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AUTUMN MEETINGS 2021

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.

Tony Noel

Chairman PLHS

MEETINGS FOR AUTUMN 2021

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.

Tony Noel

Chairman PLHS

MEETINGS FOR AUTUMN 21

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.

Tony Noel

Chairman PLHS

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 prestburyhistory@gmail.com

NEW BOOK ON SALE

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 porter370@btinternet.com

2021 Programme of meetings

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

PROGRAMME FOR 2021

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

New Publication! – The Prestbury Post

Screen Shot 2019-07-07 at 11.41.39We 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.

April Meeting – change of venue

Please be aware there is a change of venue for our April meeting. The presentation has been moved to the Village Hall in Bouncers Lane due to essential maintenance at the W.I. Hall.

Please join us for a talk by local history author and researcher Norman Baker at 7:30pm on Monday 23rd April.

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February 26th Meeting

Michael Cole will be presenting at the next meeting of the Prestbury Local History Society in the W.I. Hall.  It will take place on Monday 26th February at 7.30 pm.
The topic is ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’.
Michael has kindly provided an introduction to his talk:
In the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign two people owned a large proportion of Prestbury, and their ownership has had a lasting effect on the look of the village. In this presentation we examine how  Susanna Capel and John Edwards, neither of whom was born in Prestbury, came to inherit their estates. Strangely, the trail leads us to four weddings and a funeral in the distant village of King’s Stanley near Stroud. 
 
A fascinating topic from an experienced local history researcher which will provide a valuable insight to two local families.
Our AGM will take place at our March meeting.  If you would like to nominate a member to join the committee or would like to enquire about the role, then please contact the society via email on prestburyhistory@gmail.com