On Wed 4 July, Chair Mary Sullivan presented prizes to the Year 7 and 8 winners of the Society’s sponsored competition to write about an aspect of the history of the Forest of Dean. It was lovely to be with these enthusiastic young people and to share the platform with author Sarah Franklin who talked to the students about her WW2 novel set in the Forest, Shelter. Sarah was there as part of the Coleford Festival of Words happening in and around the Forest this week.
Many thanks to Wyedean and especially Lucy McManus for organising it all, and to the library for hosting the event. We look forward to further collaboration.