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Gravestone Recording

The remaining gravestones in St.Mary’s Churchyard were surveyed by Frances Penney + Dood Pearce from 1982-1987. These records have now been digitised, and the gravestones re-photographed to create digital copies which can be sent anywhere in the world on request. … Continue reading

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November Meeting

The society had a very entertaining performance by Philip Collins (Mr Collywobbles) entitled ‘The History of Punch and Judy’. He told us its origins and history with much participation from members, and then erected his theatre.  Dood had been ‘volunteered’ … Continue reading

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Newent War Memorial

The public meeting on October 27th at, appropriately, the Memorial Hall, about the proposed alterations to the War Memorial attracted approx 40 people. Dood Pearce gave a short presentation about the history of the memorial and outlined the mistakes and … Continue reading

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January Meeting

There is NO December talk. The January meeting will be a social evening on Thursday 12th with ‘Call my Bluff’  descriptions of antique items to be given by four panelists. There will be a wine and cheese buffet. 7 for … Continue reading

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August Visit

The Society visited Blaenavon steelworks and Caerleon Roman Fortress – see visits page          

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