Past Events 2023

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Wednesday December 13th 7.15 for 7.30 at Park Junior School
Christmas refreshments followed by:
Kirsty Hartsiotis – “Christmas Ghosts – The Tradition of Winter Tales in Gloucestershire and Beyond”

Wednesday November 8th 7.30 at Park Junior School
Malcolm Watkins – “Roberts Brothers of Gloucester, Games-Makers to the Empire”
A history of Roberts Brothers, including a display from Malcolm’s large collection of antique games.

Wednesday October 11th 7.30 at Park Junior School
 A performance of
“Beatrice Webb – my apprenticeship” 
scripted by John Bassett of Spaniel in the Works
Beatrice Webb (née Potter) was born in Standish House, Stonehouse in 1858.
The performance covered her early life at Standish and her entry into social reform.

Wednesday September 13th 7.30 at Park Junior School
Andy Meller – “Cider Making in Gloucestershire – from Foxwhelps to Firkins!

Wednesday July 12th 7.30 at Park Junior School
Howard Beard – “E P Conway, prolific local Edwardian Photographer”
Conway, Eustace Price. Nailsworth c.1905 – c.1927
Born 1874 Abergavenny; died 1946 Mitcheldean; lived at Locksley, Bath Road, Nailsworth; wooden studio behind number 4 Victoria Villas.
Both topographical postcards and portraits.

Wednesday June 14th 7.30 at Park Junior School
Keith Walker – “Redler of Stroud”
The history of the Redler company, based at Dudbridge, and its contribution to industry around the world.

Wednesday May 10th 7.30 at Park Junior School
AGM Agenda and reports
followed by
John Parker – “The history and importance of trees in Stonehouse”
and refreshments

Wednesday April 12th 7.30 at Park Junior School
John Putley – “Witchfynder:A History of  Witches
 A history of witches through the ages, revealing how they were discovered and a chance to hear tales of Gloucestershire witches.

Wednesday March 8th 7.30 at Park Junior School
Kate Peake and Angela Rendell – “Gloucester Cathedral and the Abbey of St Peter”
Four short films, accompanied by a display of A3 mounted prints.
Here is a link to a short trailer for the Cathedral show.

Wednesday January 11th 7.30 at Park Junior School
Tony Conder – The Secret World of Gloucester Docks, stories from a Victorian Age”

Wednesday February 8th 7.30 at Park Junior School
 Short talks by our members
Roy Edwards – “Anglia Provincia – the Nuremberg Chronicle 1493: part 2
John Peters“Heirlooms Deferred: Items relating to Gloucestershire tobacco, left to me in 1938 and received 2022.”
Phil Bischler“The history of corrugated iron (CGI), a versatile building material”
Cresby Brown“Local Tollhouses”
Alex Walmsley – “Arthur William Anderson – first manager of the Stonehouse Brick & Tile Works”