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Gloucestershire Section

Meetings of the Gloucestershire section are held at St Johns Church, Churchdown, GL3 2DB and start at 8.00pm, unless otherwise stated.
There is a £1 charge per visitor per meeting. For more details contact: Miss Angela Newcombe (01452 859308 / [email protected]).


Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Adrian Barlow
Stained Glass in Gloucestershire
2.30pm, in the Parliament Room, Gloucester Cathedral

There are few if any other counties in Britain that have so consistently contributed to the development of stained glass. The talk will illustrate the extent and quality of Gloucestershire's contribution, from the mid-14th century glass of Tewkesbury Abbey to the work in the Cathedral of Christopher Whall in the 20th century and Tom Denny in our own day.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Michael Hare
Recent Discoveries at Deerhurst

The talk will discuss the way in which our understanding of the Anglo-Saxon church at St Mary at Deerhurst has evolved over the last 20 years. In the 20th century Deerhurst was seen as a highly complex building with many separate building phases, but it is now understood to be a much simpler building. The talk will include the results of work funded by BGAS.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Dr Simon Draper
Place-Names and Archaeology

The talk will explore the two-way relationship between place-names (including field names) and archaeology showing how knowledge of each can inform the other. The talk will focus in particular on the Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods in and around Gloucestershire.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Dr John Chandler and Dr James Hodsdon
10 Years of the Gloucestershire County History Trust: VCH progress and prospects

A charitable trust to continue the work of the Victoria County History (VCH) in Gloucestershire was set up in 2010 as public funding ceased. The talk will outline achievements since then, explore the challenges (and opportunities) of operating without salaried staff, and look ahead to the next decade.

Wednesday 18 March 2020
Alex Thomson, Cotswold Archaeology
A Medieval Manorial Complex and Roman Occupation at Lydney, Gloucestershire.

As part of a residential development to the east of Lydney, Cotswold Archaeology carried out two phases of excavation in 2016 and 2018. The excavation revealed a landscape of prehistoric, Roman, medieval and post-medieval occupation, agriculture and metal-working industry. Well-preserved structures were recorded, including a Roman dwelling and agricultural buildings, a medieval manorial complex and ancillary structures and post-mediaeval farm buildings, showing the area’s remarkable continuation of use spanning thousands of years.