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Programme of events in 2019

Keynsham British Legion
Keynsham British Legion, Charlton Road, Keynsham BS31 2JA
Keynsham British Legion

Car: From Bristol, turn right at the Keynsham bypass roundabout to go to Keynsham. Straight on at Station roundabout, turn next right. Substantial council car park on Ashton Way about 50 yards from the Legion. Free after 6PM
By Bus: The 38 service run by First Bus links Keynsham to Bath and Bristol and provides an hourly service that arrives at suitable times for meetings. The bus from Bath via Saltford stops in Temple Street at the opposite end of the High Street from the Royal British Legion giving you a 5 minute walk.
Alternatively you can stay on this service and travel round Keynsham until it arrives at the other end of the High Street and get off opposite St Johns Church on the High Street.
From Bristol get off at St Johns Church. Returning to Bath or Bristol you can use either the 38 or 39 service from St Johns Church
By Rail: There are direct hourly services from Bristol Parkway, Bristol Temple Meads and Bath at suitable times to arrive for the meeting.
The return trains are also hourly but people wishing to reach Bristol Parkway would need to change at Temple Meads. (Based on present summer timetable)..

2019

JANUARY

Thursday 10th 7:30 Keysham Joint meeting with Newcomen Society at Keynsham
Celia Downie will be talking about SPAB for BIAS. Norman Rogers, chairman of BSMEE will be giving an update on the Ashton Court Miniature Railway
Thursday 24th 7:30pm Keynsham The restoration of the Fry's Sentinel
our own Eric Miles will talk about progress with restoration

FEBRUARY

Thursday 14th 7:30pm Keynsham Restoring Hemingfield Colliery - Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs
our own Steve Grudgings
Thursday 28th 7:30pm Keynsham Richard Champion and his Bristol Porcelain.
The man and his manufacture of fine hard-paste porcelain in Bristol which finished in the 1780s. Roger Angerson

MARCH

Thursday 14th 7:30pm Keynsham Charles Benjamin Redrup,
a Welsh-born aero-engine designer, was engaged in the 1930s by the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company to build an unusual rotary bus engine, which was used for several years until the company was taken over by Thomas Tilling. William Fairney BIAS member
Thursday 28th 7:30pm Keynsham GWR Badminton Line.
which ran between Wootton Bassett and Patchway from 1903 until 1968, illustrated with photographs from the whole period and up to the present day. Alan Freke

APRIL

Saturday 6th 7:30pm Saltford Hall SWWRIAC 2019 (South Wales and West of England Conference on Industrial Heritage).
Hosted By BIAS, this event will be held in Saltford Hall complex. More details
Thursday 11th 7:30pm Keynsham Drag Act: Early Dredging in Bristol.
Andy King of Mshed
Thursday 25th 7:30pm Keynsham AGM and talk by the work at Serridge and the engine house. Steve Grudgings and David Hardwick

MEETING VENUES

Meetings will now be held in Keynsham British Legion, Charlton Road, Keynsham BS31 2JA
By Car: From Bristol, turn right at the Keynsham bypass roundabout to go to Keynsham. Straight on at Station roundabout and turn next right. Very substantial council car park on Ashton Way about 50 yards from the Legion. Free after 6PM.
By Bus: The 337/339 service run by First Bus from Bath via Saltford stops in Temple Street at the opposite end of the High Street from the Legion giving you a 5 minute walk.
Alternatively you can stay on this service and travel round Keynsham until it arrives at the other end of the High Street and get off on Charlton Road and walk down to the Legion or get off opposite St Johns Church on the High Street. The service is hourly and at present timings are reasonably convienient for meetings.
The 349 service from Bristol via Brislington is provided by Abus and First Bus (return tickets can be used on both operators). This sets down opposite St Johns Church. The service is hourly, the return times are at present not ideal unless you want to stay for a drink at the Legion.
By Rail: There are direct hourly services from Bristol Parkway and Bath at suitable times to arrive for the meeting. The return trains are also hourly but people wishing to reach Bristol Parkway would need to change at Temple Meads. (Based on present winter timetable).

'Bath' meetings are held at the Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road, Bath.

For all walks and field visits, wear stout shoes and adequate weather equipment. Bring picnic lunches as necessary


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