New Hampshire to old territory in the Forest of Dean

A family from New Hampshire, U.S.A. were shown locations that their ancestors once knew by 2 of our guides.

A family member had left Lydney in 1900 for a new life in Ohio. He took with him skills acquired at the Tinplate Works at Lydney. The rest of the family in the U.S. worked in the steel industry from 1898 to 1975

After visiting the graves of their ancestors in Lydney churchyard and a visit to St Mary’s church, the group toured the Forest in a Minibus supplied by Fastcabs.

A visit to the Speech House was a welcome return after a previous family visit in 1964.

A photo of a four poster bed at the Speech House Hotel
A four poster bed at the Speech House Hotel