New Opening Hours
Sunday and Monday (including Bank Holiday Mondays) 10.00 - 16.00
Also available for visits by appointment.
T: 01225 837439 and leave a message
Made in Combe Down
Saturday November 4 10.00 - 16.00
1st Saturday every month
Local artists and artisans work for sale including a selection from:
Cards, bangles, Picture frames, Paper engineering, Jams & chutneys, Pastries
Felt animals in kit form, sock cats and small lollipop cakes for kids, Dog blankets, coats & jumpers, and more
For more details or to book a table (currently £5) contact Rosemary
T: 01225 833301
Combe Down Exploring Art Group
Meets 1st Tuesday in the month
Next meeting on
Tuesday November 7 from 14.00 - 16.00
Run by Rosemary Simmons
All levels welcome whether you are just starting to draw and paint or have a bit more experience
No fees just a small donation towards hire of the room
For more details contact Rosemary
T: 01225 833301
Kathy Pearce Sewing Classes
Thursdays. New course started September 21
Mornings 10.00 - 12.00 or
Evenings 19.00 - 21.00
Cost £55 for 6 weeks
- basic machine and hand stitching.
- using a commercial pattern.
- cutting out, tacking and tting
- how to create darts, insert zips and make waistbands.
-finishing seams and hems.
You can bring along your own projects
and sewing machines.
There will be some machines for you to use.
You could also make soft furnishings or
other textile products using a range of
For more details contact Kathy Pearce:
T: 01225 833317
M: 0750 555 8318
Catherine Beale Watercolour Workshops
Wednesday Watercolour Workshop,
October 11 & 18
10.30 - 15.00
£80 per day includes refreshments and lunch
Gift vouchers available
Contact Catherine for workshop plan and booking form or details of further courses
M: 07891 409490
Remainder of Stone Mines Commemorative Plates now for sale!
A commemorative plates installation was commissioned to mark the completion of the stabilisation of Combe Down Stone Mines. Each household living over the mines was offered a ceramic plate representing the mined underworld beneath their house. Each patterned plate can be linked to an address.
Surrounding the patterned mine plates are simple lined plates which complete the display wall. Some groups of lined plates depict an animal indigenous to the area.
Of the single print run there are a number of duplicates remaining and these are available for sale.
Buy singles or a group for a wall display or just to wow your dinner guests!
See Facebook for photos
Patterned Plates - £10 ea
Lined plates - £5 ea, £21 for 6 or £24 for 7
Contact Jen Morgan
T: 01225 837439 & leave a message and phone number
LOCAL EXCAVATION IN FIRS FIELD
Restoration of part of Bath’s Stone Heritage.
Combe Down is the main site of Ralph Allen’s stone quarries – the source of the stone that built the World Heritage City of Bath. The abandoned workings were in-filled with a £155m project, completed in 2010. The village has lost much of the physical evidence of its stone-quarrying heritage; there is no longer any public access.
However, on Firs Field there are remains of a shaft, possibly one of 3 original light shafts, into the main underground quarry.
Just visible, in a raised area of grass, is a stone circle marking the site of the protective wall.
A project to excavate and restore this stone circle was initiated by the local Heritage Society in 2009 and is now widely supported by local groups.
Young locals lead the drive to discover the heritage
A survey of the site and an excavation of part of the wall remains has been carried out by a team of local young people aided by members of Combe Down Heritage Society, Combe Down Stone Legacy Trust and Friends of Firs Field together with experienced archaeologists from Cliveden Conservation Workshop. A section of the original stone wall has been revealed.
A blog, written by three members of the young team, led by Bert Nash, tells what they have been doing and its importance to Bath’s World Heritage status.
For further information:
Mob: 07774 113 778
Mob: 07761 736239
For more background on the heritage of Combe Down contact:
Combe Down Heritage Society
For more details on the Film Club contact:
M: 07774 113778