2022 Meetings

In 2022 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.
(Further information on membership can be found here.)
The 2022 charge per meeting is £2 for members and £5 for non-members.
Guests are welcome.

 


 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday April 11th  2022 Annual General Meeting

Sawyer Hall, Christ Church, Nailsworth
6.45pm for 7.15 pm start
followed by an illustrated talk “The Nailsworth – Vumilia LInk” by Jo Smith

Monday May 30th  Additional Meeting

Sawyer Hall, Christ Church, Nailsworth
7.30 pm
An illustrated talk “Sir Peter Scott and his enduring influence on the world of conservation” by Jackie Harris of the WWT, Slimbridge

Wednesday August 31st  

Summer Lunch – Egypt Mill, Nailsworth
12.30 pm
We are pleased to announce that we are once again holding a
Members’ Lunch event – BOOKING DEADLINE TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST

 

2022 EVENTS, LISTED BY GROUP

ARTS, CRAFTS & MUSIC GROUP

Group Leader:      Jane Bodkin (01453 835554)
MEETINGS FOR 2022 ON 1st MONDAY IN THE MONTH at 7.30 pm

April 4th
Sue Bateman, textile artist from Three Storeys
June 6th
Visit to the Fresh Air Sculpture Show at Quenington
(Car share to be arranged)
July 11th
European Art Nouveau at the turn of the last century – Jacq Barber
Aug 24th (Wednesday)
Joint full day visit with Gardening Group to Sezincote and Bourton House
Sept 5th
The Dutch Golden Age: Rembrandt to Vermeer – Allan Phillipson
Oct 3rd
Maiden Voyages – Sian Evans. Women’s Tales and a look at design on pre-WW2 transatlantic liners
October 31st (rescheduled from July 11th)
European Art Nouveau at the turn of the last century – Jacq Barber
Nov 7th
Creative photography – Trish Bloodworth
Dec 5th
Joint Christmas Celebrations with Local Studies Group
Patrick Furley’s Magic Lantern Christmas Show (Mince Pies, Mulled Wine included)
Venue to be confirmed

 

LOCAL HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP

Group Leaders:     Paul and Jane Butler (01453 836331)
MEETINGS FOR 2022 ON 2nd MONDAY IN THE MONTH at 7.30 pm

April 11th
No meeting – Society AGM
May 9th
Road Travel and Transport in Georgian Gloucestershire : The Turnpikes and the Improvement of the Roads – Nick Herbert
June 13th
Re-living railway journeys in Gloucestershire in the 1960s – David Aldred
July 18th (rescheduled from July 11th)
Afternoon Visit to Chavenage House; to include ‘Cotswold tea’, guided tour and opportunity to visit the grounds.
Details and cost to be circulated.
Sept 12th
How the stagecoach changed our area – John Butterworth
(Joint meeting with the WI in the Sawyer Hall)
Oct 10th
Recent archaeological finds in Gloucestershire – Kurt Adams
Nov 14th
Isaac Hillier and the Newmarket Valley – Sharon Mansell

 

GARDENING GROUP

Group Leader:      Kath Nielsen (01453 834046)
Secretary:               Heather Cunild (01453 832553)
Treasurer:              Marjorie Condie (01453 835648)
MEETINGS FOR 2022 ON 3rd MONDAY IN THE MONTH at 7.30pm

May 16th
Container Planting – Karen Beasley
Defensive Gardening at a Time of Climate Change – David Cropp
There will be a small raffle, plus books & plants for sale.
We will also be going over the details of the trips that are planned for the months of June, July & August. This is the last face-to-face meeting before the trips & so it is an ideal opportunity to get your places booked in good time.
June 20th
Half-day visit to Hodges Barn, Shipton Moyne
July 18th
Join the Local History Group on an afternoon Visit to Chavenage House; to include ‘Cotswold tea’, guided tour and opportunity to visit the grounds.
Details and cost to be circulated.
Aug 24th (Wednesday)
Joint full day visit with Arts, Crafts & Music Group to Sezincote and Bourton House
Sept 19th
A history of daffodils – illustrated talk by Jacq Barber
Oct 17th
The Garden Lady – Catherine Williams
Nov 21st
Members’ Gardens evening with mince pies etc

 

LOCAL STUDIES GROUP

Group Leaders:     David and Lesley Partington (01453 832034)
MEETINGS FOR 2022 ON 4th MONDAY IN THE MONTH at 7.30pm

April 25th
Marvellous Moths – Bob Smith
May 23rd
The History of Aviation in Gloucestershire – Barry Simon
June 27th
A week’s holiday in the Forest of Dean in 1880 – Alan Pilbeam
July 25th
Group visit to Uley to be led by Margaret Groom, The Uley Society Archivist.
Numbers limited, 7.30pm start, lifts from Nailsworth available on request.
Sept 26th
Stroud and surrounding villages A-Z through old photographs – Howard Beard
Oct 24th
The Cotswold Way : 100 miles of History – Steven Blake
Nov 28th
The Gloucestershire Mummy – John Putley
Dec 5th
Christmas Celebration with Arts, Crafts & Music Group: Patrick Furley’s Magic Lantern Christmas Show. (Mince Pies, Mulled Wine)
Venue to be confirmed

 

RAMBLING GROUP

Co-ordinators:      Mary Saunders (07970 376323) and Allison Hope (07715 916924)

Rambles take place on the 4th Thursday of the month, February to November inclusive.

We meet outside the Library at 9.30am – see the Notice Board in the Library foyer, website or Facebook for details of each walk, one week beforehand.  Transport to the start of the walk is available for those who require it. We walk at a comfortable pace, distance about 5 miles, ending at a pub for lunch.

Thursday March 24th
Ramble around Brimscombe – Quarhouse – Middle Lypiatt
Thursday April 28th
Ramble around the Woods of Nailsworth
Thursday May 26th
Ramble around Wotton-Under-Edge
Thursday June 23rd
Ramble around Nympsfield
Thursday July 28th
Ramble around the commons

Saturday November 26th

Ramblers’ Supper and AGM at 7pm in the Parish Rooms.

 

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP  “TELL-TALES”

Group Leader:    Tony Anhoury (01453 834927)

Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at participants’ homes. Subject of each session is agreed between members and material can be short stories, prose, poetry or drama. Occasional tutorials held. Public performances of material will be announced during the year.

Thursday May 26th
Stirring Stories at Springtime at the Arkell Centre

 

PERFORMING ARTS (THEATREGOERS)

Group Leader:      Susan Staniforth (07891 436917)

Visits to a variety of different performances are arranged during the year. These include plays in various genres – crime, comedy and classic as well as shows such as musicals and dance including ballet. There may also be the possibility of going to classical concerts during 2022. Discounts are often available as these are group bookings.  When going to regional events transport is provided by minibus or coach and the cost shared between those attending. Early booking is recommended to fit in with venues group booking deadlines.

Current bookings are as follows:

Thursday September 8th @ 2.30pm
Driving Miss Daisy
@ The Barn Theatre, Cirencester
BOOKING DEADLINE THURSDAY 14th AUGUST 2022

Thursday October 13th @ 2.30pm
Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific
@ The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
BOOKING DEADLINE WEDNESDAY 27th JULY 2022

Thursday February 2nd 2023 @ 2.30pm
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty
@ The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
BOOKING DEADLINE FRIDAY 21st OCTOBER 2022