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

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

Meetings & visits should be pre-booked

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

February 2024 Sunday afternoon Gala with afternoon tea
Cotswold Arts and Crafts and Folk Music – A presentation by Martin Graebe
Only advertised to SLHS members
21st March 2024 7.00 for 7.30pm From Horse-power to Motor-power
St Laurence Church Hall The Shambles A slide-show by Elizabeth Wright with pictures from the Howard Beard Collection.
£2.50 members/ £4.00 non-members A look at many different – and sometimes unusual – modes of transport in the Stroud district in the decades around 1900 – when steam and motors changed everything.
18th April 2024 7.00 for 7.30pm Cider Making in Gloucestershire – from foxwhelps to firkins!'
St Laurence Church Hall The Shambles Gloucestershire has a strong tradition of cider making and in his talk Andy Meller will explore the history of cider making in the county – from its initial use as wages for agricultural labourers (6 pints a day!) to the cider riots of the 1700s – to its current iteration as a fashionable artisan drink enjoyed by all.
£2.50 members/ £4.00 non-members He will also consider the traditional processes involved in turning an apple into a glass of cider and examine local customs such as wassailing.
May 2024 Details later A walk entitled ‘Whistling in Stroud’ by Stuart Butler
From Stroud Station through town and up Nelson St then down to Waitrose

To join Zoom meetings on Tuesday evenings in Jan/Feb 2024 ask for details by emailing: [email protected]

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