Events

Jun
21
Wed
Memorial Inscription Recording at Parkend @ Parkend Church
Jun 21 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Memorial inscription recording at Parkend (St. Paul), the new extension to the left of the Lychgate section (as you look from the road). Meet 7.00pm on.

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.

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

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
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
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.

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
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.