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March 2024

Date/Time Event Details
18th Mar 2024
18:30-20:00
Talk: A Potted History of GCHQ – and showcasing the Future
Park Campus, Cheltenham
Talk: A Potted History of GCHQ – and showcasing the Future
Our speaker for this event is Dr David Abrutat, Departmental Historian from the GCHQ Historical Section. David will talk about some of the fascinating stories from GCHQ's history, including aspects of its time in Cheltenham,...   (Read more)

April 2024

Date/Time Event Details
15th Apr 2024
14:00-15:30
Talk: Views of Cheltenham 1786-1850: topographical prints of a Regency town
St Matthew’s Church, Cheltenham
Talk: Views of Cheltenham 1786-1850: topographical prints of a Regency town
Between 1786 and the 1850s, many hundreds of topographical prints of Cheltenham were published for sale to the town's residents and visitors. Our speaker, Dr Steven Blake, will look at a selection of these and...   (Read more)

May 2024

Date/Time Event Details
13th May 2024
14:00-15:30
Talk & Tea: William Morris's Strawberry Thief and a Strawberry Tea
St Matthew’s Church, Cheltenham
Talk & Tea: William Morris's Strawberry Thief and a Strawberry Tea
Speaker Emma Ferry, whom Friends may remember from our very enjoyable Wine Tasting and Art Appreciation event last December, will describe one of William Morris's most popular textile designs, 'Strawberry Thief', while we enjoy scones...   (Read more)

June 2024

Date/Time Event Details
3rd Jun 2024
14:00-15:30
Talk: 400 years of Stroudwater Textiles
St Matthew’s Church, Cheltenham
Talk: 400 years of Stroudwater Textiles
At the height of its prosperity, the Stroud area had over a hundred mills. The area became famous for its dyeing; especially the scarlet that was used for military uniforms. Exports went all round the...   (Read more)
24th Jun 2024
10:15-11:30
Midsummer Morning walk "Booze, Balloons and Burials" led by Neela Mann
Honeybourne Gate, Cheltenham
Midsummer Morning walk "Booze, Balloons and Burials" led by Neela Mann
This walk shows a little of the development of the lower town area - a story which is usually forgotten in the history of the town of Cheltenham. It will take about an hour. We...   (Read more)
24th Jun 2024
14:15-15:30
Midsummer Afternoon walk "Booze, Balloons and Burials" led by Neela Mann
Honeybourne Gate, Cheltenham
Midsummer Afternoon walk "Booze, Balloons and Burials" led by Neela Mann
This walk shows a little of the development of the lower town area - a story which is usually forgotten in the history of the town of Cheltenham. It will take about an hour. We...   (Read more)

July 2024

Date/Time Event Details
15th Jul 2024
19:00-20:30
Talk: William Morris and William de Morgan with Julian Orbach
St Luke’s Hall, Cheltenham
Talk: William Morris and William de Morgan with Julian Orbach
In this talk Julian Orbach will explore the relationships between William Morris and William de Morgan and their wider Arts & Crafts circle. Julian Orbach is an author and lecturer in architectural history. He was...   (Read more)

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