Monday 23rd May at 7.30 p.m. in the W I Hall
Place names in Northern Gloucestershire by David Aldred
The next Prestbury Local History Society meeting will be on Monday 25th April at 7.30 in the WI Hall
“PEOPLE FROM PRESTBURY’S PAST” By Michael Cole
Nicholas Herbert is the speaker on Monday 28th March at 7.30 p.m. in the W I Hall
The subject is “Inns and Traffic in the Coaching Age”
Open to visitors at a cost of £2.00
MONDAY 24TH JANUARY 2022 AT 7.30 p.m. AT W I HALL
THE SCOUTS AND PRESTBURY -A PRESENTATION BY DAVID LYLE
Prestbury Local History Society welcomes you back.
We are delighted that a significant number of our members are keen to return to our presentations at the WI hall, so your committee has arranged the following:
September 27th “Travelling Through time” a Prestbury video.
We have used this interesting video before in 2015, but it is well worth a return viewing. It tells us about people and activities in our village throughout the ages using local voices.
October 25th “A day at the races” an entertaining talk by Peter McNeil.
November 22 “Charity Begins at Home”, how the Prestbury United Charities began by Tony Noel.
Your committee is actively booking our speakers for the new season, some of whom were not available this Winter, but will return in 2022.
A selection of PLHS books are still available from the Prestbury village stores and of course at our presentation evenings.
NEW BOOK FOR SALE
PRESTBURY PAST & PRESENT VOLUME 3 by NORMAN J BAKER
The book is in 3 parts .The first is a study of life in the middle part of the 18th century
The second deals with tithing in the parish
The third addresses watercourses running through and round Prestbury
The cost of the book is £12 and it is available at Budgen’s High St store or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Southam and Prestbury by Michael Cole with Hilary McDaniel Douglas
The book describes the common heritage of Southam and Prestbury through five centuries. The Baghott and Delabere families were the principal landowners who had an astonishing decline. Lord Ellenborough, also was resident for forty years and the strange disappearance of Prestbury’s ancient manor are also included.
Cost of book is £12.00 and is available at Budgen High St stores in Prestbury or by contacting prestburylocalhistory@gmail or email@example.com
Due to the governments Covid 19 restrictions we are unable to commence our programme for 2021. We hope to resume meetings in the Spring on the fourth Monday of the month at 7.30 p.m. at the WI Hall
Due to restrictions during Covid 19 pandemic the programme may be altered .
DATE SPEAKER TTITLE
Jan 25th Norman Baker Prestbury in the 18th Century
Feb 22nd Michael Coles T B A
Mar 22nd Rebecca Silence Trams come to Prestbury
Apr 26th Nicholas Herbert Inns and traffic in the coaching age
May 24th Peter McNeil A day at the races
June 28th David Lyle The scouts and Prestbury
Sept 27th Tony Noel The Canons
Oct 25th David Jones Prestbury High St in living memory
Nov 27th Michelle Rees Prestbury Paths
We are pleased to offer a new local history booklet, which has been researched and written by our chairman Tony Noel, telling the story of the Prestbury Post. Members of the the Sumption family have run the village postal service for more than 140 years, a significant service to the local community and a noteworthy part in our local history. Many in the village will be aware that Prestbury Post Office has recently closed its doors and its future remains uncertain.
Copies are available from Prestbury Library or can be purchased at our talks and meetings. Cost £3.00.