Friday, 26 January 2018

Full house for History Society meeting

Ros Lane writes:
On Thursday 25th January a full hall of members and friends had a fine history of the Forest of Dean heritage and its people.  Mr Peter Ralph - not a Forester I might add - came in the 1960’s to work for the Forestry Commission.  Over the years he has acquired many old photographs and a great deal of local knowledge of the people, places customs, occupations and produce such as charcoal, timber coal, stone, brick and iron.  With refreshments after the talk lots of discussion amongst friends followed, as always. 

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 22nd February when we have a members evening.  Robin Stayt, Ken Cole, Andy Sysum, Charles Dobbin and David Jones will each give a short talk on Family History,  Maisemore Angus Cattle and finding a medal awarded to your Father, to the Maisemore Local History Society website.  Refreshments always follow, visitors very welcome £2.  

On Thursday 22nd March 2018 Ian McIntosh will give an illustrated talk on “Stroudwater Textiles”.  Starting at 7:30pm doors open at 7:00pm in Maisemore Village Hall.  This is the follow-up of a visit the History Society made last year to the Gigg and Egypt Mills.  Visitors very welcome £2, refreshments follow the talk.

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