Bremhill History Festival and Children’s History Festival 2021

11th and 12th December

Last year our plans were somewhat thwarted by the pandemic so we could only do talks online – this year we hope to be able to have the event in person, and combine it with the launch of the Bremhill parish history book.

The date is planned for Saturday, 11 th December, with talks at Bremhill Village Hall throughout the afternoon and the book launch around 6pm. Exact details will be circulated nearer the time, including how to apply for free tickets, but for now please put the date in your diary.

Speakers include:

  • Simon Kerry – on the Lansdowne family involvement in the parish
  • Simon Draper and John Chandler – discussing theories about early settlement in the parish
  • David Wood – presenting some of the findings of his recent research
  • Julian Orbach – on notable buildings in the parish, some of which feature in the new Pevsner guide to the buildings of Wiltshire
  • Louise Ryland-Epton – on the many characters and stories coming out of her research for the book.

On Sunday 12th December in the morning from 10.30am we plan to have the Children’s History Festival in the Bremhill Village Hall. This will include a range of exciting activities including pottery, biscuit decoration, brass rubbing, dressing up in historical costumes, handling local finds from the Wiltshire Museum and a Family Heritage Trail. The event is targeted at children between the ages of 8 and 12, but younger and older children will be welcome. More details to follow.