March 2022: Kingswood Heritage Museum

February 24 2022

Museum opening

New exhibits featuring Dalton Young Products

The Museum reopens for the new season on 2 April, and will feature revamped permanent displays and three new temporary exhibitions: the Lucas factory in Kingswood; the Kingswood Tizer factory, and the Ambassador cinema (which later became the Odeon cinema and Kingswood Bowling Centre). Further exhibitions will spotlight the areas of Cadbury Heath, Barrs Court, Longwell Green and Willsbridge.

The photo shows part of one of the new exhibits featuring Dalton Young Products, a subsidiary of Kleeneze.

The coming of Rome to the Avon Valley: invasion and settlement

The first of this year’s programme of monthly talks will be held at the Museum on Wednesday 13th April, starting at 7.30. 

This is the first of two talks telling the story of the Roman invasion, occupation and settlement of the area. 

The first talk will be provided by Stephen Bird MBE, the recently retired Head of Heritage Services for Bath and North East Somerset, and will feature the early Roman military and invasion period, the laying out of roads and the establishment of civilian settlements. 

Admission costs £4, including tea or coffee, and seats can be reserved by calling 0117 960 5664.

The coming of Rome to the Avon Valley: invasion and settlement