Talks Programme


The Civic Trust talks programme provides interesting insights into local history.

These talks are free and are open to all but there is a retiring collection.

The talks are held at the Gala Club, Fairmile Gardens, Tewkesbury Road, Gloucester GL2 9EB at 7.30 pm.


Wednesday September 8th. 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Talk by Tony Conder: Gloucester comes to the light

This talk is part of the History Festival. The talk is free. To book your tickets, please click HERE

Please Note: Space is limited and preference will be given to ticket holders.


Wednesday October 20th. 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Talk by Bob Tucker: Gloucester’s Masons/Carvers Extraordinaire

Talk by Bob Tucker on Samuel and Stephen Baldwin – Master Masons from Gloucester. Samuel Baldwin is known to many because he was surveyor during the Siege of Gloucester, but what is less know perhaps is that he was possibly the finest mason/carver of his generation. His son Stephen produced some interesting statues, including that of Charles II.


Wednesday November 17th. 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Talk by Toby Thacker: Smallpox in Gloucester in 1896 – its causes and consequences.

This smallpox epidemic was the most virulent and deadly in 19th century Britain and it happened after 50 years of public health legislation and was entirely preventable. The ramification of this epidemic led to significant changes in Gloucester.