Waterloo exhibition at Dean Heritage Centre

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.

 

If anyone has memories to share or more information to offer, please contact Collections Officer Nicola Wynn   nicola@deanheritagecentre.com

 

Friends of Gloucestershire Archives – forthcoming events

Dear FoGA members –
Attached is information about events being planned for next month and into next year. Here too is the booking form for the next occasion – the visit ‘aloft’ in Gloucester Cathedral on Tuesday 12 November

Please kindly be aware that numbers for this are limited because of the space available in the Library and Archives and the Organ Loft; members of FoGA therefore have priority booking.

There are already a couple of firm dates for your 2020 diaries:

Wednesday 4 March – an afternoon visit to the Museum in the Park
in Stroud

Sunday 14 June – another of John Chandler’s much enjoyed Mystery Tours 

Please contact me if you have any queries: tuneone@waitrose.com.

Cherry Ann Knott

FoGA events programme organiser

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Three Wise Men and the Severn Bore

The science of the Severn Bore? In the latter half of the 19th and early 20th centuries, how and where the bore arose was a subject exercising the minds of some of the country’s best known scientists. Their thoughts, reasonings and differences, which centred largely on the Severn near Newnham, will be the subject of a talk by John Powell on Thursday 10 October at Armoury Hall, 7.30 pm. John’s findings will also appear in an article in the latest Forest of Dean Local History Society’s journal the New Regard, and copies of the journal will be on sale at the meeting (no member discounts available that evening). 

John’s talks are always popular, so wise to get your (free) ticket from Newnham Post Office in advance or risk being turned away!

Two events coming up and also link to the Glos History Festival

Never Better, historical performance Gloucester  – part of Gloucester History Festival 
From email forwarded by GLHA:
Never Better is a hauntingly beautiful, immersive 'walkabout' performance, inside Blackfriars Priory. As you move through the building, transformed into the 'lunatic asylums' of 150 years ago, you'll be taken on a journey inspired by the history of Gloucestershire’s mental health. The performance tells real life stories, combining theatre, dance, live music, a choir, medicinal beer, and even a flock of chickens. 
The show takes place on the 7th and 8th September 2019 at Blackfriars Priory, GL1 2HN.
There are three performances each day; 1pm, 4pm and 7.30pm.
Performances are free, but you must reserve tickets.
For further information and to book your tickets please use the following link – https://neverbetter.site/


English Bicknor Local History Group
'John Kyrle, Man of Ross' with John Hurley 
Thurs 12 Sept, 7.30 pm English Bicknor Village Hall
Entry £2.50, free EBLHG members – join on the door
Tel Clare Scales for queries 01594 836191

Visit our website at forestofdeanhistory.org.uk

Archaeology Talk about Ruardean Castle Community Dig – Thurs 29th Aug 6pm

Robin Jackson will be delivering a talk about the community dig at Ruardean Castle in Ruardean Village Hall on Thurs 29th Aug at 6pm .
The next community dig at the Ruardean Hill site will start in Sept and the Open Day for that is on Sun 22nd Sept, when there will be guided tours. Visit Foresters Forest for updates.