Dood and Pauline Pearce with copies of ‘We Will Remember Them’, the result of the hard work of several members over 2 years.
The society had a very interesting display this year about education in Newent over the last two to three centuries. Dood had put together a big selection of copied documents and photographs which told the story of the enormous changes that have taken place. There were amusing daily log books from the 19th century recording for instance that one boy had decided to miss school and boat to Hereford on the canal ! He attended the next day without mishap.
Over 50 members ( a full room ! ) had a very enjoyable evening with good food, wine and most importantly excellent entertainment from Dick Brice, pictured here with the chairman Dood who had to gently bring the evening to a close or Dick would have continued for longer.
In August 42 members had a very enjoyable day out visiting the Abbey and its photography museum dedicated to William Fox-Talbot. There was time to explore the village, much of which dates from the 13th century. This included the church, cottages, shops and several places for refreshment. Thank you Lionel for organising two excellent visits this year