Speaker: Peter Petrie
Peter is a guide at Gloucester Cathedral therefore all cathedrals are of interest to him. The talk focuses on why there was a huge surge of building cathedrals and other churches between 1080 and about 1450 and then the surge died almost completely. Peter deals with some of the questions he gets asked as a guide, not just about Gloucester, but cathedrals in general.
Speaker: Chris Basset
Details to be confirmed.
Speaker: John Dixon
An opportunity to see remnants of a failed industrial revolution as well as its historic buildings and fascinating alleys.
John is President of the Tewkesbury Historical Society.
Speaker: Dr Alan Wadsworth
Alan will start by explaining his involvement with farmsteads projects and then examine the different types of farm buildings and look at how they are organised and why. The methodology used to record and research farm buildings will then be outlined along with the progress made to date with the Worcestershire Farmsteads Project.
Alan is leader of a voluntary project recording and researching historic farm buildings in Worcestershire, setting them where possible within their economic and landscape background, after leading a similar project in Wiltshire. He recently completed a book about a Wiltshire farmer and is now researching late enclosure in Worcestershire.