History events coming up in July….


In Pillowell Woods – FW Harvey 
The concert detailed below launches a new edition of In Pillowell Woods, a volume of Will Harvey’s poems first published by Frank Harris, one of the Society’s founder members, in 1926. Frank was a  Lydney newsagent, avid fan of Will Harvey and wrote the foreword to the book.


The Landmark Trust – Public Open Days Abbey Gatehouse – July 2018
Public Open Days at the historic property Abbey Gatehouse on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018. This will be a chance for the public to see inside this property which has been restored by The Landmark Trust.


A history of underground Dean – Thurs 19 July 7.30 pm Clearwell Caves

Non-members £5 including refreshments – tickets available from the Coleford Tourism Office 
LHS Members £3 – if you haven't done so already, please advise meetings@forestofdeanhistory.org.uk if you wish to attend, and pay at door – tickets being held for those who let us know they are coming…

A Fortunate Man – films, exhibitions, discussions, tours….22nd – 24th June Soudley and St Briavels

Reading the Forest, a Foresters’ Forest project, is bringing us this packed weekend on the life of Dr Eskell, made famous by John Berger and Jean Mohr’s book, A Fortunate Man. The full programme is shown here and below that is a downloadable version  – lots to do and see and many memories also, not just of the man, but of the Forest at the time.
The weekend is part of the Society’s 70th anniversary celebrations. Everyone welcome – you don’t need to be a member…