Monday, 12 March 2018

Maisemore Local History Society meetings

Ros Lane writes about the Maisemore Local History Society:

Our last meeting of the 2017/2018 series brings Carolyn Heighway, a notable local historian, who will give an illustrated talk entitled “Architectural Development of Gloucester Cathedral”; this will be on Thursday 20 April; doors open 7:00 p.m. to begin 7:30 p.m. Visitors very welcome £2; refreshments always follow.

Our February meeting was very successful with five of our members giving short talks. Robin Stayt, our president, spoke about the history surrounding the Lamprey Pie from the middle ages right up to the present. Next came Ken Cole who has published a book about the famous Angus breed of cattle at Maisemore Park; he spoke about the work his father did showing in London and concluded with how he found online a medal his father was awarded for best of breed. 

Andy Sysum talked about the work he does with Gloucestershire Family History Society based at Alvin Street at the Records Office. Charles Dobbin informed us about the work carried out by REMAP U.K. who work with disabled people adjusting equipment to make it bespoke for that person.

Finally, David Jones took people through the new MLHS website showing all the additional information recently added. Again a full hall which made it very rewarding for the band of people who prepare the hall, serve refreshments and make visitors and members very welcome.

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