© Cirencester Archaeological & Historical Society & Contributors 2016-7 Registered Charity no. 287289
Cirencester Archaeological & Historical Society

Wednesday 27 September 2017 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre Ashcroft Road Cirencester

Living on the Hill - Simon Sworn

Simon is a Senior Archaeological Projects Officer with Cotswold Archaeology. He will explain the results of the recent excavations off Siddington Road, Cirencester at the Bloor Homes development site. Features found date from early prehistoric to the Anglo-Saxon period, with interesting developments in our understanding of Saxon settlement in the area. Subscriptions fall due at this meeting, if you do not pay by Standing Order.

Wednesday 25th October 2017 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre Ashcroft Road Cirencester

A Spencer Love Affair - Allan Ledger

Allan Ledger is an Oxfordshire historian with a particular interest in the 18th century. Allan will be telling the true story of a Spencer love affair: the marriage of Lady Charlotte Spencer to an Oxford vicar after acting together in private theatricals at Blenheim Palace. A snapshot of 1790’s society life and scandal.

Wedneday 22 November 2017 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre Ashcroft Road Cirencester

400 Years of Stroudwater Textiles - Ian Mackintosh

Ian Mackintosh is a retired history teacher and founder member of Stroud Preservation Trust and Stroud Textile Trust. Ian will be giving a hands-on introduction to the history of the cloth industry in the Stroud valleys over several centuries and its many links to Cirencester. (Talk will be approx. 70 minutes).

Wednesday 24th January 2018 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre Ashcroft Road Cirencester

Tudor Medicine - Cherry Hubbard

Cherry Hubbard is a local social historian with an extensive knowledge of life in Tudor times, having worked as a period interpreter running a Tudor farmhouse at the Living History Project at the Mary Arden Farm at Stratford-on-Avon. Cherry will be explaining what life was like in the Tudor period and medicines used when sickness threatened.

Monday 26th February 2018 7.30pm Cirencester Parish Church

Annual Croome Lecture - Joint Meeing with Cirencester Civic Society

Cirencester: The Development and buildings of a Cotswold town.

British Archaeological Report 12

Dr. Richard Reese FSA and Christopher Catling MA FSA

Christopher Catling – Secretary (Chief Executive) RCAHM Wales and ‘Current Archaeology’ contributor and co-author Dr Richard Reece - Pre-eminent Roman Archaeologist & numismatist have revisited this 40 year old report. Christopher will present their review of BAR 12 and how its methods of analysis have been adopted and used over the years to become standard practice today.

Wednesday 14 March 2018 7.30pm Bingham Hall King Street Cirencester

The Cotswold Archaeology Mick Aston Lecture Last March of the Tanks - Richard Osgood Richard Osgood, Senior Archaeologist with the Ministry of Defence, will be talking about the Archaeology of the WW1 Battle of Bullecourt.

Wednesday 28 March 2018 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre Ashcroft Road Cirencester

Surnames and Local History

The “Family Names of Britain and Ireland” Project

- Dr Simon Draper

Dr Simon Draper is a landscape historian and author who has worked extensively on the VCH volumes for Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, is Hon. Editor of BGAS Transactions and was a Research Associate on the UWE (Bristol) ‘Family names of the United Kingdom’ project as part of the team researching and compiling a dictionary of family surnames.

Wednesday 11 April 2018 7.30pm Ashcroft Centre Ashcroft Road Cirencester

Joint meeting with Cirencester Science and Technology Society

Rolls Royce Aero - Chris Bigg

Chris Bigg is a Bristol historian who has worked in the aviation industry for over 40 years. Chris will be tracing the development of the Rolls Royce aero engine from the Hawk piston engine to the Trent Jet. The Bristol connection will be explored from the manufacture of Rolls Royce engines in WW1 to the takeover of Bristol Siddeley in the 1960’s.

Wednesday 23 May 2018 Ashcroft Centre Ashcroft Road Cirencester

Annual General Meeting followed by

A Cotswold Garland - Martin Graebe

Martin Graebe, CAHS member and researcher into English traditional folksongs, will talk about folksongs and folklore around Cirencester. Cirencester was a 19th century centre for the creation and distribution of printed ballads and its role in the revival of interest in songs, dances and folklore of ordinary people. The talk will be illustrated with pictures, tales and songs.

Saturday 23 June 2018

Gloucestershire Local History Association

Summer Afternoon meeting

We are hosting the 2018 GLHA Summer Afternoon Meeting, when we invite members of all the County history societies to visit us here in Cirencester. A number of walks around the town, followed by afternoon tea will be offered. The number of places available will be limited, and a fee will be payable to cover tea costs. Full details and a booking form will be available, once arrangements are finalised.

Season 2017-8

Reports on the season 2016-7 are on-line.

The programme for 2017-8 is below.

If you picked up a programme for 2017-8 at our June meeting, please note there are date changes for next March 2018. The programme published here is correct.
Page last updated 15 July 2017
© CAHS & contributors 2016-7 Registered Charity 287289
Cirencester Archaeological  & Historical Society

Wednesday 27 September 2017 7.30pm

Ashcroft Centre Ashcroft Road Cirencester

Living on the Hill - Simon

Sworn

Simon is a Senior Archaeological Projects Officer with Cotswold Archaeology. He will explain the results of the recent excavations off Siddington Road, Cirencester at the Bloor Homes development site. Features found date from early prehistoric to the Anglo-Saxon period, with interesting developments in our understanding of Saxon settlement in the area. Subscriptions fall due at this meeting, if you do not pay by Standing Order.

Wednesday 25th October 2017 7.30pm

Ashcroft Centre Ashcroft Road Cirencester

A Spencer Love Affair - Allan

Ledger

Allan Ledger is an Oxfordshire historian with a particular interest in the 18th century. Allan will be telling the true story of a Spencer love affair: the marriage of Lady Charlotte Spencer to an Oxford vicar after acting together in private theatricals at Blenheim Palace. A snapshot of 1790’s society life and scandal.

Wedneday 22 November 2017 7.30pm

Ashcroft Centre Ashcroft Road Cirencester

400 Years of Stroudwater

Textiles - Ian Mackintosh

Ian Mackintosh is a retired history teacher and founder member of Stroud Preservation Trust and Stroud Textile Trust. Ian will be giving a hands-on introduction to the history of the cloth industry in the Stroud valleys over several centuries and its many links to Cirencester. (Talk will be approx. 70 minutes).

Wednesday 24th January 2018 7.30pm

Ashcroft Centre Ashcroft Road Cirencester

Tudor Medicine - Cherry

Hubbard

Cherry Hubbard is a local social historian with an extensive knowledge of life in Tudor times, having worked as a period interpreter running a Tudor farmhouse at the Living History Project at the Mary Arden Farm at Stratford-on-Avon. Cherry will be explaining what life was like in the Tudor period and medicines used when sickness threatened.

Monday 26th February 2018 7.30pm

Cirencester Parish Church

Annual Croome Lecture - Joint Meeing with Cirencester Civic Society

Cirencester: The Development

and buildings of a Cotswold

town. British Archaeological

Report 12

Dr. Richard Reese FSA and

Christopher Catling MA FSA

Christopher Catling – Secretary (Chief Executive) RCAHM Wales and ‘Current Archaeology’ contributor and co-author Dr Richard Reece - Pre-eminent Roman Archaeologist & numismatist have revisited this 40 year old report. Christopher will present their review of BAR 12 and how its methods of analysis have been adopted and used over the years to become standard practice today.

Wednesday 14 March 2018 7.30pm Bingham

Hall King Street Cirencester

The Cotswold Archaeology Mick Aston Lecture Last March of the Tanks - Richard Osgood Richard Osgood, Senior Archaeologist with the Ministry of Defence, will be talking about the Archaeology of the WW1 Battle of Bullecourt.

Wednesday 28 March 2018 7.30pm Ashcroft

Centre Ashcroft Road Cirencester

Surnames and Local History

The “Family Names of Britain

and Ireland” Project

- Dr Simon Draper

Dr Simon Draper is a landscape historian and author who has worked extensively on the VCH volumes for Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, is Hon. Editor of BGAS Transactions and was a Research Associate on the UWE (Bristol) ‘Family names of the United Kingdom’ project as part of the team researching and compiling a dictionary of family surnames.

Wednesday 11 April 2018 7.30pm Ashcroft

Centre Ashcroft Road Cirencester

Joint meeting with Cirencester Science and Technology Society

Rolls Royce Aero - Chris Bigg

Chris Bigg is a Bristol historian who has worked in the aviation industry for over 40 years. Chris will be tracing the development of the Rolls Royce aero engine from the Hawk piston engine to the Trent Jet. The Bristol connection will be explored from the manufacture of Rolls Royce engines in WW1 to the takeover of Bristol Siddeley in the 1960’s.

Wednesday 23 May 2018 Ashcroft Centre

Ashcroft Road Cirencester

Annual General Meeting followed by

A Cotswold Garland - Martin

Graebe

Martin Graebe, CAHS member and researcher into English traditional folksongs, will talk about folksongs and folklore around Cirencester. Cirencester was a 19th century centre for the creation and distribution of printed ballads and its role in the revival of interest in songs, dances and folklore of ordinary people. The talk will be illustrated with pictures, tales and songs.

Saturday 23 June 2018

Gloucestershire Local History

Association

Summer Afternoon meeting

We are hosting the 2018 GLHA Summer Afternoon Meeting, when we invite members of all the County history societies to visit us here in Cirencester. A number of walks around the town, followed by afternoon tea will be offered. The number of places available will be limited, and a fee will be payable to cover tea costs. Full details and a booking form will be available, once arrangements are finalised.

Season 2017-8

Reports on the season 2016-7 are on-line.

The programme for 2017-8 is

below.

If you picked up a programme for 2017-8 at our June meeting, please note there are date changes for next March 2018. The programme published here is correct.
Page last updated 15 July 2017