Kingswood Heritage Museum is pleased to announce its 2019 talks season. From April onwards the Museum will once again be hosting a series of monthly talks about subjects of interest to local people. These will range from the history of Frenchay to the story of grottoes like the one at Warmley – and, later in the season, Chris Skidmore MP will give the audience his view of King Richard III!
The first of the series is to be held at the Museum on Monday 8 April, commencing at 7.30pm, and is entitled “Cotton Threads”. The speaker will be Garry Atterton, who will talk about what he calls “the five storey monster on Barton Hill”. Garry’s family hails from that area, so he is well placed to describe the life of the nearly 2000 people who worked at the
Great Western Cotton factory, opened in 1838, and its impact on the surrounding scene.
He will also reveal the origins of the finance that built the business.
The small entry fee of £3 will include light refreshments. For more information contact the Museum, telephone 0117 960 5664, or via email at [email protected]