Forest of Dean Branch – OPEN DAY

Branch Open Day at the Witherby Room, West Dean Centre, Bream, 10.00am to 3.00pm. MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS WELCOME.

Trip to Kew

Trip to Kew

40th Aniversary Celebrations




Celebrating 40 years 

On SUNDAY 28TH April 10.00am – 3.00pm

At The Heritage Hub, Alvin Street, Gloucester GL1 3AH

Come along and see the Society at their new Family History Centre

Meet the volunteers and discover the resources that are available.


10.00  Event Opening

10.15  Behind the Scenes Tour of the Heritage Hub

11.00  Talk by Jenny Eastwood “Starting Your Family History”

11.15  Behind the Scenes Tour of the Heritage Hub

12.00 Talk by Amelia Bennett “ Introduction to DNA & Family History”

12.15  Behind the Scenes Tour of the Heritage Hub

13.00  Address by Colin Chapman President of GFHS and cutting of 40th anniversary celebration cake.

14.00  Talk by Nick Barratt “Family History in the Future”

14.15  Behind the Scenes Tour of the Heritage Hub

15.00  Close of Event

Free Entry

For more details & full programme please see the website 

Tel 01452 524344

A History of Underground Dean

Diane Standing will talk to us about underground exploration in the Forest of Dean. Cavers have explored many places underground where our ancestors once worked.

North Foreland Lodge School at Lydney Park in WW2

A talk by local historian Averil Kear on a school that transferred to Lydney for a time.

Blood, Guts and a Little Off the Top

By:- John Putley

(The Medieval/Tudor/Stuart Barber-Surgeon)

This will be preceded by the A.G.M. at which the new committee will be elected.

The Great East Window

By:- Richard Cann

Gloucester Cathedral: let’s forget Crecy!

A translation of the story illustrated in the Great Eat Window

From the Manor House to Your House

By:- Roger Turner

Gout, Itches & Pillheads

By:- Rose Hewlett

The Birdlip Lady exhibition (to include copies of the exhibits)