Cirencester Archaeological & Historical Society

Season 2021-2

Reports on the season 2019-21 are here.

All meetings from March 2020 until January 2021 were cancelled. Meetings resumed using Zoom

from February to May 2021.

Our September meeting has been postponed as it is unsuitable for Zoom and we could not offer enough seating in the Ashcroft centre. The good news is that it may be fitted in later. We are back in the Ashcroft Centre from our October meeting. There will be changes, and we will note your attendance for COVID contact reasons. If you think you may have COVID symptoms, please do not attend. All face to face meetings are free to members. Non-members are welcome for a small charge of £3. Those in full time education may attend for free. Wednesday 27 October 2021 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre

Educating Ciren 

 Pamela Morris Since retiring from her career in education, Pam has been researching aspects of the town’s educational history for the Victoria County History, due for publication shortly. She will be talking about some typical developments and others that are unique to Cirencester. Wednesday 24th November 2021 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre

John Bellamy (1808-93) A Gloucestershire travelling showman

Dr Steven Blake FSA  Dr Steven Blake was Museum & Collections Manager at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum before retiring. He is a founder member and former Chairman of the Cheltenham Local History Society and is currently Chair of the Gloucestershire Local History Association. Wednesday 26th January 2022 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre

From Gaulish kiln to Corinium ditch

Dr Graham Barton The Corinium Museum contains fine examples of Samian ware (Terra sigillata) in its collection. How did the 1st century garrison's Samian supply reach the Roman fort - and what became of it? We welcome Dr Barton back this season with his talk researched especially for us *MONDAY 21st February 2022* *PARISH CHURCH, MARKET PLACE, 7.30pm*  The Annual Croome Lecture - A joint meeting with Cirencester Civic Society

Spokes in a Wheel: Roads and Turnpikes around Cirencester

David Viner David is a former Chairman of the Society, currently Editor and Archivist. He will recall the Society’s Turnpikes Project of the 1980s/90s and its fieldwork recording local milestones and routes. The network of Turnpike Trusts, creating a Cirencester ‘hub,’ will be described and its modern legacy illustrated. Wednesday 23rd March 2022 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre

The Arts and Crafts Movement in the south Cotswolds

Mary Greensted Mary has published and lectured widely on the subject of the Arts and Crafts movement. She was chairman of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen from 2009-18 and is a trustee of Court Barn, Chipping Campden. Her talk will provide an introduction to the designer-makers working in the area from the 1890s.   Wednesday 13th April 2022 *A joint meeting with Cirencester Science and Technology Society, Speaker and venue to be confirmed* Wednesday 25th May 2022 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre                    Annual General Meeting followed by

The First Ever Olimpick Games

Celia Haddon Celia is a CAHS member and a keen supporter of the Cotswold Olimpick Games. After retiring from full time journalism, she took second and Masters degrees in applied animal behaviour. In addition to 30 or so books, she has written for newspapers and magazines, appeared on TV and radio, and is as knowledgeable about cats as the Olimpicks. Forward notice  Saturday 11th June 2022 - ‘Soils, Snails and Stonehenge’ A day visit to Mike Allen and his environmental archaeology lab, followed by a guided walk along the Stonehenge Avenue.   
Page last updated 12 October 2021
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Cirencester Archaeological  & Historical Society

Season 2021-2

Reports on the season 2019-21 are here.

All meetings from March 2020 until January

2021 were cancelled. Meetings resumed

using Zoom from February to May 2021.

Our September meeting has been postponed as it is unsuitable for Zoom and we could not offer enough seating in the Ashcroft centre. The good news is that it may be fitted in later. We are back in the Ashcroft Centre from our October meeting. There will be changes, and we will note your attendance for COVID contact reasons. If you think you may have COVID symptoms, please do not attend. All face to face meetings are free to members. Non- members are welcome for a small charge of £3. Those in full time education may attend for free. Wednesday 27 October 2021 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre

Educating Ciren 

 Pamela Morris Since retiring from her career in education, Pam has been researching aspects of the town’s educational history for the Victoria County History, due for publication shortly. She will be talking about some typical developments and others that are unique to Cirencester. Wednesday 24th November 2021 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre

John Bellamy (1808-93) A

Gloucestershire travelling

showman

Dr Steven Blake FSA  Dr Steven Blake was Museum & Collections Manager at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum before retiring. He is a founder member and former Chairman of the Cheltenham Local History Society and is currently Chair of the Gloucestershire Local History Association. Wednesday 26th January 2022 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre

From Gaulish kiln to Corinium

ditch

Dr Graham Barton The Corinium Museum contains fine examples of Samian ware (Terra sigillata) in its collection. How did the 1st century garrison's Samian supply reach the Roman fort - and what became of it? We welcome Dr Barton back this season with his talk researched especially for us *MONDAY 21st February 2022* *PARISH CHURCH, MARKET PLACE, 7.30pm*  The Annual Croome Lecture - A joint meeting with Cirencester Civic Society

Spokes in a Wheel: Roads and

Turnpikes around Cirencester

David Viner David is a former Chairman of the Society, currently Editor and Archivist. He will recall the Society’s Turnpikes Project of the 1980s/90s and its fieldwork recording local milestones and routes. The network of Turnpike Trusts, creating a Cirencester ‘hub,’ will be described and its modern legacy illustrated. Wednesday 23rd March 2022 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre

The Arts and Crafts Movement

in the south Cotswolds

Mary Greensted Mary has published and lectured widely on the subject of the Arts and Crafts movement. She was chairman of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen from 2009-18 and is a trustee of Court Barn, Chipping Campden. Her talk will provide an introduction to the designer-makers working in the area from the 1890s.   Wednesday 13th April 2022 *A joint meeting with Cirencester Science and Technology Society, Speaker and venue to be confirmed* Wednesday 25th May 2022 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre                    Annual General Meeting followed by

The First Ever Olimpick Games

Celia Haddon Celia is a CAHS member and a keen supporter of the Cotswold Olimpick Games. After retiring from full time journalism, she took second and Masters degrees in applied animal behaviour. In addition to 30 or so books, she has written for newspapers and magazines, appeared on TV and radio, and is as knowledgeable about cats as the Olimpicks. Forward notice  Saturday 11th June 2022 - ‘Soils, Snails and Stonehenge’ A day visit to Mike Allen and his environmental archaeology lab, followed by a guided walk along the Stonehenge Avenue.   
Page last updated 12 October 2021