WHAT’S ON

R.H.A. PROGRAMME FROM APRIL 2017 – MARCH 2018

Late April  –  A walk in Randwick woods with Allan Smith to look at archaelogical sites of interest.  Date to be confirmed.

15th June  –  A guided walk with John Dixon on ‘Hidden Tewkesbury’ followed by the option of lunch at Gupshill Manor.  For more information see below.

28th September – A talk by John Heathcott on the ‘Ancient Woodland of Gloucestershire’

25th October – Barry Harrison will give a talk on ‘The man who took Stroud’s Temperatures’.

23rd November –  Ray Wilson will talk about ‘Stroud Industries in the First World War’.

January  –  A talk by Allan Smith, date and subject to be confirmed.

22nd February  –  Paul Barnett will be giving a talk on ‘The Severn & Wye Railway Bridge – disaster waiting.

20th March –  AGM followed by Annie Blick showing Peckham’s old photographs of Stroud and district.

SUMMER OUTING TO TEWKESBURY, THURSDAY 15TH JUNE

We have arranged a Guided Tour that will explore the ‘Hidden History of Tewkesbury’.  It will include something of the history of the Abbey but so much more including the town’s Quakers & Methodists fight against the slave trade, the 19th century housing crisis with (famous) alleys – definitely unplanned – and cholera.

The group fee for the tour is £50 so individual cost will be dependent on numbers.  We will be meeting John Dixon who is President of the Tewkesbury History Society at 10.30 a.m. with the tour lasting up to one and three quarter hours.  We will travel to Tewkesbury in cars so if you require a lift, please let us know as this can be arranged.

There is also the option of Lunch at Gupshill Manor …..it’s on the Gloucester Road just outside Tewkesbury and comes recommended as being reasonably priced with good food!      

If you would like to join us on this visit please phone Chris Eva (750039) or Di Giles (766782) by Wednesday 31st May.  The extensive lunch menu can be found on the Gupshill Manor website, please let us have your menu choice by that date.