Our next Meeting is on Wednesday 8th March at 7.30pm in the Ashcroft Centre, Cirencester. Dr Francis Boorman will be telling us how the new volume of Victoria County History for the Cirencester area is progressing. The new volume covers the years 1540-1945. See our links on the Abbey900  page to the earlier volume published 110 years ago.

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. News items will usually be on this page.

What’s new

On this page

Next Meeting Cotswold AONB Volunteers wanted VCH Jan Newsletter WW1 Timeline Old Memorial Hospital Museum Cartulary

On other pages

The Kings Head Wiggold [Correction] January Report Abbey 900
© Cirencester Archaeological & Historical Society & Contributors 2016-7 Registered Charity no. 287289
Cirencester Archaeological & Historical Society Museums to visit Museums to visit

Welcome

A New Year, A New Website

This site is responsive to the size of your screen. You can read it on your mega sized computer, or on your phone. There is a limit on the length of a page, the same on both sizes, which means that in some cases the material on the phone is briefer than on the computer. This mainly affects the Great War biographies, where all biographical detail is available, but in some articles the contemporary newspaper cuttings are not included. Otherwise all of the pages we had before are still here, and hopefully more readable. More of our articles will be published over time, and we are always looking for new ones. If you have something you would like published, please in the first place send it to our editor for consideration. Not all pages are immediately apparent from the links at the top. The Great War biographies, covering very many pages, have internal links. and the articles reprinted from our past publications are linked from the relevant Newsletter page. There is a facility to browse these at random at the bottom of most articles. As a new site, there are likely to be things that do not work, or not as you expected. Just click that envelope to let us know, and we will look into it.

 A Century Ago...

1917 March 11: Baghdad fell after weeks of attacks on

the Ottoman [Turkish] in Mesopotamia [modern Iraq].

ALBERT ERNEST WILFRED JOHN EDWARDS - Private 9/Worcesters died in Mesopotamia on 25 January 1917; GEORGE W WATERS - Private 7/Glosters, 22 years old and son of Charles and Kate of 4 Gooseacre Lane died on 3 February 1917, and his comrades from the same battalion GEORGE COLLETT - Corporal, on 10 February, JOHN STEVENS - Private, on 21 February, and MARTIN W BLACKWELL - Private, on 25 February 1917. HAROLD COOK - Private 9/Worcesters, also died in Mesopotamia, on 9 February 1917. CYRIL B WILLIAMS died of sickness in a military hospital on Malta on 5 March 1917 whilst en route to Egypt as a reinforcement to 16/Royal Sussex.

Timeline written by Dale Hjort

Links to other organisations Links to other organisations
The old Memorial Hospital on Sheep Street (used within the last 30 years) holds the Bannatyne memorial staircase. It is looking very dilapidated now as CDC has been wanting to knock it down for years. Do you think it should be saved? Click the picture to read David Viner’s notes on the Hospital and the Staircase. The building across Sheep Street, called the Memorial Hospital Annex, is still in NHS use. It has the Great War memorial panels on its side. We have an article about this building.

Cotswold AONB

Cotswold Conservation Board celebrates 50 years. They are seeking old photographs of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that may show landscape changes, perhaps in only a few years. See their website for details.
Page last updated 21 Feb 2017

Volunteers wanted

1. See our Abbey 900 page. CAHS has offered to provide volunteers to mind the Lego project. If you are interested in helping for, say, an hour a week do contact our chairman 2. We are also looking for volunteers to help set up for lectures, [onsite training available]. 3. David Viner, our Editor, is also looking for someone willing to copy written material onto computer from time to time. We have many years of Newsletters written on typewriters or long-lost word processors that we would like to make more available.

VCH Gloucestershire Newsletter.

The January newsletter has been emailed to members, but some members have restricted email boxes, and have not received it. Clicking on the title should retrieve it.

Corinium Museum and the Abbey’s library

Do visit the Corinium Museum before 21 May to see the manuscripts that formed small part of the Abbey’s library. It is free. Turn left inside the entrance door and then right opposite the shop.

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. News items will usually be on this page.

What’s new

On this page

Next Meeting WW1 Timeline Old Memorial Hospital Volunteers wanted Cotswold AONB VCH January Newsletter

On other Pages

January Meeting Report Wiggold  [Correction] Abbey 900
© CAHS & contributors 2016-7 Registered Charity 287289
Cirencester Archaeological  & Historical Society Museums to visit Museums to visit

Welcome

A New Year, A New Website

This site is responsive to the size of your screen. You can read it on your mega sized computer, or on your phone. There is a limit on the length of a page, the same on both sizes, which means that in some cases the material on the phone is briefer than on the computer. This mainly affects the Great War biographies, where all biographical detail is available, but in some articles the contemporary newspaper cuttings are not included. Otherwise all of the pages we had before are still here, and hopefully more readable. More of our articles will be published over time, and we are always looking for new ones. If you have something you would like published, please in the first place send it to our editor for consideration. Not all pages are immediately apparent from the links at the top. The Great War biographies, covering very many pages, have internal links. and the articles reprinted from our past publications are linked from the relevant Newsletter page. There is a facility to browse these at random at the bottom of most articles. As a new site, there are likely to be things that do not work, or not as you expected. Just click that envelope to let us know, and we will look into it.
Our next Meeting is on Wednesday 8th March at 7.30pm in the Ashcroft Centre, Cirencester. Dr Francis Boorman will be telling us how the new volume of Victoria County History for the Cirencester area is progressing. The new volume covers the years 1540-1945. See our links on the Abbey900 page to the earlier volume published 110 years ago.

 A Century Ago...

1917 March 11: Baghdad fell after

weeks of attacks on the Ottoman

[Turkish] in Mesopotamia [modern

Iraq].

ALBERT ERNEST WILFRED JOHN EDWARDS - Private 9/Worcesters died in Mesopotamia on 25 January 1917; GEORGE W WATERS - Private 7/Glosters, 22 years old and son of Charles and Kate of 4 Gooseacre Lane died on 3 February 1917, and his comrades from the same battalion … GEORGE COLLETT - Corporal, on 10 February, JOHN STEVENS - Private, on 21 February, and MARTIN W BLACKWELL - Private, on 25 February 1917. HAROLD COOK - Private 9/Worcesters, also died in Mesopotamia, on 9 February 1917. CYRIL B WILLIAMS died of sickness in a military hospital on Malta on 5 March 1917 whilst en route to Egypt as a reinforcement to 16/Royal Sussex.

Timeline written by Dale Hjort

The old Memorial Hospital on Sheep Street (used within the last 30 years) holds the Bannatyne memorial staircase. It is looking very dilapidated now as CDC has been wanting to knock it down for years. Do you think it should be saved? Click the picture to read David Viner’s notes on the Hospital and the Staircase. The building across Sheep Street, called the Memorial Hospital Annex, is still in NHS use. It has the Great War memorial panels on its side. We have an article about this building.

Cotswold AONB

Cotswold Conservation Board celebrates 50 years. They are seeking old photographs of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that may show landscape changes, perhaps in only a few years. See their website for details.
External Links External Links
Page last updated 21 Feb 2017

Volunteers wanted

1. See our Abbey 900 page. CAHS has offered to provide volunteers to mind the Lego project. If you are interested in helping for, say, an hour a week do contact our chairman 2. We are also looking for volunteers to help set up for lectures, [onsite training available]. 3. David Viner, our Editor, is also looking for someone willing to copy written material onto computer from time to time. We have many years of Newsletters written on typewriters or long-lost word processors that we would like to make more available.

VCH Gloucestershire Newsletter.

The January newsletter has been emailed to members, but some members have restricted email boxes, and have not received it. Clicking on the title should retrieve it.

Corinium Museum and the Abbey’s

library

Do visit the Corinium Museum before 21 May to see the manuscripts that formed small part of the Abbey’s library. It is free. Turn left inside the entrance door and then right opposite the shop.