Railway Past, Present and Future – Talk by Alan Bielby

 

On Monday 24th April 2017, Alan Bielby, Chairman of the Board of Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, will give a talk entitled Railway Past, Present and Future in the Parlour at Lifford Memorial Hall, Lower Green, Broadway, starting at 7pm.

Alan will talk about the steam railway service that will link Broadway to Toddington in 2018 and the rebuilding of Broadway Station. For more information about the progress at Broadway Station visit www.broadwaystationgroup.blogspot.co.uk.

All welcome. Non-members £3.

William Morris in the Cotswolds – Lecture by Juliet Heslewood

Juliet Heslewood

Juliet Heslewood

On Tuesday 21st March 2017, at 7pm in the Lifford Hall, Lower Green, Broadway WR12 7BU, Juliet Heslewood will give an illustrated lecture entitled William Morris in the Cotswolds.

William Morris (1834-1896) was an English textile designer, poet, novelist and social activist associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement who will always be associated with fabulous designs created for Morris & Co. In 1871 Morris moved his family to Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire, in the Cotswolds where the beautiful gardens with barns, dovecote, meadow and streams provided a constant source of inspiration for Morris until his death in 1896.

Juliet Heslewood is an author and art historian. For thirty years she lived in France where she devised and led study tours on art and architecture. Now living in England, Juliet works with ACE Cultural Tours (for tours in France), the Ashmolean Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, NADFAS, as well as locally in Oxfordshire where she continues her writing and lecturing career. In this new lecture, Juliet explores William Morris’s associations with the Cotswolds.

Tickets £7, are free to Members of Broadway History Society and Benefactors and Friends of Broadway Arts Festival and under 16s. To book visit http://broadwayartsfestival.com/event/juliet-heslewood-illustrated-lecture-william-morris-in-the-cotswolds/

Doors and bar open at 6pm. Please note that there is limited parking at the Lifford Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Groove – Talk by Dr Caroline Palmer

sketches_thumbOn Thursday 23rd March 2017, Dr Caroline Palmer, Curator of the Gertrude Hermes Exhibition at Broadway Museum and Art Gallery, will give a talk entitled In the Groove starting at 6.30pm in the Museum, Tudor House, High Street, Broadway.

Caroline Palmer worked as an editor for the art publishers Thames & Hudson before completing her PhD in Art History on the subject of women as connoisseurs and writers on art 1780–1860. A former associate lecturer in the History of Art at Oxford Brookes University, she now supervises the Western Art Print Room of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. She recently contributed to the Ashmolean’s Great British Drawings catalogue (2015), and co-edited with Carly Collier Discovering Ancient and Modern Primitives: the Travel Journals of Maria Callcott, 1827–28 for the Walpole Society (2016). Caroline has lectured on a variety of subjects for the Ashmolean (Print Room talks), at Chawton House, at the National Gallery and Tate Britain, and she has a particular interest in the work of women artists in the Ashmolean’s collection.

Tickets £10, including a refreshment, available to book in advance book by emailing: housemanager@ashmoleanbroadway.org. 10% discount on all talks and events for Friends of the Museum. For further information about Broadway Museum and Art Gallery visit http://www.ashmoleanbroadway.org/. The Gertrude Hermes Exhibition runs until 1st May 2017.

Broadway Museum and Art Gallery – Gertrude Hermes Exhibition

Broadway Museum and Art Gallery, Tudor House, 65 High Street, Broadway WR12 7DS opens today, 10th February 2017 at 10am. The new look Museum will feature a few local Broadway panels and an exhibition, curated by Caroline Palmer, on the stunning works of wood engraver Gertrude Hermes OBE. In the Groove: Gertrude Hermes and the Natural World will run until 1st May 2017.

The Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am to 5pm. For more information visit http://www.ashmoleanbroadway.org or tel. 01386 859047.

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Henry Sandon Talk and Valuation Evening, 20th February 2017

Broadway History Society

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On Monday 20th February 2017, ceramics and antiques expert Henry Sandon MBE will give a talk on ‘Worcester China’ starting at 7pm in the Torrington Room at the Lygon Arms Hotel, High Street, Broadway. After his talk, Henry will gladly value any porcelain or china brought along.

This event is free to Members of the Broadway History Society, non-members welcome £3 on the door.

For more information about this event or membership of Broadway History Society please telephone Mary Smith, 01386 853278.

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Starting Family History Workshops at The Hive, Worcester

Do you want to start tracing your family tree and don’t know where to start? Worcester Archive and Archaeology Service are hosting a two part workshop at The Hive (Worcester Library), to give help and advice about how to start tracing your ancestors.

The workshops will run on Wednesday 8th and 15th February from 2-4.30pm and cost £15. Booking required see https://e-services.worcestershire.gov.uk/LibraryEvents/EventDetails.aspx?id=303.

2017 Annual General Meeting

broadway-history-societyThe Society’s 2017 Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 15th May 2017 starting at 7pm in Broadway Methodist Church Hall.

After the AGM, Committee Member Geoff Sanders, who has studied the 1881 and 1901 censuses of Broadway, will give a talk on Snapshots of Victorian Broadway (The People of the Census Returns).

All welcome. Non-members £3.