Blagdon Local History Society (BLHS) exists to help people discover the fascinating history of our village, and to promote an appreciation and enjoyment of our heritage, including putting our knowledge into a wider local context.
Blagdon as a settlement has a history that probably goes back to at least Roman times. It is included in the Domesday Book under the name Blachdone. Although evidence from those days is rare, the legacy of more recent times is all around us, if you know where to look.
Perhaps you would like to know more about the history of your home or a particular family or individual? Using our local knowledge and archive we can often provide information or help members further their own research. We are always pleased when people express interest or contact us.
|Eligibility:||Open to all|
|Fees:||£12 per year per person or £20 per couple, this entitles members to free entry to meetings, use of the Society’s facilities and special offers for publications. Visitors are welcome and charged £2.50 per session|
|Venue:||Court Lodge, next to The Stores in the High Street|
|Open meetings:||Generally the Second Wednesday of the month but look out for posters and entries in local publications|
|Time:||7.30pm and lasting no more than two hours|
The Society has published a series of volumes on The History of Blagdon, CDs and historical trail booklets.
These are all available from Blagdon Post Office Stores or the Society.
Pip Riley, Secretary
T: 01761 462 120
Andrew Barnes, Membership Secretary