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Stonehouse History Group Journals
Issue 1 2 3 & 4
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On the edge of the Cotswolds
9 miles south of Gloucester
3 miles west of Stroud
Height 41 Metres/135 Feet
Postcode GL10 in Google maps.
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 1⁄2 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
If you wish to join our group just come along to any meeting.
Weds Dec 14th 7-30pm
Memories of School Days 1953-56.
Weds Jan 11th 7-30 pm
Stonehouse in WW2
Jim Dickson & Vicki Walker
Weds Feb 8th 7-30 pm
Victorian Stroud & surrounding area in old photographs.
Weds Mar 8th 7-30 pm
Great British Brands
Weds April 12th 7-30 pm
Nature Gardens & the Cotswold Arts & Crafts Movement.
Weds May 10th 7-30 pm
Members Show & Tell
Weds June 14th 7-30 pm
Vale of Berkeley Railway
Weds July 12th 7-30 pm
Gloucester Film Club
Weds Oct 11th 7-30 pm
Part Two: 1970’s & 1980’s
Weds Dec 13th 7-30 pm
Our SHG 2017 Calendar is on sale at the Curiosity shop and the Co-Op,
Stonehouse History Group now have a Logo, specially designed for us.
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.
Through our members generosity we have now had the plaque made and posted it off to Argentina. We will keep you up to date with the final conclusions.
Our History Journals Issue 5 & 6
Can be purchased from The Town Hall in the High Street or The Curiosity Shop in Queens Road.
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.
Stonehouse History Group Home Page
The Ship Inn 1991
from local people remembering Stonehouse long ago
Sarah Reay informs us that - The book The Half-Shilling Curate, A personal account of war & faith 1914-1918 is now published and can be purchased via her web site for a discount of 20% for SHG members.
The Rev. Cowl was the school chaplain at Wycliffe during those years.