2019 Programme

Non-members are welcome to attend our meetings.                                            Advantages of, and how to become a  member

We usually meet at St Laurence Church Hall (door facing the church), in The Shambles, Stroud. Nearest car park is Church Street

Meeting fees:  £2.50 members     £3.50 non-members – pay on the door.

Special meetings & visits marked * must be pre-booked and may have different fees – non-members please use the contact us form to make a booking.

For visits, we meet at the destination. Contact us if you need a lift and we will try to help.

*Sunday 17th February 2019 St Laurence Church Hall 2.30pm BOOK BY 11th Jan 2019 Gala afternoon and tea party – A Bisley Girl. Also 1960s photos and a picture quiz Judy Sawyer
Thursday 21st March 2019 St Laurence Church Hall 7.30pm Local bus services – four decades of recollections. Some historical details about how services developed and were truncated; amusing incidents and Chris’ involvement in the way bus operations were shaped to meet needs of local passengers. Chris Blick
Thursday 11th April 2019 St Laurence Church Hall 7.30pm The Traditional Songs and Music of Gloucestershire. Acknowledged experts Gwilym and Carol Davies have carried out extensive research on the traditional music and songs of the area. They are also experienced performers and accomplished speakers. Their presentation will include field recordings and video as well as songs sung by Gwilym and Carol themselves. Gwilym and Carol Davies
*Thursday 9th May 2019 PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL Visit Leonard Stanley Church and Saxon Barn – and learn about their history
*Thursday 27th June 2019 PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL Visit Highnam House Gardens and Church. A guided tour of the church then a talk inside the house about Highnam and a wander round the gardens
*Thursday 1st August 2019 PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL Visit Renishaw at Kingswood DETAILS NEARER THE TIME
Thursday 19th September 2019 St Laurence Church Hall 7.30pm Stratford Park's History Marion Hearfield
Thursday 17th October 2019 St Laurence Church Hall 7.30pm Heavens archaeology. The Heavens Archaeological Research Project (HARP) is an independent local archaeology initiative that has been investigating an area east of Stroud known locally as the ‘Heavens’. Hear Neil talk about the project and the 2000 year history of the Heavens. Neil Baker
Thursday 14th November 2019 St Laurence Church Hall 7.30pm AGM followed by Paul Smith – another of Stroud's splendid Victorian photographers. Paul Smith was a member of the well-known Victorian family of artists and photographers. He worked photographically from the 1880s to around 1902 and his output is invariably of a high quality Howard Beard
*Sunday 8th December 2019 St Laurence Church Hall 2.30pm PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL A Stroud TimeTalk– Kim and Steve bring to life some of the colourful characters and events from Stroud`s rich history; in words music and humour Kim Baker and Steve Hill

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