Congratulations to Keith Walker on being the 2016 Jerrard Award runner up for his article in the 2016 New Regard – second only to Nick Herbert who has been a professional historian and writer all his career. Congratulations to Nick too (who will be our November speaker).
Additionally, for the first time, we won the best display award. This means our display will be the first one featured at the new Gloucestershire Archives Hub when it reopens .
We will also show the display to members and visitors at our indoor meeting in Bream next month.
And of course, the day will be featured in our next members’ newsletter.
The Society’s next indoor meeting will take place on Friday 24 March at 7.30 pm at the Blakeney Village Hall.
Peter Strong will talk to us about the murder of Kymin Bet, which took place in Monmouthshire in 1828. Not for the fainthearted, he tells us. For more details and directions to the Hall (sat nav won’t get you there), go to our events page
British Association for Local History (BALH).
Former Chairman and long term member of the History Society, Ron Beard, has won an Award for Personal Achievement in Local History in recognition of his many years of contribution to our knowledge of the history of the Dean.
ENGLISH BICKNOR LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
Forest of Dean Railways
With Neil Parkhouse
Local author and publisher
Thursday 9 March 2017
7.30pm, English Bicknor Village Hall
Entry: £2.50, FREE for EBLHG members – join on the door
Contact: Claire Scales firstname.lastname@example.org 836191
Gloucester Cathedral was filled with more than 500 people who had come to support their candidate for the new Forest of Dean Verderer or just to watch and take in the pomp and ceremony. The High Sheriff, Lady Bathurst, resplendent in her ostrich feather traditional hat and black gown, and preceded down the long aisle by a scarlet-gowned gentleman bearing a sword on a cushion, did a great job.
Rich Daniels was elected by a clear majority, so congratulations to Rich!
A reminder that this is nearly upon us! Do come along – there are still free seats available on the coach. Email email@example.com or call 01594 510 533. Pickups along the route can be organised.