Society for Clay Pipe
School of History, Archaeology and Religion, John Percival Building, University of
The 34th annual SCPR conference will be held this
year at the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, John Percival
Building, University of Cardiff, Colum Drive, Cardiff CF10 3EG. Setting up time
for our conference will be from 09:00 on the Saturday and the theme of the
morning talks will be pipes from Wales and the afternoon will consider wider
areas and themes. This will be complemented by displays. In the evening there
will be a three courses Conference Dinner (optional) at a local restaurant (£20
There will be a small charge to cover the cost of
the meeting (£18 per person, including tea and coffee and a buffet lunch). On
Sunday there will be a visit and guided tour of the China works at Nantgarw and
a chance to view a reconstructed pipe kiln (£12 per person which includes
morning tea/coffee and a cold buffet lunch). Non-members of the Society will be
very welcome to attend on either day but are asked to contact the conference
organiser in advance to book a place.
Further information is available on the Society
website (http://scpr.co) or from the conference
organiser: Susie White, 3 Clarendon Road, Wallasey, Merseyside CH44 8EH. Email:
SCPR@talktalk.net. Susie can also be contacted should you be interested in
bringing tobacco pipes or other pipe clay objects for display at the conference.
Gloucestershire Archives is celebrating the opening of the new Heritage Hub
and warmly invites you to join them
The Oak Leaves Association has members from all over the country who once attended East Dean Grammar School. The school had an astonishing record of achievement in its existence and alumni regularly support the association through meetings, talks and a Journal. It is 50 years since EDGS closed its doors and it is remarkable that the Association still has about 300 former pupils and staff that keep in touch. On 20th July (11.00am until 4.00pm) and 21st July (11.00am until 2.30pm) the Association is mounting an exhibition of photographs and information about the old Grammar School at Cinderford Baptist Church, 9 Commercial St, Cinderford GL14 2RP. The public are welcome on both days and old pupils are particularly welcome on Saturday.Alumni are welcome to bring any pictures or memorabilia to the event.