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Clifton Rocks Railway

Kingswood Heritage Museum's summer series of talks continues with the intriguing story of the Clifton Rocks Railway, which travelled a vertical distance of about 60 metres in connecting Hotwells to the top of the gorge above. The speaker will be Peter Davey, one of the leading historians of the local transport scene. Peter is chairman [...]

By | 2017-09-11T19:33:40+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

A very Quasar Bank Holiday at Kingswood Museum

The Quasar motorcycle One item in our exhibition about Staple Hill that has caught the imagination is the Quasar motorcycle. This experimental machine was designed and built in the works of Wilson's Engineering, in Morley Road, in the 1970s. It differed from conventional motorcycles in being a feet forward design, and featuring a roof over [...]

By | 2017-08-23T18:12:36+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Spotlight on Staple Hill

The second of Kingswood Heritage Museum's major exhibitions for the 2017 season, opening on 1 August, will concentrate on Staple Hill. It will showcase the history and social development of the area over the years. There are lots of things you may not know about Staple Hill. For example, that firefighters' uniforms have been made [...]

By | 2017-07-26T10:08:17+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Exhibitions|0 Comments

Return to Banjo Island!

The next in Kingswood Heritage Museum's summer series of talks will deal with a subject closer to home than previously! The speaker is Dave Cheesley, well known local historian. Dave's presentation will tell of his early days in Cadbury Heath, including his time at Parkwall School in the late 1950s. He will also reflect on [...]

By | 2017-06-14T15:03:46+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Henry Body rides again!

Kingswood Heritage Museum is again privileged to host the annual Douglas Motorcycle Rally and Cavalcade. It takes place on Sunday 28 May, with the Rally commencing at 11.00 am, and the Cavalcade – including a run along one of the former bike testing circuits via the Chew Valley - beginning at noon. The world famous [...]

By | 2017-05-23T20:09:15+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Cossham Hospital is 110!

This June is the 110th anniversary of the opening of that much loved local institution, Cossham Memorial Hospital. Kingswood Heritage Museum is commemorating that event with a new exhibition, in conjunction with the Friends of Cossham. The display celebrates the vision of the man who made it possible, Handel Cossham, MP and Mayor of Bath, [...]

By | 2017-05-20T14:19:35+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Return to Banjo Island’ talk

The next in the Museum's series of talks will be 'Return to Banjo Island', given by Dave Cheesley on Monday 19th June at 7.30pm. Dave is a well known local historian and long time Secretary of the Barton Hill History Group. He is also active with the Pilning and Severn Beach History Group. A small entry [...]

By | 2017-05-16T15:46:17+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Events|0 Comments