MEETINGS & LECTURES

Programme
2019
17 September
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Tim Brain
A History of Policing in Gloucestershire
1 October
10:30am
St Luke’s Hall
Joanna Vials
'A Magnificent Edifice': building the church of St Gregory the Great, Cheltenham, 1853-1876
15 October
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Mick Kippinh
'Broken by Age or War': Life at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea
19 November
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Steven Blake
Researching 'the Old Man': the story of Cheltenham’s Sherborne Street sweeps
10 December
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Jonathan Briggs
Mistletoe: history, legend, myth and harvesting
2020
21 January
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Richard Goddard
The Battle of Tewkesbury, 1471
4 February
10:30am
St Luke’s Hall
Ally McConnell
The History of Dowty's and the archiving project
18 February
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Paul Drinkwater
Dr Walter Hadwen—Hero or Charlatan?
17 March
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Martin Horwood
Cheltenham’s Past MPs
7 April
10:30am
St Luke’s Hall
Jill Ruiz and the Boaters Group
The Lives of the Narrowboat Women, their Children and their Crafts
21 April
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Neela Mann
A History of the early Quakers of Cheltenham
19 May
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
AGM
&
Mike Bottomley
Katherine Parr, Gloucestershire’s Queen: the Life, Loves and Times of the last Wife of Henry VIII

Entry is free to members, but a donation from non-members is appreciated (suggested £2, or students & under-18s £1).

At St Luke’s Hall, entry is free to members, although a donation of £2 per person to help cover costs would be greatly appreciated.

Meetings at St Luke's start at 10.30am with coffee/tea available from 10.00am.

Evening meetings and lectures are held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 9SA, from 7.30 to 9.30 pm, normally on the third Tuesday of each month from September to May. Doors open half an hour beforehand, at 7.00pm, allowing time for people to socialise and see what the Society has to offer, in the way of in-house publications and donated books for sale, library books (for loan to members only), etc., before the official start of the meeting.

These meetings are open to the general public as well as to members of the Society, although a donation of £2.00 from non-members ( £1 from those under-18 or students) is appreciated. All are welcome.

Occasional daytime (morning) meetings are held in St Luke’s Hall, St Luke’s Place, Cheltenham, GL53 7HP, from 10.00 am to 12.00 midday, normally on the first Tuesday of the respective month.

This year (2019-20) there will be three daytime meetings in October, February and April.

Again, the doors open half an hour beforehand at 10.00am and light refreshments are served, free of charge, from 10.00 – 10.30 am. These meetings, too, are open to the general public as well as to members of the Society. A donation of £2 from each person attending these daytime meetings, members and non-members alike, to help cover the cost of holding them, is greatly appreciated.

Please note that off-street parking at the Hall is limited and, necessarily, has to be restricted to those visitors to our meetings who are disabled. Please contact Chris Bentall (01242 517568) in advance if you wish to reserve a parking place.

We hold a Research and Display Evening in January of alternate years, which gives a further opportunity to see what other members have been researching. This is free and open to all.

The Summer Programme includes visits to places of interest within Gloucestershire and beyond, between May and September. Places are limited, and generally have to be booked and paid for in advance