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Thursday 30th

7.30 pm

F.W. Harvey Soldier, Solicitor and Broadcaster – The Fourth Melville Watts Memorial Lecture

F.W. Harvey, is well remembered as a poet but his career as a soldier, solicitor and broadcaster are less well known. On the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War the talk will give an overview of his very unique wartime experiences. Returning from the war he resumed his legal career. F.W. Harvey is often portrayed as the ‘reluctant’ lawyer but in those parts he enjoyed: The defence of the poor and court room oratory he excelled. Contemporary descriptions of court cases led one associate to remark that had he lived in London the power of his speech and argument would have led him to the bar. The multi-faceted Harvey used his fame and oratory to embark on a new career as a broadcaster with the BBC where he pioneered drama about everyday farming folk and extolled the beauty of Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean. Teresa Davies, Steve Cooper and Roger Deeks will each give a brief insight into these little appreciated facets of ’The Poet’.  

The Annexe Venue

47-49 Newerne Street

Lydney GL15 5RA  



F W Harvey Society Members £3

Non members £5

Payable at the door.


Events of interest to members


Date Time Event Venue Price Notes/Tickets
Friday 24th October 7.30 pm Lest We Forget - The Tan House Singers - a concert featuring Parry's 'Songs of Farewell', songs by Ivor gurney, poetry of Rupert Brooke, Will Harvey, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.


St Catharine's Church, London Road, Gloucester GL2 0RR £10 Ticket price includes refreshments.  Telephone 01594 516065

Monday 10th November





F.W. Harvey: Poems and Comrades by Roger Deeks

Nailsworth Local History Group  programme


Mortimer Room adjacent to the public library in Nailsworth.

Nailsworth Local History Group members £1.  Non members £3.

For more details see their website


Saturday 15th November


7.30 pm

“Voices from the Trenches” – readings and songs written by men at the Western Front for The Fifth Glo’ster Gazette. 

Organised by Anne Crow


St Peter’s Church, Winchcombe


Purchase tickets at the Cotswold Eye Care Centre Winchcombe, or telephone 01242 602571


Sunday 16th November

2.30 pm

“Voices from the Trenches” – readings and songs written by men at the Western Front for The Fifth Glo’ster Gazette.

Organised by Anne Crow


Methodist Church, Winchcombe