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.
Newnham Historical Group will be launching the final volume of the Newnham Historical Collection on Thursday 14th November at the Armoury Village Hall at 7.30 pm. All welcome – see the poster for details.
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
Sunday 14 June – another of John Chandler’s much enjoyed Mystery Tours.
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!
Something of a literary historical nature, with Doug McLean formerly of the Forest Bookshop talking about his life in publishing with particular reference to FW Harvey. Free event, details in the poster below.