The Society's Annual General Meeting is at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 8th October at the West Dean Centre, Bream. After a short AGM and the tea break, Ian Pope will talk on "The Crawshays and their Coal Mines".
I attach two documents. One is the Agenda for the meeting. Members – this is your Society and your meeting. If there are issues you want to raise, new Committee members to nominate, now is your chance. Contact Chair Simon Moore or me in advance if you want to. The other attachment is the Minutes of the 2015 AGM. We'll be asking for approval of these.
Acting Secretary, Forest of Dean Local History Society
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The last time the local historians of Ruspidge put on such an event, it was a great success, so they’re doing it again.
All the details are in the poster attached.
In particular, if you have anything relevant you can loan or bring along at the time, the
organisers would love to hear from you. Telephone Heather on 01594 822 678 if you can help.
The plaque is now attached to the stone marking the site of Shaft No 2 at New Fancy Colliery site, thanks to two hours hard work by Daniel Roberts and Lee Truman of local stone masons, M E Damsells.
So we’re now ready for our ceremony on Sat 10th Sept. Parkend Silver Band will open for us, at 10.45 am, with the actual dedication taking place at 11.15. More of the band from 11.30 to midday, and we will also have Society members available until 4 pm at the GeoMap, the Miners Memorial and the viewing point, as well as the stone itself, to explain what all these sites are about.
Do come and see us!