Events

Jul
19
Wed
Family History in a Forest Churchyard – Lydney, St Mary’s. @ St Mary's Church
Jul 19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Our Family History in a Forest Churchyard series continues with St Mary’s, Lydney. This series was started by Steve Cooper a few years ago.

This event will be led by branch member Pat Morris. Pat will tell us about some of the more interesting memorials and people in the churchyard.

Meet at the entrance gate to St Mary’s on Church Road, Lydney at 7:00 pm.

In the event of wet/bad weather please check here before travelling.

Please note there is limited parking space available. In the event of a last minute cancellation due to severe inclement weather Phil Morton has kindly arranged for us to adjourn to Bream where we can mingle and have the opportunity to use the internet.

Aug
16
Wed
Forest of Dean branch – Members evening @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Aug 16 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Bring along your research

Members are invited to do a short presentation on some aspect of their particular research, say an interesting memorial or family photo, etc., or some “brick wall” they cannot break through (we are expecting at least one of the latter).

A projector and laptop will be available if you have it on a CD or USB stick, or bring it along, as it is, and just hand it around – a photo, of course, not a memorial!

If a few members would be willing to co-operate it should make and interesting and entertaining evening.

Sep
7
Thu
Research Evening @ Ashcroft Centre
Sep 7 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Bring your problems for discussion and research.  Also laptops, tablets, wtc.. Wi-fi is available.  (This replaces the planned October meeting.)

Sep
13
Wed
GFHS Annual General Meeting @ Huclecote Methodist Hall
Sep 13 @ 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM

All Members are welcome to come and have their say , appoint a new committee and learn about the latest happenings with our move to be within the New Heritage Hub.

These are exciting times and give great opportunities to all our members to embark on new research avenues, as well as alternative opportunities in volunteering.

The committee need to hear you views.

Carisbrooke Road is on the No 10 bus route from both Gloucester & Cheltenham, and Stroud members can pick up the No 10 at the Cross Hands Shurdington.

Free car parking is available at the hall and surrounding area.

A FREE TEA OR COFFEE ALSO AVAILABLE

 

Sep
20
Wed
Defending the Drift – Hook V.C. of Rourkes drift @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Paul Barnett on “Defending the Drift”, the story of Alfred Henry Hook V.C., hero of the Zulu Wars, who was buried at Churcham (St. Andrew) Churchyard. West Dean Centre, Bream, 7.30pm.

Sep
21
Thu
National Archives Visit
Sep 21 all-day
Sep
23
Sat
Forest of Dean Branch Open Day @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

New Venue this year in the centre of the village of Bream.

Oct
7
Sat
Glamorgan F.H.S. Fair 2017 @ Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre
Oct 7 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Forest of Dean Branch will have a stand at tis event.

Three branch volunteers have expressed their intention to go but there is the opportunity to join them if anyone wishes to. Please contact the branch secretary.

Oct
18
Wed
Painted Wall Advertisements in Gloucester @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Oct 18 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Derrick Hall on Painted Wall Advertisements in Gloucester.

Derrick is a member of G.F.H.S and gave his presentation to a meeting at Gloucester earlier this year. It comprises a selection of photographs of painted wall advertisements to be, or were to be, found in Gloucester (and one or two other places) which Derrick has collected. He has very kindly agreed to come to Bream to show us the images. As he says it is not particularly family history but it is certainly the closely allied social history.

Nov
15
Wed
Family history in a Forest churchyard – Awre (St. Andrew) – a virtual tour @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Nov 15 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Steve Cooper will present a slide show of the most interesting memorials in the churchyard of St Andrew’s church at Awre.

Dec
7
Thu
Research Evening @ Ashcroft Centre
Dec 7 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Bring your problems for discussion and research.  Also laptops, tablets, wtc.. Wi-fi is available.

Dec
20
Wed
Christmas Social – 2017 @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Dec 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Our annual Christmas Social at the West Dean Centre, Bream.