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Society Events 2015

Enquiries: call Marie on 01594 843107 


F. W. Harvey Society Events Calendar 2016







Thursday 14th April

7.30 pm

“FW Harvey: Prisoner and Poet” by Roger Deeks (for Maisemore Local History Society)

Maisemore Village Hall

Church Rd, Maisemore, Gloucester GL2 8JE


Friday 22nd April

7.45 pm

A talk on Will Harvey’s brother Eric.  Society Chairman Steve Cooper will give a short presentation on Eric Harvey; this was well received last autumn by the FoD branch of the Gloucestershire Family History Society.  Steve has added more pictures and information, never before heard.  We will later introduce a number of Harvey's unpublished poems, asking for your opinion on each of them.

This will be preceded by the F. W. Harvey Society AGM, 6.45 p.m. – All welcome

Minsterworth Village Hall, GL2 8JH  

A48 near Gloucester


Monday 16th May


Evening walk at Minsterworth visiting places that inspired Harvey, with Steve Cooper (for Maisemore Local History Society). 

Start at St Peter's Church car park


Thursday 23rd June

7.00 pm

'A Walk around Parkend' - an easy walk around the village of Parkend looking at some of the locations that would have been known to Will Harvey. Two miles - but can be shortened to 1 1/2 miles if desired

Start on the grass at the crossroads opposite Parkend station


Sunday 10th July

2.00pm (t.b.c.)

Walk at Pillowell organised by Steve and Geoff; this will include local history and FWH references.  Lifts will be available for uphill return trip! (for Forest of Dean Local History Society)

Start at village hall


Saturday 8th October  

5.30 - 6.00 pm

Eric Freeman’s At Home - 2015

Society member Eric Freeman, a gentleman Farmer who has received national wards for the preservation of rare breeds is once again extending a warm welcome to Society Members to his ‘At home’ at Byford farm. This event is attended by all those who love the farming traditions of Gloucestershire and features Morris dancing, cider tasting and music.  Eric hopes to include a performance of FW Harvey songs.  


Byfords Farm, Newent Lane, Huntley, Gloucester GL19 3HH

No charge. Guests are invited to bring an apple pie, raffle prizes or similar.

Early September


7.30 pm

A Social Evening at the Railway Inn – Once again landlord and FW Harvey enthusiast Dave Price will provide hospitality and atmosphere at his award winning pub. An informal and relaxed evening with talk and poetry.


The Railway Inn, Station Road, Newnham-on-Severn, GL14 1DA

An informal evening for Society members and their family and friends

Friday 23rd September

7.30 pm

The Melville Watts Memorial LectureFeaturing an excellent film compiled by Minsterworth members Terry Moore-Scott and Anthony Lynch.  Brilliant pictures and good sound quality!  This will be an evening to relax, with time to socialise later.

Minsterworth Village Hall, GL2 8JH


A48 near Gloucester

£4.00 at the door, or to book in advance please contact Marie Fraser Griffiths 01594 843107

or email: marie.fraser@fwharveysociety.co.uk