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BIAS@50 - 1967-2017 - Celebrating half a century of research

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Programme of events in 2017

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)..

JANUARY 2017

Thurs 19th Keynsham 7:30pm Newcomen and BIAS Joint.
For BIAS Geoff Wallis will talk about work he has done for the Suspension Bridge, Mike Taylor will talk about the BIAS trip to Birmingham
Newcomen speakers will be Denis Dodd - The Grand Western Canal and its Boat Lifts - and Stephen K. Jones - The Atlantic Telegraph Cable of 1865/66: New York to London via Abermawr.

FEBRUARY

Thurs 9 7:30 Keynsham Early motoring in India.
John Loosley. describes how a company started by a Gloucestershire man in Madras introduced cars into India and became the Southern India distributor for Morris and other cars.
Thurs 23rd 7:30 Keynsham Recent Restoration Works on the Somerset Coal Canal
Mike Chapman, Historical Advisor for Somerset Coal Canal

MARCH

Thurs 9th 7:30 Bath BIAS, the first fifty years.
Sir Neil Cossins will give a talk about BIAS 50 at Green Park Station, Bath
Thurs 23rd 7:30 Keynsham The Vale of Berkeley Railway Restoration -
The history of the line, the link across the Severn to Lydney, current restoration and plans for the future. Ian Raven- member of the restoration team

APRIL

Thurs 13th 7:30 Keynsham 50 years of Saltford Mill.
Our chairman Tony Coverdale
Thurs 27th 7:30 Keynsham AGM.
Archive Film. Keith Hickman will give a talk on his amazing family history research. Please bring the AGM papers provided as an insert in this bulletin.
Should be able to pick up your yearly Journal too

MAY Idea from MAY TO AUGUST is to go to or hear about sites that BIAS has been involved in over the last 50 years, plus of course the Hanham boat trip and trip to suspension bridge vaults

Thurs 11th tba
Thurs 25th tba
Sunday 28th 2-4 Birthday party Radstock Museum, Waterloo Road, RADSTOCK, BA3 3EP. Tel: +44 (0)1761 437722. RSVP asap to Stuart Burrows so we can ascertain numbers and work out how much birthday cake we need to celebrate. One of the Radstock representatives may say a few words about the Somerset Coalfield Lift relaunch or about the museum in general. The Chairman of BIAS will say a few words and cut the cake with a musical knife.

JUNE

Thurs 8th tba
Thurs 22th tba

JULY

Thurs 13th tba
Thurs 27th tba

AUGUST

Thurs 10th tba
Thurs 24th tba

SEPTEMBER

Thurs 14th tba
Thurs 28th tba

OCTOBER

Thurs 12th tba
Thurs 26th tba

NOVEMBER

Thurs 9th tba
Thurs 23rd tba

DECEMBER

Thurs 14th 7:30 Keynsham Xmas social. Bring food

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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