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Next Meeting:

Annual General Meeting followed by                          “The Stroud Area in Old Photographs”                       by Howard Beard

Tuesday 22nd November 2018, at 7.45 p.m.

Minchinhampton Market House

As we are in the Market House for this meeting, the doors will be open at 7.15 for tea and coffee; the formal part of the evening will commence at 7.45 p.m.




The Great War story of the Stroud Valleys – including Minchinhampton, Brimscombe, Rodborough, Stonehouse, Chalford and the surrounding villages, as well as Stroud itself – is told in contemporary documents, reminiscences recorded over time, and modern research, all vividly illustrated by postcards, photographs and other World War I ephemera. A section explores the Great War from the Minchinhampton Perspective, not just the names on the war memorials but the experiences of those in the town at the time.  A further chapter looks at the development and final abandonment of the Australian Air Force Minchinhampton Aerodrome in the years 1918 – 1919.  The cover depicts the Victory Parade, in July 1919, in Minchinhampton High Street.

The book can be purchased from bookshops in the area or from the A.G.M. in November, price £12.99.

minch'ampton aerial view 1712 (2)