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Friday, 1st Feb 2019

 

'Winchcombshire'

The forgotten county

 

By Tim Porter

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Stones in his pockets

 

Wednesday 24th April 2019

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

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Friday, 1st  February 2019

 

“Winchcombeshire – the forgotten county” – Tim Porter

 

Just over a thousand years ago a shire centred on the town of nearby Winchcombe existed – but for just ten  years only!  This talk by respected local historian Tim Porter tells its story:  why it appeared ……. and then disappeared so suddenly; the ancient importance of Winchcombe itself; the people and the politics involved; and the extent of its territory which of course included Stow-on-the-Wold.  Come and discover some little-known history of our local area.

Friday, 29th March 2019

 

Spring Quiz

St. Edward’s Hall

Friday, 5th  April 2019

 

“Art and Crafts in the Cotswolds”

Sarah McCormick Healy

 

We think we all know of the connection between  the Arts and Crafts movement and our own part of the world.  But why was   the Cotswolds so popular with the followers of the Arts and Crafts movement?  And what was so special about it?  Our speaker,  Curator of award-winning Court Barn Museum in Chipping Campden, will explore these questions primarily through the life of Charles Robert Ashbee and including other leading figures of the movement.

 May 2019

 

Organised Visit - Bletchley Park

(Home of the codebreakers)

Friday, 7th June 2019

 

A.G.M.followed by our talk:-

The History and Meaning of Gloucestershire Pub Signs

 - Angela Panrucker

 

The humble inn sign is recognised as an iconic image and rightly regarded as being of local interest and distinction.  Focussing on a number of well-known and some lesser well-known designs, this entertaining talk will give a snapshot of the heritage, history, characters and legends of our local area.  So let’s all drink to that!

July 2019

 

Organised Visit

Buscot Park, near Faringdon

 Wednesday, 24th April 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre Trip

'Stones in his pocket'

Malvern Theatre

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Stones-in-his-Pockets