LESLIE GRINSELL MEMORIAL LECTURE
Illustrated talk by Dr. Amanda Chadburn, Senior National Rural and Environmental Advisor, Government Team, Historic England.
The former visitor facilities at Stonehenge were once described by the Public Accounts Committee as “a national disgrace”. Following years of debate and argument the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre opened in 2013. Dr. Chadburn will explain the steps English Heritage took to reach this conclusion – rejected schemes, alternative sites considered and Public Enquiries conducted. She will outline the research involved including the laser scanning of the monument and how the content of the new centre was decided and how exhibits might be interpreted.
Analysis will be provided on key questions: where did the Stonehenge builders live? How did the stones get to the site? Was the building plan completed? Dr. Chadburn was involved in all aspects of the new Visitor Centre and the Stonehenge World Heritage site from 1992-2013 and will define the detailed story behind the building of a new facility.
Held in our new venue of the APOSTLE ROOM in CLIFTON CATHEDRAL, PEMBROKE ROAD, CLIFTON,BRISTOL BS8 3BX at 7.30pm.
Ample car parking is available in the Cathedral car park, entrance from Worcester Road off Pembroke Road. The 8 and 9 buses both run along Pembroke Road. The entrance to the Apostle Room is on the same level as the car park, under the main part of the Cathedral.
Guests are welcome at a charge of £1.00 per meeting (no charge for members).
All meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month – do note them in your diary now.