The Gloucester Civic Trust Tour Guides Committee wishes
to invite you to a series of talks

April May & June at St John’s Church Northgate Street Gloucester GL1 2AN

Start Time 7.30 retiring collection

Wednesday April 3rd Ivor Gurney with Tony Condor

The Lock Keeper, the Night Walker and the Distributionist – Ivor Gurney and Will Harvey’s Gloucester friendship.

Wednesday May 1st Royal Gloucester with Chris Moore

For over 1000 years Gloucester’s history has been shaped in no small part by the interest, patronage and occasional displeasure of the reigning monarch. Down the centuries, kings and queens of England have come to Gloucester to hold parliament, equip armies, grant charters, go hunting, be crowned, and be buried. This talk will look at some of buildings and places in Gloucester at the heart of this extraordinary history and reveal some of the fascinating royal stories connected with them.

Wednesday June 5th Dr Walter Robert Hadwen with Paul Drinkwater

Dr Hadwen was a remarkable man with strong convictions.
He was invited to Gloucester at the time of the great smallpox epidemic of 1896 to set up a medical practice. He involved himself in many community issues as a local councillor and JP.
He was an anti- vaccinationist, an anti-vivisectionist and a vegetarian. Popular with his patients he was viewed with some suspicion by the medical profession which led to his trial and acquittal for the manslaughter of a child under his care. His legacy includes the Evangelical Church in Southgate Street and the Hadwen Medical Centre in Abbeymead.