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The Society was first formed in 1965 by a group of people concerned with the amount of heritage that was being destroyed by the post-war frenzy for rebuilding.
DID YOU KNOW
...That Keynsham had one of the largest Roman villas ever found in this country? Several rooms had fine mosaic floors...
Keynsham By-Pass cut through the remains of the magnificent 12th century Romanesque abbey...
...That Keynsham had six Domesday mills along the Rivers Chew and Avon?
That there were formerly many pubs along Keynsham's main street, and in Saltford, at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries...
Keynsham Town Hall, shops and clock tower are built on the site of 'Cheapside' and included a slaughter house, pub, cafe and shoe shop...
...Saltford Manor House is believed to be the oldest inhabited manor house in England
Over a period of more than 40 years the Society has amassed a large archive of photographs, documents, maps and transcripts from primary sources and newspaper articles.
Membership of Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society is open to anyone who is interested in the history of the Keynsham and Saltford area. You do not have to live in the area.
In order to join simply print and complete this form, and send it with your cheque made payable to Keynsham & Saltford LHS to:- The Membership Secretary, 22 Ravenswood, Longwell Green, BRISTOL, BS30 9YR
Join Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society to find out more about your area