Category: Editorial

In Memoriam – Price Philip 1921 -2021

In Memoriam – Price Philip 1921 -2021

It was with great sadness that we heard in April of the death of our Queen’s right-hand man. Prince Philip had been part of our nation’s history for so many years, that it was inevitable that when remembering such a career, local people recall the...
The Chairman’s Passion: Model Railways

The Chairman’s Passion: Model Railways

When I was 5-years-old, I received my first Hornby Dublo train set. It was Christmas Day 1949. I remember my parents sending me to bed early on Christmas Eve. It was full of magic and anticipation for the Big Day. Little did I know that downstairs my parents were busy...
Planning Matters: A poem by John Betjeman

Planning Matters: A poem by John Betjeman

Inexpensive Progress by John Betjeman Encase your legs in nylons, Bestride your hills with pylons O age without a soul; Away with gentle willows And all the elmy billows That through your valleys roll. Let’s say goodbye to hedges And roads with grassy edges And...
From the Chairman: Autumn 2017 update

From the Chairman: Autumn 2017 update

Today is October 25th, just two months from Christmas Day, doesn’t time fly!!  2017 has been another successful year for the Society with a wide range of interesting talks and two visits, one to Wadworth’s Brewery and the second to the Westonbirt Arboretum.  The...
From the Chairman: Autumn 2017 update

From the Chairman – July 2017

June and July have certainly reminded us all how warm Summers can be, but I’m sure they were hotter when I was a boy!! The Society’s Annual General Meeting was well supported and the Wine and Cheese, organised by Joan Maciver, was greatly enjoyed. Thank you Joan, and...