The last time the local historians of Ruspidge put on such an event, it was a great success, so they’re doing it again.
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!
Please accept my apologies for the printing error on the inside page of the rear cover of the latest newsletter.
The missing line should read:
"to find another one.
For there, down the hill past the Old Bailey Inn and opposite the shops, is"
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7 pm on the hottest day of the year, Tuesday 19 July, meeting in the Old Ferry Inn carpark to enjoy the breeze off the river and for the start
of our tour led by Tidenham History Group members, Richard and Carol Clammer.
about 900 AD, and used by coaches until the rival crossing at Black Rocks gained the railway.
and explored the Commonwealth War Graves cemetery there. Most of the village is now MOD land, stemming back to Sept 1917 when the
powers-that-be came up with a plan to build prefabricated ships at Beachley. In order to execute this plan, the whole village
was compulsorily acquired and everyone summarily booted out with two weeks’
by Richard and Carol, and when their book is published we will have them come
along to a Society meeting and tell us all about it.
Our thanks to them for a fascinating glimpse into a near,
but not very familiar, place.
A dozen or so members of the Society decided not to do the ironing (in front of the television…tennis anyone? or racing? ) this afternoon and instead follow fellow members Steve Cooper and Geoff Davis on our tour of Pillowell. Steve is also the Chairman of the FW Harvey Society, so our walk was punctuated with notes about Harvey’s favourite pub, his first married home, and even some poems. The rain showers were mercifully brief, and no-one minded anyway, given this was a part of the Forest which few of us had even seen, let alone knew much about. Many thanks to the Methodist Church for opening up for us, and also to FWH’s daughter who kindly invited us for tea at Harvey’s old home, Highview. Full details and more pictures in the next newsletter.
On Sunday 5th June there will be a guided history walk round Oldcroft. Meeting at the Nags Head at Yorkley at 2.30 pm. This meeting is in conjunction with the Forest of Dean Walking for Health Group. No charge.
On Wednesday 6th July at 7.30 pm at Yorkley Community Centre the Worcestershire archaeology team will be explaining their recent dig at Yorkley and telling us what they found. This dig was part of the Foresters Forest Project. All welcome, £2 on the door