Bedwyn History Society

Great Bedwyn Map 1773Great Bedwyn Town Hall

About Us  

The Bedwyn History Society provides for its members a programme of about 8 talks on topics of local and wider historical interest. The programme usually includes an outing to an area of local historical interest accompanied by an expert guide. Recent outings have included a walk to Chisbury hill-fort, a walk through Savernake Forest and Bedwyn Common to Tottenham House, and a guided visit to some of the ancient trees in Savernake Forest.

The Society also produces an occasional publication called The Bedwyn Chronicles, containing articles of about the history of the Bedwyns and the neighbourhood.

Membership of the Bedwyn History Society is a bargain at 10 per year, starting from the AGM in September.

If you want to join, or want to know more about the Society, please send an email to

Bedwyn Chronicles

The BHS has produced over 50 issues of the Bedwyn Chronicles, with hundreds of articles of local interest. Some recent examples of articles are shown here.

All issues of the Chronicles are available on CD at a price of 5. If you are interested in having a CD with hundreds of articles about the history of this area, please send an email to

Historic Archive

The Society has a substantial document archive. The archives are currently being catalogued, and when available the catalogue will be published here.

Leaflets and Other Publications

The Society has produced 'A Walk round Great Bedwyn', describing a 45 minute walk showing many of the historical landmarks of Great Bedwyn. This is available here. This is also available in paper as a two-sided leaflet; if you would like some leaflets, please send an email to


Welcome Back!!

After some general discussion within the village, we have decided to restart the website, in the hope that some of the the historic objections have been resolved.


Bedwyn Cinema

As I hope your aware, the Village Hall Committee has been raising funds to allow the village to have it's own cinema capability at the village hall.  These plans, including the fund raising are now very advanced and we hope to have everything up and running in the new year.