Events & Activities

An Annual Conference/AGM is held early in October, usually in the Midlands.

Some County and Local Groups occasionally organise events ranging from formal meetings with speakers through coffee mornings and themed walks.

The County and Local Groups raise funds for restoration, conservation and rescue projects, including obtaining grants from Local Authorities, Parishes, Heritage Funding and other initiatives.

They also raise awareness of the Society and its aims by giving talks to other societies, schools, and special interest groups and by obtaining press coverage; for information on your County Group, email John Haynes.

 

NATIONAL / REGIONAL EVENTS

All members, guests, and visitors are welcome at all our meetings.

 

Saturday 3rd October 2020

The Milestone Society’s AGM and Annual Conference will be held on Saturday 3rd October 2020 – twenty years since the inaugural ‘Study Day’ set up at the Black Country Museum by Terry Keegan and a few like-minded enthusiasts…

The location is Frenchay Village Hall, Beckspool Road, Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1NU - Doors open 10 am for refreshments and the AGM will begin at 10.30. The meeting will end by 3.30; patronise the White Lion pub or bring a packed lunch.

Our Terry Keegan Memorial Speaker is Andrew Langdon: ‘To guard and guide the way to the Church: Cornish Wayside Crosses’, covering the hundreds of wayside crosses marking roads, tracks and footpaths, and putting them in their national context - many crosses also have a dual function, marking the route to the church and also the boundary of the parish or glebe.

Tim Jenkinson will talk about the Dan Brewer Archive for Dartmoor Boundary Stones and Richard Raynsford will serve up some fascinating facts about 'The construction and development of historic routes in England' – view the range of displays and bring your contributions for our Book Swap table too!

Directions: Leave the M4 at J19 for the M32, stay in the left hand lane for A4174 Ring Road. Turn left onto the Ring Road and take the right hand lane, signed to Frenchay; shortly turn right at the traffic lights into the B4058 Bristol Rd and turn left into Beckspool Road. The Hall is on your left, by the junction with Cleeve Road. There's plenty of free parking on site and along the roadside. Buses from Parkway station stop at Bristol Road or contact Jan for a lift from Parkway: js@milestonesociety.co.uk