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Spring talk – The Langtons of Newton Park

Our spring talk is being given by Prof Graham Davis (lately of Bath Spa University).  Graham will be looking at the history of the Langton family who were the owners of Newton Park, outside Corston, for 300 years.

With their roots in the Bristol mercantile community, the family went onto include a Radical MP and a leading suffragist  before the estate was passed to the Duchy of Cornwall.

This fascinating story will be told on April 27th from 7.30pm at Corston Village Hall.  Tickets are £5 and as previously includes bread, cheese and soft drinks – for licensing reasons please bring your own wine, beer or cider!

Tickets are available on the door or in advance from Diane Phillips and Martin Seymour  in the village.  You can also email us at CorstonLHS@gmail.com to reserve your ticket.

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Corston Village History Weekend

We are excited confirm that this year’s Village History Weekend will be taking place on April 21st & 22nd.

Entrance is free with exhibitions running in both the Village Hall and All Saints Church, giving you a chance to:

  • look at displays covering Corston’s History from prehistory to the present
  • discover new research on Corston’s Suffragists and Suffragettes
  • see the first material from our new oral history project – and register to be interviewed
  • learn about how we are trying to reconstruct the routes taken by the nineteenth century census officers
  • watch Corston’s development unfold through maps
  • visit Corston’s medieval daisywheel
  • explore the online Derek Richards Archive, being added to our website
  • “Add to the Archive” by letting us scan copies your photos and documents
  • find out more about our upcoming programme of walks and talks
  • contribute to the Corston Conservation Area Appraisal
  • take a break with tea, coffee and cakes
  • join Corston Local History Society if you are not already a member
Both the Village Hall and All Saints Church will be open between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd April.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Richard

Corston Local History Society

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Corston Village History Walk

Corston Local History Society’s  Village History Walk, led by Martin Seymour took place on a very wet Sunday afternoon in January.

The twenty six hardy society members visited key locations around the village, including the possible site of Corston’s medieval mill, and ended with welcome hot drinks at the church.

We will be re-running the walk in the summer or those of you wishing to see the sun on your way round!

 

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The possible site of Corston Mill
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Brookside & Wells Road
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Corston Lane
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The Barton
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All Saints Church

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