Success for the Society at the GLHA Local History Day!

Our Society had a very successful day on Saturday at this county event, sponsored by the Gloucestershire Local History Association of which we are a member.

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.

Well done to everyone involved!


Treasurer, Cecile Hunt with Secretary, Chris Sullivan and Vice Chair, Mary Sullivan by the winning display.
Keith Walker receives the runner up prize from Bryan Jerrard.
Mary is congratulated by GLHA Chairman, Steve Blake


Fri 24 March 2017 – murder and old-fashioned policing!

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

Our Award winning Society…

The Society is thrilled that two of our members have won national awards from the

British Association for Local History (BALH)​.

​F​ormer 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.

​And Cherry Lewis has won the best ‘long article’ category in the 2017 BALH Publications Awards for her article in the 2016 issue of The New Regard on David Mushet and his map.
The Award​s will be presented​ at a ceremony on Local History Day on Saturday 3 June in London.
Congratulations to both Ron and Cherry!