A mysterious tower stands alone in Lassington Lane. Where are the houses that once stood there? Who lived there?
What happened there? Why did the River Severn draw people to this area?
COME AND FIND OUT – Find us in the Highnam Parish Room.
Wednesday 13th November – 7.30pm Doors open at 7.00pm for a glass of wine?
An illustrated talk on Lassington and The Severn Vale by historian Dr. Simon Draper.
Everyone very welcome. Non-members £3.00
Dr. Simon Draper Resume.
Dr Simon Draper is Assistant Editor of the Oxfordshire Victoria County History (VCH), having previously worked for the VCH in Gloucestershire (2007-10), and for the University of the West of England’s ‘Family Names of the United Kingdom’ research project, which resulted in the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland (2016). A landscape archaeologist by training, his primary research interests lie in the Anglo-Saxon period and with the relationship between place-names and archaeology. He is the author of Landscape, Settlement, and Society in Roman and Early Medieval Wiltshire (2006), and also edits the annual Transactions of the Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society.