Events

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
13
Wed
GFHS Annual General Meeting @ Hucclecote 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
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
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
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.