2024 Meetings

In 2024 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 current 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 6th
Tea Party

Sawyer Hall, Christ Church, Nailsworth – 3pm
Open to all members and prospective members. Annual membership available.

Monday April 29th
2024 Annual General Meeting

Nailsworth Primary School – 7pm for 7.30 pm start


GROUP LEADERS

Arts, Crafts & Music Group : Jane Bodkin  (07905 030852)
Local History Research Group : Paul & Jane Butler  (01453 836331)
Gardening Group : Kath Nielsen (01453 834046)
Local Studies Group : Dave Partington (01453 832034)
Rambling Group : Mary Saunders (07970 376323)
Creative Writing Group : Tony Anhoury (01453 834927)
Performing Arts Group (Theatregoers) : Susan Staniforth (07891 436917)


MEETINGS BY DATE

JANUARY

Monday 29th    Local Studies: “Cider Making in Gloucestershire” – Andrew Meller

FEBRUARY

Monday 5th       Arts, Crafts, Music: Andy Lovell – printmaker and illustrator

Monday 12th    Local History Research: “Taulua the paper boat” – Allan Beale

Monday 19th    Gardening: Afternoon visit to Colesbourne snowdrops

Monday 26th    Local Studies: “Architectural Follies in Glos.” – Jonathan Holt

MARCH

Monday 4th       Arts, Crafts, Music: “Bellringing” – Angie Ayling

Monday 11th    Local History Research: “Roman Nailsworth and surrounding Area” – Neil Holbrook

Monday 18th    Gardening: “A considered approach to pests and diseases” – Nick Morgan

Monday 25th    Local Studies: “Big Cats of Gloucestershire, theory and reality” – Rick Minter

APRIL

Monday 8th       Local History Research: “Nailsworth Shops, then and now” – John Amos

Monday 15th    Gardening: “The Scented Garden” – Gail Plant

Thursday 18th   Arts, Crafts, Music: Afternoon visit to Cotswold Sculpture Park

Monday 22nd    Local Studies: “The Cotswold Canals Today” – Canals Trust

Monday 29th    Society Annual General Meeting, to be held in Nailsworth Primary School Hall. Refreshments 7pm for 7.30pm. Followed by Martin Fry “The Cotswold Lad”

MAY

Wednesday 8th Arts, Crafts, Music: Morning visit to Wholewoods, Tetbury

Monday 13th    Local History Research: “1921 Wortley Terrace, Wotton: who was Sophie?” – Jeff Walshe

Monday 20th    Gardening: Evening visit to Pound Farm, Brookthorpe

Thursday 30th    Performing Arts:
Nye – One man’s dream of the NHS @ Wales Millennium Centre, 2.30pm (£40 members / £42 non)
BOOKING DEADLINE : FRIDAY 29th JANUARY 2024

JUNE

Monday 3rd       Arts, Crafts, Music: Rene Cason – local photographer

Sunday 9th        Society 50th Anniversary Celebration : Tour and Afternoon Tea at Chavenage House

Monday 10th    Local History Research: Evening walking tour of Painswick – Carol Maxwell

Wednesday 19th Gardening: Evening visit to Stratford Park Garden, Stroud

Monday 24th    Local Studies: “Dragonflies and Damselflies” – Ged Cassell

JULY

Monday 1st       Arts, Crafts, Music: Sue Condie Gardner – artist and designer

Tuesday 2nd       Gardening: Afternoon visit to Woodchester Park House

Monday 8th       Local History Research: Nailsworth Brewery sites visit and Treasure Hunt

Monday 15th    Gardening: Afternoon visit to Brockworth Court

Monday 29th    Local Studies: “Cathedral of Cloth : Ebley Mill” – Ian Mackintosh

AUGUST

Monday 19th    Gardening: “Winter Beauties” – Duncan Coombs

SEPTEMBER

Monday 2nd      Arts, Crafts, Music: “The Passion of Stanley Spencer” – Rev Ian Cooper

Monday 9th       Local History Research: “Local Transport, Road & Rail” – Brian Middleditch

Monday 16th    Gardening: “Pruning” – Ian Sadler

Monday 23rd    Local Studies: “The Life and Work of W H Davies, Poet and Supertramp” – John Roberts

OCTOBER

Monday 7th       Arts, Crafts, Music: “The Festival of Britain 1951” – Jacq Barber

Monday 14th    Local History Research: “Fabian Ware of the War Graves Commission” – Maureen Anderson

Monday 21st    Gardening: “Trug Making by a Miserable Old Trugger”- Carl Sadler

Monday 28th    Local Studies: “The Arcane, Bizarre and Down Right Witchy” – Kirsty Bingham

NOVEMBER

Monday 4th       Arts, Crafts, Music: “Creating structures from wood” – Adrian Leaman

Monday 11th    Local History Research: Film “ANZAC over England” – David Goodland

Monday 18th    Gardening: Members’ Social Evening – speaker tbc

Monday 25th    Local Studies: “Secret Cirencester” – David Elder

DECEMBER

Monday 2nd      Christmas Celebration Special (Joint Groups)
                             To be held in Nailsworth Primary School. Festive food/wine

                            “Ripping Yarns and Wizard Wheezes: The Golden Age of British Comics 1950-1975” – John Reid


BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED

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

Wednesday 19th June 2024 @ 2.30pm
Hamilton
@ Bristol Hippodrome (£69 members / £71 non)
BOOKING DEADLINE : FRIDAY 4th AUGUST 2023