Our 40th AGM is on Saturday 22 June 2019, 2pm at the Church Institute, Tyning Lane, Bratton BA13 4RR.

Please do come along.  Members, guests and members of the public are warmly welcomed.  The short meeting will be followed tea and homemade cake, when a few words on the history of Bratton will be given by Mike Manson of the local history group.  After tea, we will walk around the centre of Bratton to be shown some of the interesting houses there. Bratton is a compact village under the north side of Salisbury Plain. It contains a high proportion of old houses of many periods, showing the use of a wide variety of building materials.  There are about 44 listed buildings of interest including the Courthouse (15th century), Bratton House (1715), and Melbourne House (1768).  Please let us know in advance if you can, but you can just turn up on the day.

If you would like us to give a talk to your group, or for more information about any of our events Tel 01249 705508 or email dorothy.treasure@wiltshire.gov.uk or email alysoncurtis@btinternet.com

Next Talks

Tuesday 25 June 2019 – Recent WBR fieldwork – at Probus Club, Purton.

Wednesday 24 July 2019 – Walking tour looking at the buildings of Seend – booking essential.

Annual Study Day

The 2019 Annual Study Day ‘Good Foundations’ is on Saturday 19 October 2019 at Melksham Assembly Hall 10:25 to 16:35 (refreshments from 10:00).  The day will explore the variety of building materials available to builders from the earliest times, how they made the most of them and their impact on the appearance of our towns and villages today.  Tickets £16.50 or £14 for members, senior citizens and students.  You can book a buffet lunch for £8.50 or bring your own.

For details of speakers and talks please click on the link  WBR Flyer – GOOD FOUNDATIONS