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Society Events 2015

Enquiries: call Marie on 01594 843107 







Thursday 21st May

7.00 pm

A conducted walk in Whitecroft prepared by Geoff Davis and Steve Cooper.  Meet at Forest of Dean Tyres, Whitecroft GL15 4QF.  Permission has been given to park on the premises, ensuring we leave the doors to the building clear.

This walk will take in the local history of the village, in particular Harvey’s connection with it, including the work he did with the Whitecroft Male Voice Choir.  As usual on our walks, poems will be read relative to the different aspects of the village and its people.


Whitecroft, Gloucestershire GL15 4QF


Donations towards the window will be welcome.


7.30 pm

An event at Minsterworth or Yorkley (the newly opened community centre) – DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED.




Saturday 10th October  

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. This year 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.

10th 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.

 Note: Date to be confirmed

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

Bar available

No charge

An informal evening for Society members and their family and friends

Thursday 29th

7.30 pm

The Melville Watts Memorial Lecture – Stories behind the poems

Research carried out by student Grant Repshire and committee member Steve Cooper has revealed previously unknown insights into the work of F.W. Harvey .  This will give us a brief background of some of his poems.


The Watney Hall, 3 Hill Street, Lydney
GL15 5HW

 (Previously the Royal British Legion Club)

Note – parking is available free after 6.00pm at the Bream Road car park, one minute away!

F W Harvey Society Members £3

Non members £5

Payable at the door.

To book a place in advance please contact Marie Fraser Griffiths 01594 843107

or email: fraser.marie@btinternet.com