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Friday, 1st  June 2018


A.G.M. - Starts at 7.30 p.m.


followed at 8.00 p.m. by:-

“The Sherborne Princesses” – Dr. Diane Lovell

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The play that goes wrong

15th August 2018

Malvern Theatre

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All talks are held upstairs in

St. Edward’s Hall, Stow

and start at 7.00pm

with coffee and a chat


Friday, 20th April 2018

Spring Quiz – St. Edward’s Hall


It’s time to start blowing off those winter cobwebs and preparing yourselves for this year’s Spring Quiz.  It’s going to take place on Friday 20th April 2018, starting at 7pm, in St. Edward’s Hall. There will be a maximum of 6 people in a team to include, at least, one Civic Society member. If you’d like to come along but don’t have a team, don’t worry, simply return the form and we’ll find other like-minded people to join you. As usual, the quiz won’t be very academic but a light-hearted, easy-going evening with something for everyone.  Nibbles on the table plus a pay bar.

May 2018

Organised Visit

Outing to Old Campden House and Chipping Campden

Friday, 1st  June 2018

A.G.M. – please note this starts at 7.30 p.m.

followed at 8.00 p.m. by:-

“The Sherborne Princesses” – Dr. Diane Lovell


Did you know that two princesses, a daughter and grand-daughter of Lord Sherborne, grew up on the Sherborne estate in the late 18th and early 19th centuries?  The drama-filled lives of these Russian princesses could be a soap opera!  Bitter lawsuits between family members, mental illness, sudden deaths, fleeing from Napoleon’s armies and assassination of the Czar are just some of the events of the lives of both women who are buried and portrayed in a monument in Sherborne Church.  We’re delighted that American history professor Dr. Diane Lovell, whose year is divided between Cotswold life at Sherborne and lecturing in the USA, will share her local research with us.

July 2018

Organised Visit

Outing to Berkeley Castle.

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15th August 2018

Theatre Trip to Malvern

'The play that goes wrong'









The ticket price is £31.50 and the coach will leave Stow square at 12:00. We should arrive at the theatre at approximately 13:15, allowing time for everyone to enjoy lunch or a stroll around Malvern before the performance starts at 14:30. We should be back in Stow shortly after 18:00.

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