Ruspidge Local History Event 1-2 October 2016

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.

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Aspects of Wood – August coach outing

Months in the researching and a couple of trial runs later the annual society coach outing was a great success on Saturday 20th August.

Although during the week leading up to it the sun had shone and it had been very warm the weather did a complete change around for the day with intermittent rain showers and wind (not the 40 mile winds that had been forecast – thank goodness) but this added to the mystery of the the day (will it or won't it rain when getting off the bus); as normal, until we arrive at a stop nobody really know where they will be exactly going or visiting or what they will learn – only hint as to what the theme the trip will follow is the title given to it.
As normal several stops & walks; a visit to Newland village & church; Charles II oaks, enclosures, lodges, wood management, WWII shadow factory, hedges, tanneries galore and much much more.
There was a stop for tea in the morning at the up and coming Swan Tearooms in Aylvington (due to open to the public end of September) and, while it poured with rain, lunch at Whitemead park – members enjoy their different stops for tea and lunch every year.
Looking forward to next years trip – already in the planning!
Cecile & Averil
Trip organisers 

The New Fancy commemorative plaque is in place

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.  Plaque in place 12 Aug 2016

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!



Printing error in the latest Newsletter (August 2015)

Notice to all members from the Newsletter Editor

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"

Keith Walker

Committee Member & Newsletter Editor

Forest of Dean Local History Society

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