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Charlton Kings Local and Family History Society

The Society exists to encourage and support research into the history of the village and people of Charlton Kings. Talks by local historians are held monthly between March and November with a break in July for the Summer.

Membership of the Society is £10.00 per year (April to April) and the monthly talks are included in the price of the membership. Non members pay £2.00 to come to the monthly talks.

We are grateful for our members because their membership fees enable us to pay for the hire of the hall and the expenses of the visiting historians.

Find us on Facebook

We have an active and friendly Facebook page where people ask questions, post photographs and generally get involved in discussions around local history. You can click on the Facebook logo to link directly to our group or click the link here.

We love to welcome new people and you don't have to pay the membership fee to be part of the online community.

Monthly Newsletters

Newsletters are emailed out monthly and members of the group are invited to share memories or articles of interest which can then be included by the editors.

List of Monthly Talks for 2022

Tuesday 29th March, 8.00 - 9.00pm - We look forward to welcoming local historian Neela Mann who will be talking about Admirals, Aristocrats and an Architect. This talk will be held in the Stanton Hall on Church Piece. Talks are free to members and £2.00 for non members.

Tuesday 26th April, 7.30 - 9.00pm - We look forward to welcoming you to our AGM followed by a talk by Dr Tim Brain, ex Chief Constable of Gloucestershire who will be talking about the history of Gloucestershire Police. Talks are free to members and £2.00 for non members.

Tuesday 24th May, 7.30 - 8.30pm - We look forward to welcoming David Elder who will be talking about Dr Edward Thomas Wilson who was the father of Edward Adrian Wilson, the polar explorer. Talks are free to members and £2.00 for non members.

Tuesday 21st June, 7.30 - 8.30pm - We look forward to welcoming (insert name) who will be talking about the work of the suffragettes in Cheltenham. Talks are free to members and £2.00 for non members.

Tuesday 23rd August, 7.30 - 8.30pm - We look forward to welcoming James Rendall who will be talking about HH Martyn & Son, a local company which operated in Cheltenham for around 100 years. Talks are free to members and £2.00 for non members.

Tuesday 27th September, 7.30pm - 8.30pm - We look forward to welcoming John Reid who will be talking about British Comics. Talks are free to members and £2.00 for non members.

Tuesday 25th October, 7.30pm - 8.30pm - We look forward to welcoming Anne Staithe who will be talking about Henry Ponting. Talks are free to members and £2.00 for non members.

Committee Members

The Charlton Kings Local and Family History Society is run by volunteers who coordinate the monthly talks, newsletter, membership and social media presence of the the Society.

The Committee meets 4 times a year but meetings are not open to the general public.

Chair and Programme Secretary: Sheila Tomkins

Deputy Chair and Newsletter Editor: Geoff Bridgman

Membership Secretary and Newsletter Editor: Mags Hulbert

Treasurer: Gail Jolley

Secretary: Margaret Walters

Upcoming Vacancies:

Our Treasurer is planning to step down in November 2022 after over ten years of volunteering for the Society. Gail no longer lives in Charlton Kings and feels that it is time to pass over the role to someone new. If you are interested in joining the committee please come along to one of our monthly talks to meet the team and have a chat about what is involved.

Photography

We are grateful to local photographer David Hanks who posts beautiful photographs of Charlton Kings on our Facebook page and also allows us to use the photographs on our web page.

Charlton Kings Local and Family History Society Website

We are grateful to our webmaster for their work on our website over many years.

If you would like to purchase historic publications you can access our website here.

Last updated: Thu, 08 Sep 2022 15:55