Our New Fancy stone – Listen to BBC Radio Gloucestershire tomorrow 7.15 am

Good news!
Thanks to our Publicity Officer John Powell’s excellent publicity concerning the stone at New Fancy, the Society has had two offers to help move it to its final resting place above shaft 2 at New Fancy.
In addition, BBC Radio Gloucestershire will be featuring the story of ‘the stone’ including a live spot from New Fancy on the morning breakfast show on Wednesday 27th April between 07’15 and 07’30. Chairman Simon Moore, Ron Beard and Keith Walker will be representing the Society. The BBC have also told us that they will interview a mystery guest at New Fancy on the same date between 08’00 and 08’15, who may well  be able to help us move the stone.

We hope to have a formal unveiling at some stage, so look out for that.

Living History event at Llanthony Priory, Gloucester

The Civil War Re-enactors are holding a Living History event on Saturday 23 April in the Llanthony Grounds, prior to a parade through Gloucester on the Sunday morning.  Attached is a copy of their itinerary.
The event takes place between 11 and 3 pm and there will also be a chance to  catch up with Llanthony plans now that they have received Heritage Lottery Funds.
They are hoping to have a special canon and musket firing volley at 2.30 pm to celebrate the HLF success.
If anyone if available to help with this event, please let Liz Griffiths (details  below) know.  They need volunteers who can help set up – gazebo and exhibition, be around to help with visitors; possibly do some short history tours of the site, and act as ambassadors on the Trust's behalf. 
Or just go along and enjoy the event.
Liz Griffiths
for and on behalf of Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust

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Gloucester Cathedral Library Tours

Members of the public rarely have the opportunity to visit the fascinating medieval library at Gloucester Cathedral, so you may be interested in the special tours being held throughout the rest of the year. Please see the attached poster for further details.
Any queries should be directed to:
Lorna Giles
Visitor Experience Manager, Gloucester Cathedral
The Cathedral Office
12 College Green
Telephone: 01452 229812

Sign up for the Cathedral's free monthly e-newsletter at www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

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David Mushet and his contribution to the ‘map that changed the world

Here's another opportunity to hear Cherry Lewis if you missed her award winning talk at the FoD LHS meeting last year. Cherry will be speaking about David Mushet and his contribution to the ‘map that changed the world' at the next meeting of Yorkley History Group.
This is on Wednesday 4th May at 7.30 pm at Yorkley Community Centre. Admission £2 to include a cuppa and biscuit.