Stonehouse History Group

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- promoting  interest in the History of Stonehouse & the locality.

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Stonehouse History Group Journal

Stonehouse History Group Journals Issue 4 & 5 can be purchased from The Town Hall in the High Street or The Curiosity Shop in Queens Road.




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Guide

Location:

On the edge of the Cotswolds

9 miles south of Gloucester

3 miles west of Stroud


51°.44’.33” N

02°.17’.02” W

Height 41 Metres/135 Feet


Postcode GL10 in Google maps.

Click to view Issue 1 May 2012 Click to view Isse 2 December 2012 journal

Stonehouse History Group Journal’s - Issue 1, 2 & 3

Can now be viewed online here.

1            2             3

Click to view Isse 3  May 2013 Journal

Arthur French 1920-2016






His memories of Stonehouse

Click for his memories Stonehouse History Walk

Stonehouse History Group Walk

ISSUE 4, FINAL 6May2014 for website 2016.pdf


Welcome to our History Journal 2016 Issue 6

Which is now available to purchase.


This year several of our articles feature the memories of people who have lived in Stonehouse, either for many years or just for a short spell. Their time in our town has influenced their lives and we are glad to record their experiences. Both Audrey Broomhall and Roy Edwards have recently re-visited the scenes of their youth with great enjoyment.


As always we would be glad to hear from you if you have information to add to the topics covered in this Journal.

Torre Monumental

100 years old.

On September 18, 1909 there was an offer by the British residents of Buenos Aires to erect a monumental column to commemorate the centenary of the Argentinean May Revolution. It was designed by English architect Sir Ambrose Macdonald Poynter (1867–1923),


The clock tower was finished in 1916 by Hopkins & Gardom, with materials shipped from England such as the white Portland stone and the 55,000 bricks from Stonehouse Brick and Tile Co Ltd Gloucestershire.


The technical personnel responsible for the construction also came from England. The inauguration of the building took place on May 24, 1916 and was attended by the President of Argentina Victorino de la Plaza and British dignitaries led by the minister plenipotentiary Reginald Tower.


The tower reaches a height of 75.5 m (247 ft 8 12 in) and has eight floors. There are clocks at the 35 m (114 ft 10 in) level, and the bells were designed in imitation of the ones at Westminster Abbey.


Stonehouse History Group

Programme and Events


We meet at the Town Hall in the High Street Stonehouse

Every 2nd Weds in the month

All welcome

If you wish to join our group just come along to any meeting.


2016

Weds Oct 12th 7 30pm

Pete Strong

Sudbrook & the Severn Tunnel


Weds Nov 9th 7 30pm

Barry Harrison

The man who took Stroud’s

Temperatures.


Weds Dec 14th  7-30pm

Roy Edwards

Memories of School Days 1953-56.


2017

Weds Jan 11th  7-30 pm

Stonehouse in WW2

Jim Dickson & Vicki Walker


Weds Feb 8th  7-30 pm

Howard Beard

Victorian Stroud & surrounding area in old photographs.


Weds Mar 8th  7-30 pm

Philip Wilkinson

Great British Brands


Weds April 12th  7-30 pm

Mary Greensted

Nature Gardens & the Cotswold Arts & Crafts Movement.


Weds May 10th  7-30 pm

AGM

Members Show & Tell


Weds Dec 13th  7-30 pm

Cherry Hubbard

Tudor Christmas


Our History Journal 2014 Issue 4

Is now available online below.








SHG Journal Issue 4

Our SHG 2017 Calendar is now on sale at the Curiosity shop or the Co-Op,

£4-00

Stonehouse History Group now have a Logo, specially designed for us. We are sure you will recognise the silhouette of Nutshell House and Nutshell bridge which we thought would make a good graphical representation of our town.

The clock tower is celebrating its centenary this year, so Stonehouse History Group thought this would be a good opportunity to help commemorate this by sending a brass commemorative plaque to erect at the base of the tower stating - from the people of Stonehouse to the people of Buenos Aeries.

We have had a collection from our members and through their generosity now have enough money to make and post a plaque to them in Argentina. We will keep you up to date with the final conclusions.

Stonehouse from the top of Wycliffe Chapel Spire.