Monday, 13 March 2017

Salisbury History project - HELP needed

We need your help to shape our new history website – please can you take 5 minutes to complete our survey

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Background : Salisbury District Hospital’s ArtCare team has been awarded a £40,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to record and improve access to its collection of historical archives, memorabilia and medical equipment, through exhibitions, workshops, talks and permanent displays. The collection includes photographs, video, artwork and medical objects that give a distinctive view of Salisbury and the way healthcare has developed from 1700 to the present day.

The second phase of this project is to create a website to share these collection items with the public. ArtCare need your help, to shape the way the website looks and let us know what aspects of these interesting and unique stories you would like to be told.
This survey will be open until 31st March 2017.

Much appreciated,

Lesley Meaker 

01722 336262 ext 5618

More about our history project and archives 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Archaeology Group

The group is shared with Salisbury, Sarum and Spire U3A and meetings are held in the Salisbury Museum Lecture Hall on the second Tuesday of each month except August between 10.15 and 12 pm. There is room for anyone who wishes to join the group. Visits to places of interest to the group are also arranged. There is a charge per meeting to cover costs of the speaker usually £2 but up to £5 for speciality speakers. The more attending the lesser the charge. If you would like more information please contact Malcolm Burrows at or tel 01722 416828

March 14th A tale of two cities: Medieval Salisbury and Southampton - Nick Griffiths

April 11th Members presentations and topical discussion in the Museum meeting room

May 9th Secret places for Spitfires WWII talk at the Amesbury History Centre 10.30am

June 13th Treasures of the Wessex gallery: presentation by one of the museum’s experts.

July 11th Airfields of the New Forrest – Colin van Geffen

August 8th No meeting

September 12th Egyptology- Hunter gatherers to Nationhood – Janet Diamond

October 10th Visit to Kingston Lacy to see Egyptian collection – guide requested.

November 14th Knocking Down the Stones – What happened at Stonehenge – Timothy Brown

Thursday, 2 March 2017