2020 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.

Programme on hold until further notice
*Thursday 21th May – an evening at the Museum in the Park BOOKING ESSENTIAL Meet the Curators – Past and Present – A look at the history of Stroud Museum through the collecting habits of its Curators from 1900 to 2020 Alexia Clark
Thursday 11th June afternoon BOOKING ESSENTIAL by 11th May Visit Gloucester – Guided Walking Tours of Southgate St and Blackfriars Priory. As we walk down Southgate Street Gloucester Civic Trust guides will point out the historic aspects and tell us about some of the people who have lived or worked here. At Blackfriars a guide will show us the rare features which survive from the Dominican priory. We will hear how it was converted into a Tudor house and cloth factory and its subsequent uses. We will then be ready for refreshments at the Priory at 4pm.
*Thursday 23rd July afternoon BOOKING ESSENTIAL Visit Frampton Court – house;museum and grounds
Saturday 18th to Sunday 26th July FREE ENTRYStroud Show in the 1950s SLHS Summer Exhibition at the Museum in the Park featuring Stroud Show over the years and That Show in ….by other local history groups
Thursday 17th September 7pm for 7.30pm St Laurence Church Hall Frank Hornby and the History of Toymaking David Nathan
Thursday 15th October 7pm for 7.30pm St Laurence Church Hall The BBC at War – the role of broadcasting during the Second World War Vernon Harwood
Thursday 19th November 7pm for 7.30pm St Laurence Church Hall AGM – followed by the talk The importance of Saul Junction; and the Stroudwater Canal Company archive Tony Conder and Hugh Conway-Jones
*Sunday 13th December 2.30pm St Laurence Church Hall BOOKING ESSENTIAL Gloucestershire Christmas – a look at the history of the midwinter festival and how Christmas has been celebrated in Gloucestershire taken from material in the County archives John Putley

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