Meetings

The Society generally meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month, September to May, at 7.45 pm - the venue is:

Tewkesbury Methodist Church, The Cross, Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5PA    Click HERE for map and directions. 

You can use the front entrance or the rear in Swilgate Road where there is also a public car park. Click HERE for information concerning wheelchair access. The exception to meeting at the church is the January Social Evening which is often held at the Hop Pole.

All are welcome: Members - £2.50, Visitors - £4 (includes tea/coffee & biscuit). [AGM free]

Zoom online events

For those events which will be held on Zoom we have a three page guide here
The Zoom program is fairly simple to install and work with - designed for non technical people. You don't need a working microphone or camera yourself to view the event in the "meeting". Hope to see you there!
18  Sep2021Saturday10:00am
Regenerate the High Street
11  Oct2021Monday2:30pm
Railway Heritage Walk
21  Oct2021Thursday7:45pm
THS - A Torrent of Traitors in the Cold War
2  Nov2021Tuesday6:00pm
Tewkesbury Festival of Light 2021
18  Nov2021Thursday7:45pm
THS - 'German Grand Fleet, 1918' by Paul Barnett
27  Jan2022Thursday7:45pm
THS - Social Evening - for THS Members and their Guests
17  Feb2022Thursday7:45pm
THS - 'Restoration of Abbey Cottages' by Simon Lawton
24  Mar2022Thursday7:45pm
THS - 'Dendrology Report' by Andy Moir
21  Apr2022Thursday7:45pm
THS - 'King Edgar - My Favourite Anglo-Saxon King' by Dr. David Pegg.
19  May2022Thursday7:45pm
THS - Annual General Meeting

Zoom Meeting 25 March 2021

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A very successful 'Zoom' meeting was held on 25 March.
Author and historian, Nigel Messenger, gave a very well received talk entitled 'A First World War Love Story'. 
Click here for a synopsis.

November 2020 - Time and Tide

On 19 November, John Dixon presented via ‘Zoom’ what was meant to be Jon Talbot’s talk on Time and Tide (Tewkesbury photographs related to the rivers). This is a PDF of the slides used in the presentation (reduced quality to make accessible). David Bagley then quickly came up with some excellent follow up research. We are hoping members will keep digging for us to learn more.

THS 29th Season - First Meeting

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The first meeting of our 29th Season was held on Thursday 19 September 2019 at the Methodist Church. Terence Pendry gave a very well received and attended talk entitled All The Queen's Horses. Terry is currently the Stud Groom and Manager to Her Majesty The Queen, at The Royal Mews, Windsor Castle. He has held this position for 25 years after retiring from The Riding Staff, of the Blues and Royals Regiment, Household Cavalry, having started his career as a professional jockey riding mainly on the flat.

November 2019 Meeting

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Ian Boskett at our November meeting where he gave a very entertaining and well received talk on "The Great Train Robbery".

October 2019 Meeting

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Anthony Poulton-Smith at the 17 October 2019 meeting where he delivered alternative views  on some generally accepted historical 'facts'.

April 2019 Meeting

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THS President John Dixon, with Richard Chatham who gave a talk on his Chatham and Bishop families of Tewkesbury and district.

March 2019 Meeting

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A very successful and enjoyable meeting on 21st March where 'The Boaters' Craft Group' presented Canal Ladies: The Lives of the Narrow Boat Women, their Children and their Crafts. We also launched our latest Bulletin along with a reprint of John Dixon's in demand Railways book.

February 2019 Meeting

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John Reid with Helen Carver at our February meeting. John gave an illustrated talk on "Funerary Monuments: Gloucestershire's Hidden Gems of World Class Sculpture". 

November 2018 Meeting

John Dixon & Peter Dawson
John Dixon & Peter Dawson

THS Life President, John Dixon, with Peter Dawson who gave an interesting and well attended talk on 'Burgage Plots in Medieval Towns' at our 15 November meeting.

18 October 2018 Meeting

John Dixon with Paul Barnett
John Dixon with Paul Barnett

THS President, John Dixon, with Paul Barnett who gave a talk on 'The Severn Bridge Disaster 1960' Information relating to the talk can be found by visiting the 'Friends of Purton' website:

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