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.

Sat 7th to Sun 15th September 2019 11 to 4.30pm (closed Mondays) Our Exhibition at the Museum in Stratford Park This year's stewarded exhibition tells the story of Stroud's public transport – from turnpikes and omnibuses to trains and the railcar and Stroud bus station. There will be a guest display by Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine club and a bus will stop by on Saturday. Other exhibits describe the development of Uplands; a brief history of Stroud's weavers; a re-visit to the Brunel 200 exhibition of 2006; and old shops in our villages and town. There will be a rolling slide-show; book stall (new and second-hand) and a children's Quiz. Free admission.
Thursday 19th September 2019 St Laurence Church Hall 7.30pm Stratford Park's History. Marion describes the delights of finding primary evidence when researching her book and shows some of them during her talk about the history of Stratford Park 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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