Events

Meetings are held at the Village Hall, Hawkesbury Upton, on the third Friday of the month at 8.00pm unless otherwise indicated. Individual arrangements are made for local visits and other events. Please visit the contact page for details on how to find us.

2017
20 Jan Mimi and TouTou Robert Brunsdon
17 Feb From Transportation to Hard labour Brian Noble
17 Mar Nancy Mitford Richard Field
21 Apr The Abolitionists Mark Steeds
May * Visit – Wulfstan and Worcester trip Mark Steeds
Jun * Visit – Boat Trip and Underfall Yard Mark Steeds
21 Jul Curious, Quaint and Quirky Gloucestershire Angela Panrucker
15 Sep Wickwar quarry site History Mark Mitchelmore
20 Oct Windsor Castle – a bird’s eye view from the ramparts Sally MacFadyen
17 Nov The Land Girls Fiona Warin
2016
15 Jan WW1 Mountaineers Peter Salenieks
19 Feb The History of Chocolate John Gingell
18 Mar Far from the Western Front Richard Field
15 Apr Hawkesbury in WW1 (book launch) Simon Bendry
11 May (Wed) Guided walk around Bath Andrew Swift
Jun * Visit – to be confirmed
15 Jul From Pillar to Post (Bristol & district street furniture) Cyril Routley
16 Sep The Generous Georgian Gareth Williams
21 Oct Rorke’s Drift Robert Brunsdon
18 Nov Early Immigration to Australia John Loosley
2015
16 Jan ‘Humphry Davy and the Romantics’ Bill Fairney
20 Feb The History of Polio Gareth Williams
20 Mar The History of Almshouses in Gloucestershire John Loosley
17 Apr The Architecture, Sculpture and Symbolism of a Victorian Garden Cemetery Alan Bambury
May * Group visit TBA
Jun * Bristol Boat Trip Mark Steeds
17 Jul Curious, Quaint and Quirky Gloucestershire Angela Panrucker
18 Sep Music inspired by the Severn Vale and the surrounding Hills Robert Crockford
16 Oct The Geology of the Hawkesbury area Mark Mitchelmore
20 Nov Allotments Fiona Warin
2014
17 Jan Little films that made big changes Sue Giddings
21 Feb The Loch Ness Monster Gareth Williams
21 Mar Curiouser and Curiouser Cyril Routley
18 Apr Steaming through Gloucestershire in the 1950s Ian Thomas
May* Visit to Bletchley Park John Appleby
Jun* Bristol Boat Trip Mark Steeds
18 Jul Village life in mid-Victorian times Rose Hewlett
19 Sep Crooks, Knaves and Lawyers Richard Field
17 Oct The Mills of the Dursley and Wotton-under-Edge area Dr Ray Wilson
21 Nov Some like it hot! Lisa White
2013
18 Jan Little Films That Made Big Changes Sue Giddings
15 Feb Bristol’s Reforming Women Mark Steeds
15 Mar Edward Jenner Gareth Williams
19 Apr The Rise and Fall of The Severn Railway Bridge, 1879 – 1960 Ian Thomas
17 May Bristol walkabout Mark Steeds
21 Jun Tetbury accompanied tour Peter & Ann Lisle-Taylor
19 Jul The Beckford Tower Amy Frost
20 Sep The Story of Sudeley Castle Angela Panrucker
18 Oct Yate Court and the Berkeley Family, 1504 – 1564 Harry Lane
15 Nov Thunderbolts and Lightning Stones Rebecca Ireland
* dates to be confirmed