Category: Talks we have delivered on local subjects

  • Iron and Coal

    Iron and Coal

    Members of The Narth Gardening Club experienced something very different from flowers and shrubs when they invited a speaker from the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tour guides to deliver a talk on Iron and Coal in the Forest of Dean. The enormous, wide-ranging topic was whittled down to cover some history, some VIP’s,…

  • Talk for Minchinhampton Gardening Club

    We ventured across the river Severn to give a talk to the members of Minchinhampton Gardening Club. In fact, the River Severn was part of the topic! The talk is called “A Tale of Two Rivers: the Savage Severn and the Wistful Wye“. The Forest of Dean is hugged on both sides by the two great…

  • Ghostly tales in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley!

    Members of Sutton St. Nicholas Women’s Institute in Herefordshire were enthralled by a talk on “The Mysterious Forest — Spooky tales from the Dean & Wye“. The speaker chose from a treasure trove of ghostly tales. There are at least two extremely haunted buildings — Littledean or Dean Hall, and St. Briavel’s Castle — which…