It will come as no surprise that we have made the decision to cancel our April meeting and upcoming summer events. So far, we are holding out for normal life again by September but we will have to wait and see. For any events advertised on this news site which are not hosted by us, please contact the organising group, but it’s pretty safe to assume they are not going ahead.
The Local History Day will be held on Saturday 25th April 2020 with the theme – the History of Education in Gloucestershire. The event will be held at the Oxstalls Campus at the University of Gloucestershire, in the main part of the Oxstalls campus, close to the main Reception area.
There is ample parking on site which is free on a Saturday and a cafe where refreshments, including lunch, will be provided.
Entrance fee on the door is £5 per person including refreshments. Please note this will not cover the full costs so any additional donations will be gratefully received.
The groups below will have displays: Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Cirencester, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Leckhampton, Nailsworth, Painswick, Stonehouse, Stroud Glos Archives, History Press bookstall, Geoff North bookstall, GCHTrust
The final programme and a poster of the event are attached.
The Waterloo exhibition now on at Dean Heritage Centre – poster attached – is well worth seeing. It runs until the end of December and has been created by Steven Carter. He grew up in the Forest and became interested in his grandfather’s role in the 1949 flooding. Steve has carried out considerable research and produced a fantastic exhibition, covering the beginnings, the name, the flooding and the closure. It offers new insights and pays tribute to the hard working miners of the Forest.