In 2023 all meetings except outside activities are to be held in the Sawyer Hall, Christ Church, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth unless otherwise indicated.
Annual membership is £10 and covers all groups.
The 2023 charge per meeting is £2 for members and £5 for non-members.
Guests are welcome.
Further information on membership can be found here.
A printable copy of the yearbook is available here.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday January 7th
Sawyer Hall, Christ Church, Nailsworth – 3pm
Open to all members and prospective members. Annual membership available.
Monday May 22nd
2023 Annual General Meeting
Sawyer Hall – 7pm for 7.30 pm start
followed by guest speakers Ash Loveridge and Matt Bigwood, founders of “The Stroud Times”
Group Leader: Jane Bodkin (01453 835554)
Cezanne – Jane Bodkin
Our heritage of song – Robin Burton
Restoring decorative plasterwork – Esme Walker
Bank holiday, no meeting
Design between the wars, Art Deco to Modernism – Jacq Barber
The history and restoration of Painswick Rococo Garden – Dominic Hamilton (Joint meeting with The Gardening Group)
July 12th (Wednesday)
Joint half-day visit to Kelmscott Manor with Local History Research Group
Abroad Sketch – freehand travels through Europe, India and Japan – Maxine Relton
Cotswold Arts and Crafts and Folk Music – Martin Graebe
Drone photography and videography – Kate Peake
Christmas Celebration with Local Studies Group: “Wassail, wassail!” featuring Stephen Rowley.
Group Leaders: Paul and Jane Butler (01453 836331)
Can you help me please? Family history research Requests from far and wide – Jane Butler
This meeting to be held on Zoom only
History of Shortwood United FC – Roger Grant & Richard Webb
No meeting – Easter Monday
Voyage round my grandfather: from Nailsworth to Australia via China – Alan Crossman
History of Ruskin Mill – Elisabeth Johnson
We are meeting in the Gallery at Ruskin Mill at 7pm. The venue is a short walk from Nailsworth along the old Bristol Road. If you prefer to drive there is parking available on the left just before you arrive at Ruskin Mill. If you would like a lift then email firstname.lastname@example.org and that can be arranged for you.
July 12th (Wednesday)
Outdoor event – Joint half-day visit to Kelmscott Manor with Arts, Crafts and Music Group
The changing face of Nailsworth – Brian Middleditch
The best Comprehensive School we never had: Highwood School – Ann Taylor & Peter Cluer
(Joint meeting with the WI)
History of Newman Hender; from a family perspective – Tony Newman
History of Pensile House – Richard Targett
Group Leader: Kath Nielsen (01453 834046)
Secretary: Heather Cunild (01453 832553)
Jan 7th (Saturday)
Tea Party at 3pm in the Sawyer Hall – open to all Society members and prospective members. Annual membership available.
An evening of House Plants with the Junglists
The Spring Garden with Duncan Coombs
Dig for Victory – Fiona Warin
Afternoon visit to the garden at Cockadoodledoo Trust, Wotton-under-Edge
We are suggesting that people drive themselves and meet at Katherine’s Farm at 2.30 p.m. We are happy to arrange a lift for anyone who doesn’t want to drive. The entry charge is £5 and there is a further £5 charge for tea and cake.
Please e-mail or phone Heather Cunild if you would like to come unless you signed the list at the last meeting.
The history and restoration of Painswick Rococo Garden – Dominic Hamilton
(Joint meeting with The Arts, Crafts & Music Group)
Evening visit to Heather Cunild’s garden at Shortwood
Tortworth Plants – to be confirmed
Oct 7th (Saturday)
A day visit to Wisley – this is a joint visit with Stonehouse Gardening Club
Members’ social evening
Group Leaders: David and Lesley Partington (01453 832034)
Who Was This Man? John Nevil Maskelyne: Gloucester’s Master of Magic and Mystery – Andrew Meller
The work of the Gloucester Wildlife Trust – GWT speaker
Gloucester and the Atlantic Slave Trade – Tony Conder
The Story behind the Stroud Times – Ash Loveridge and Matt Bigwood
(following the Society’s AGM to be held in Nalsworth Primary School Hall).
Architectural Follies in Gloucestershire – Jonathan Holt
Those were the Days : The Swinging Sixties – Virginia & David Adsett
See Outdoor Events below
The Roman Mosaics of Corinium – Corinium Museum speaker
George Rowe’s “Illustrated Cheltenham Guide” of 1845; then and now – Steven Blake
A Year-long Walk in Woodchester Park – Robert Bryant
Christmas Celebration with Arts, Crafts & Music Group: “Wassail, wassail!” featuring Stephen Rowley.
Group visit to Dursley for Heritage Walking Tour, led by Andy Barton of Dursley Heritage Centre. 7.15pm start, lifts from Nailsworth available on request.
Co-ordinators: Mary Saunders (07970 376323) and Allison Hope (07715 916924)
Ramble around Amberley, with lunch at The Amberley Inn.
Ramble around Sherston, with lunch at The Rattlebone Inn.
Ramble around Eastington & Ocean Bridge, with lunch at The Old Badger.
Ramble around Hawkesbury Upton & Kilcott, with lunch at The Beaufort Arms.
Ramble around Cleeve Hill, with lunch at The Rising Sun.
Ramble around Lasborough valley, with lunch at The Hunters Hall.
Ramble around Arlingham, with lunch at The Red Lion.
CREATIVE WRITING GROUP “TELL-TALES”
Group Leader: Tony Anhoury (01453 834927)
Friday 1st December 2023 @ 7.30pm
an evening of stories, poems and performance…
Group Leader: Susan Staniforth (07891 436917)
Sunday 10th December 2023 @ 5.00pm
Christmas Reception and Concert
@ Berkeley Castle (£45 members / £47 non)
BOOKING DEADLINE : FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER 2023
Friday 19th January 2024 @ 7.30pm
David Suchet : Poirot and more, a retrospective
@ Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham (£52 members / £54 non)
BOOKING DEADLINE : THURSDAY 12th OCTOBER 2023
Saturday 20th January 2024 @ 2.30pm
The Circle by Somerset Maugham
@ Theatre Royal, Bath (£37 members / £39 non)
BOOKING DEADLINE : TUESDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2023
Wednesday 13th March 2024 @ 2.30pm
Jesus Christ Superstar
@ Bristol Hippodrome (£36 members / £38 non)
BOOKING DEADLINE : FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2023
Thursday 30th May 2024 @ 2.30pm
Nye – One man’s dream of the NHS
@ Wales Millennium Centre (£40 members / £42 non)
BOOKING DEADLINE : FRIDAY 29th JANUARY 2024
Wednesday 19th June 2024 @ 2.30pm
@ Bristol Hippodrome (£69 members / £71 non)
BOOKING DEADLINE : FRIDAY 4th AUGUST 2023
Thursday February 2nd 2023 @ 2.30p
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty
@ The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Wednesday March 29th 2023 @ 2.30pm
Rogers & Hammersteins The King and I
@ The Hippodrome, Bristol
Friday 16th June 2023 @ 7pm
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
@ Horsfall House, Minchinhampton
Gates open at 6pm for picnics (£14.50 / £13 con.)
BOOKING DEADLINE : FRIDAY 9th JUNE 2023
Thursday 1st July 2023 @ 2.30pm
@ The Theatre Royal, Bath (£38.50 members / £42 non)
BOOKING DEADLINE : MONDAY 10th APRIL 2023
Sunday 9th July 2023 @ 4pm
@ St David’s Hall, Cardiff (£36.50 members / £38.50 non)
BOOKING DEADLINE : MONDAY 5th JUNE 2023
Thursday 28th October 2023 @ 2.30pm
The Score starring Brian Cox
@ The Theatre Royal, Bath (£40.10 members / £45 non)
BOOKING DEADLINE : THURSDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2023
Wednesday 15th November 2023 @ 2.30pm
@ Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (£35 members / £37 non)
BOOKING DEADLINE : WEDNESDAY 9th AUGUST 2023
Thursday 30th November 2023 @ 2.00pm
@ Birmingham Hippodrome (£40 members / £42 non)
BOOKING DEADLINE : MONDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2023