MEETINGS & LECTURES

Programme
2018
18 September
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Mark Davies
The First English Aeronauts: some momentous early air balloon flights from Cheltenham
2 October
10:30am
St Luke’s Hall
Edward Gillespie
A Brief History of Cheltenham told through its Festivals
16 October
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
David Smith
The Fifth Earl of Berkeley and Mary Cole (1784-1811): a Regency Scandal
20 November
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Sue Rowbotham
Maskelyne and Cooke, Cheltenham’s Men of Mystery
11 December
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Sue Jones
Cheltenham's male suffragists
2019
15 January
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Members' Evening
Research and Display Evening
19 February
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Paul Barnett
Disaster Waiting: the Severn & Wye Railway Bridge Disaster
5 March
10:30am
St Luke’s Hall
John Simpson (Friends of Pittville)
11,000 histories: putting Pittville online
19 March
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Michael Cole
An Excursion to Southam, 1879
2 April
10:30am
St Luke’s Hall
John Butterworth
History of the Stagecoach in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire
16 April
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
Tony Comer
The History of GCHQ
21 May
7:30pm
Municipal Offices
AGM
&
Richard Cann
The Great East Window, Gloucester Cathedral: let's forget Crécy!
Admission charge for non-members: £2 (students & under-18s £1).
Entry free to members, though a donation of £2 per person at the morning meetings, to help cover costs, would be greatly appreciated.
Meetings at St Luke's start at 10.30am with coffee/tea available from 10.00am.

Evening meetings and lectures are held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 9SA, from 7.30 to 9.30 pm, normally on the third Tuesday of each month from September to May. Doors open half an hour beforehand, at 7.00pm, allowing time for people to socialise and see what the Society has to offer, in the way of in-house publications and donated books for sale, library books (for loan to members only), etc., before the official start of the meeting.

These meetings are open to the general public as well as to members of the Society, although a charge a £2.00 is made to non-members ( £1 to those under-18 or students). All are welcome.

Occasional daytime (morning) meetings are held in St Luke’s Hall, St Luke’s Place, Cheltenham, GL53 7HP, from 10.00 am to 12.00 midday, normally on the first Tuesday of the respective month.

This year (2018-19) there will be three daytime meetings in October, March and April.

Again, the doors open half an hour beforehand at 10.00am and light refreshments are served, free of charge, from 10.00 – 10.30 am. These meetings, too, are open to the general public as well as to members of the Society. A donation of £2 from each person attending these daytime meetings, members and non-members alike, to help cover the cost of holding them, is greatly appreciated.

Please note that off-street parking at the Hall is limited and, necessarily, has to be restricted to those visitors to our meetings who are disabled. Please contact Chris Bentall (01242 517568) in advance if you wish to reserve a parking place.

The Research and Display Evening in January gives a further opportunity to see what other members have been researching. This is free and open to all.

The Summer Programme includes visits to places of interest within Gloucestershire and beyond, between May and September. Places are limited, and generally have to be booked and paid for in advance