Meeting Report - Nov 2019

Meeting Report, November 2019

Paul Share, Chairman of the History Society, welcomed everyone to the meeting on 24th November, the last one in 2019. He introduced John Billingham, the speaker for the evening, whose talk was entitled "An amble around Gloucestershire".

John with the aid of photographs and maps took his audience to many interesting places. He showed the special canal, the widest in the world when constructed, that linked Gloucester Docks to the river and could cater for seafaring ships with deep draughts bringing goods from all around the world. He also commented on the beautiful stone with which so much of Gloucestershire was built and finished his talk with a picture of Bourton-on-the-Water.

John was thanked and questions were asked from the audience. Hot mince pies, tea and coffee followed.

The next meeting of the History Society will be Tuesday, 25th February 2020 in the Romsley Church Hall at 7.30 p.m., when the title of the talk will be "Repairing the Roof at Tyntesfield – National Trust" given by Derek Clarke. If you would like to come along all are welcome, you do not have to be a member.


Jean Cockin