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Welcome to Cirencester Archaeological & Historical Society We are always happy to see new members. Do browse our site to see what we do. While our main activity is our meetings, we have other interests, such as our projects and the publishing of short articles in our Newsletters or even on line. Our major activity  last season was the WW1 Exhibition at Corinium Museum from 15 August to 14 September 2014,  See the WW1 blog News items will usually be on this page. Feel free to hover over and click any picture to see what happens.  
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Commemorating The First World War 16th August – 14th September 2014 Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester Cirencester Historical and Archaeological Society illustrated the impact of the First World War on Cirencester and residents through this retrospective exhibition. If you visited the exhibition or not, do keep on sending in your family notes if your family had Cirencester connections during that period. Don’t forget that the Timeline in the Parish Church runs until 2018. See “A Century Ago...” below.  
Cotswold Archaeology offers free e-books As part of its 25th anniversary, CA has made available a number of its publications that are now out of print for free download as photocopy pdf files. You can browse them, and paid-for publications on their website. The most notable might be “Cirencester- Town and Landscape”, 1994 by Tim Darvill & Chris Gerrard. Take a look at their 25 highlights while you are there. There are also job opportunities.  
Latest WW1 Project News - 11 Aug 2015 Almost half of the detailed biography pages of the names on Cirencester’s first world war pages are now released here. These should be completed in the next couple of months

A Summer Dig in Cirencester

You can join in or pay a visit. The Bournemouth University dig is again at Wiggold.

Gloucestershire Local History


Evening Visit to Llathony Secunda Priory (in Gloucester Docks if you did not know) Thurs 20 August 6.30pm Details

Gloucestershire Archives

You can join the Archives Blog here  

VCH Academy Newsletter 3

Several Cirencester references to be found here

A Century Ago...

1915 August 21: Battle of Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli – HUGH BAGNALL GETHING, Second Lieutenant, D Company, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars and WILLIAM EDWARD GRAHAM NIVEN, Lieutenant Berkshire Yeomanry, who left his wife Henrietta and son David in Cirencester, were both killed in the advance across the Salt Lake. WALTER JOHN HARMER, Trooper, Auckland Mounted Rifles, was a 4th  Reinforcement to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and is commemorated on their memorial at Hill 60 Gallipoli, where he was killed in action on 28 August. Before the war he had been living in Wellington, New Zealand, and his association with Cirencester is not known. From Dale Hjort’s Timeline of World War One
Looking for the article about Percy Geyton? It has moved to the Detailed Biography pages.
We meet again on 9th September at the Ashcroft Centre, in association with Cirencester Science and Technology Society, for a talk by David Brown on Berkeley Power Station, its construction and decommissioning. Our new season programme is now available. This, and the latest newsletter have now been posted to members.