Our next Meeting is our Public Meeting for Abbey900, bringing the Corn Hall back to its proper use as a meeting place.

Cirencester Abbey -

Digging into the Past

Cirencester Corn Hall 7pm for 7.30 to 10pm Speakers will include Martin Watts and Tim Darvill (Cotswold Archaeology), Beth Hartland (VCH) and a presentation arranged by Peter Grace. Free Entry- no booking needed. Do bring all your friends. Meeting by kind permission of Wildmoor Properties Ltd. The King’s Head bar is adjacent.

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.

On this page

Cotswold AONB Volunteers wanted! Tewkesbury sold out!

New on this page

Old Memorial Hospital Landmark Trust Next Meeting WW1 Timeline

New on other pages

Reports Who’s who in CAHS
© Cirencester Archaeological & Historical Society & Contributors 2016-7 Registered Charity no. 287289
Cirencester Archaeological & Historical Society Museums to visit Museums to visit

Welcome

Please note 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.

 A Century Ago...

1917 June

E BUDDEN was a Private in the Army Service Corps attached to 173 Tunnelling Company during preparatory work for a planned offensive around Ypres. He died on 6 June 1917. ERNEST G HALLAM - Private with 2/Leinsters was killed in action on 8 June 1917 in the successful attack on the Messines Ridge. EDWARD RICHARD TIMBRELL was a Royal Artillery Driver killed in action in the Ypres Salient on 19 June. In 1911 he lived at 14 Black Jack Street with his parents and six siblings, one of whom, ERNEST, had been lost in the Battle of Jutland. WALTER ELI BOOTH died at home on 23 June 1917 aged 31. He was a Private in the Glosters and son of Matilda of 147 Gloucester Street. WALTER is buried in Cirencester Cemetery CHARLES BURROWS was on the same day in the Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard announced to have been killed in action with the Royal Field Artillery on 6 June 1917.

Timeline written by Dale Hjort

Do follow the Timeline in the Parish Church for what else went on a Century ago. It too changes monthly.
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? Cotswold Archaeology has written a number of studies for CDC that are worth reading. See the downloads for the Parking Project.  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 26 May 2017

Volunteers wanted

1. See our Abbey 900 page. CAHS has offered to provide volunteers to mind the Lego project on Wednesday mornings. See the comment by a volunteer on our facebook page [Click icon on right].  If you are interested in helping for, say, an hour or more, do contact our Vice- chairman 2. We understand that the town council’s planned geophysical survey of the Abbey Grounds has been postponed due to unsuitable weather. 3. Cotswold Archaeology were seeking helpers in a potential dig at South Cerney Castle later on this year. We are now told (May 2017) that the landowner is proceeding commercially, but CA are still exploring if a community dig could take place later. 4. We are also looking for volunteers to help set up for lectures, [onsite training available]. 5. 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.

Summer afternoon in Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury Historical Society invites members for a summer afternoon in the town. This is now sold out! Summer 2018 is our turn. Can you help with arrangements for this? Suggestions to Aileen, please. The Landmark Trust has interesting Open Days at Chipping Campden  (June) and Beckford’s Tower (July)

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.

On this page

Volunteers wanted Cotswold AONB

New on this page

Landmark Trust Old Memorial Hospital Next Meeting WW1 Timeline

New on other Pages

Reports Who’s who in CAHS
© CAHS & contributors 2016-7 Registered Charity 287289
Cirencester Archaeological  & Historical Society Museums to visit Museums to visit

Welcome

Please note 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.

 A Century Ago...

1917 June

E BUDDEN was a Private in the Army Service Corps attached to 173 Tunnelling Company during preparatory work for a planned offensive around Ypres. He died on 6 June 1917. ERNEST G HALLAM - Private with 2/Leinsters was killed in action on 8 June 1917 in the successful attack on the Messines Ridge. EDWARD RICHARD TIMBRELL was a Royal Artillery Driver killed in action in the Ypres Salient on 19 June. In 1911 he lived at 14 Black Jack Street with his parents and six siblings, one of whom, ERNEST, had been lost in the Battle of Jutland. WALTER ELI BOOTH died at home on 23 June 1917 aged 31. He was a Private in the Glosters and son of Matilda of 147 Gloucester Street. WALTER is buried in Cirencester Cemetery CHARLES BURROWS was on the same day in the Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard announced to have been killed in action with the Royal Field Artillery on 6 June 1917.

Timeline written by Dale Hjort

Do follow the Timeline in the Parish Church for what else went on a Century ago. It too changes monthly.
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? Cotswold Archaeology has written a number of studies for CDC that are worth reading. See the downloads for the Parking Project.  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 26 May 2017

Volunteers wanted

1. See our Abbey 900 page. CAHS has offered to provide volunteers to mind the Lego project on Wednesday mornings. See the comment by a volunteer on our facebook page [Click icon on right].  If you are interested in helping for, say, an hour or more, do contact our Vice-chairman 2. We understand that the town council’s planned geophysical survey of the Abbey Grounds has been postponed due to unsuitable weather. 3. Cotswold Archaeology were seeking helpers in a potential dig at South Cerney Castle later on this year. We are now told (May 2017) that the landowner is proceeding commercially, but CA are still exploring if a community dig could take place later. 4. We are also looking for volunteers to help set up for lectures, [onsite training available]. 5. 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.

Summer afternoon in Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury Historical Society invites members for a summer afternoon in the town. This is now sold out! Summer 2018 is our turn. Can you help with arrangements for this? Suggestions to Aileen, please. The Landmark Trust has interesting Open Days at Chipping Campden  (June) and Beckford’s Tower (July)
Our next Meeting is our Public Meeting for Abbey900, bringing the Corn Hall back to its proper use as a meeting place.

Cirencester Abbey - Digging into the Past

Cirencester Corn Hall 7pm for 7.30 to 10pm Speakers will include Martin Watts and Tim Darvill (Cotswold Archaeology), Beth Hartland (VCH) and a presentation arranged by Peter Grace. Free Entry- no booking needed. Do bring all your friends. Meeting by kind permission of Wildmoor Properties Ltd. The King’s Head bar is adjacent.