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Books and Publications

We have recently added three more books. Check out our sales page for more details.

Public Open Days

SGMRG Public Open Days most years at Oldwood Pit, attracting around 500 visitors. However our next open day will be in September 2016 (entry is FREE). You can also come along to any of our events for £2*.

Frampton Cotterell & District Local History Society Programme

The Frampton Cotterell & District Local History Society meet on the third Wednesday of the month (October to April) at 7.30pm in Zion Church Hall, Woodend Road, Frampton Cotterell. BS36 2HX.

Annual Membership is £10, Guest for evening is £3.

The events for 2014/2015 season are:

15th October Alan Freke - The works of Francis Simpson
19th November Gary Gowans - The Great Christmas truce
10th December Professor Ronald Hutton - Poverty and Crime
21st January 2015 Dr Steve Poole - Radical Politics
18th February 2015John Putley - Stand and Deliver - Highwaymen in Gloucestershire
18th March Paul Barnett - The Severn Bridge Disaster
15th April AGM and talk by Dr J Harlow - Bristol and the Civil War
20th May Walking tour of Chipping Sodbury - meet at 7:30 at Chipping Sodbury clock tower

Everyone welcome. If you would like to come along, please just turn up on the night.

Objectives of the Frampton Cotterell & District Local History Society

  • To promote the study of local history
  • To safeguard, record and preserve the history of the area
  • To conduct research and disseminate knowledge
  • To publish historical records and research material
  • To provide lectures, talks, conducted walks and visits

Note that the Frampton Cotterell Local History Society is not associated with the SGMRG in any way, but has some members in common and has similar interests. They currently do not have their own website.

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