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May 2022

Date/Time Event Details
19th May 2022 - 21st May 2022
All Day
Historic Coventry, Boughton House and Upton House and Gardens. Non-members welcome.
Historic Coventry, Boughton House and Upton House and Gardens. Non-members welcome.

Tour organised by Harry Shaw Group Travel on behalf of the Friends of The Wilson Non-members welcome Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 May 2022 (3 days / 2 nights) This tour has been arranged specifically...   (Read more)

30th May 2022
13:30-15:30
Talk: Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912) by Nick Nelson

St Philip & St James Church, Cheltenham
Talk: Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912) by Nick Nelson

Although known chiefly as a polar explorer, Edward Adrian Wilson was something of a polymath: ornithologist, natural historian, physician and artist. This illustrated talk is designed to commemorate the 150 years since Wilson’s birth in...   (Read more)

June 2022

Date/Time Event Details
20th Jun 2022
13:30-15:15
Talk: Utopias in the Cotswolds by Kirsty Hartsiotis

St Philip & St James Church, Cheltenham
Talk: Utopias in the Cotswolds by Kirsty Hartsiotis

The Cotswolds has drawn dreamers and practitioners in attempts to create utopias for well over a century. This talk explores some of the communities who took up the challenge of living well and creating craft...   (Read more)

29th Jun 2022
08:50-17:00
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Exclusive access to Kelmscott Manor, followed by visit to St Mary’s Church, Fairford

Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade
Exclusive access to Kelmscott Manor, followed by visit to St Mary’s Church, Fairford

The inspirational Cotswold retreat of William Morris, Father of the Arts and Crafts movement, is always a delight to visit. The house has been closed for nearly two years whilst important conservation and improvements take...   (Read more)

July 2022

Date/Time Event Details
23rd Jul 2022
13:30-16:00
Edward Wilson Birthday Guided Walk and Picnic

Crickley Hill Country Park, Crickley Hill
Edward Wilson Birthday Guided Walk and Picnic

For those of you who are intrepid walkers please join us for a walk from Crickley Hill across to the top of Crippets Lane. The Wilson family home, Hillcrest, is just opposite where the footpath...   (Read more)

September 2022

Date/Time Event Details
5th Sep 2022
14:00-15:45
Talk: The Perils of Speculation in Regency Cheltenham by Steven Blake
Talk: The Perils of Speculation in Regency Cheltenham by Steven Blake

The Rise and Fall of the Honourable Miss Monson During the early nineteenth century, Cheltenham’s housing stock increased dramatically from 710 in 1801, to an estimated 4,027, with 774 more being built, in June 1826....   (Read more)

14th Sep 2022
09:00-17:00
Trip to Berkeley: Historic Castle and Dr Jenner’s House

Berkeley Castle, Berkeley
Trip to Berkeley: Historic Castle and Dr Jenner’s House

Berkeley Castle, which dominates the Vale of Berkeley, is steeped in over 860 years of British history. It is best known as the scene of the brutal murder of Edward II in 1327 and for...   (Read more)

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