GLHA History Day Displays 2013 to present: Stonehouse History Group

Stonehouse History Group 

The theme of the Gloucestershire Local History Association Local History Day in 2018 was   

Between the Wars: Life in Gloucestershire 1919 – 1939.

Stonehouse History Group displayed the following:-

Stonehouse - moving forward 1919 – 1939
Location (canal, railway)
Transport (R W Baker, Gardiner’s Garage)
Communications (Post Office)
Industry (Paper & Bag Mills, Vowles Brushworks, Severn Valley Fruit Co, Brick & Tile Co. Ltd)
Community Life (Church Hall, Subscription Rooms, Cinema, Celebrations, Pubs, Police Station)
High Street (shops)

The theme in 2017 was Gardens for Food, Fun and Flowers  and the group displayed:-

Bridgend Nursery
Horticultural Shows
Stonehouse in Bloom
Trees on Stonehouse High Street
Vineyards Poster
Willow Plantation near Beard's Mill

The theme in 2015 was Immigration and Emigration and the group displayed:-

Stonehouse: 1600-1800 Who moved?
Stonehouse: Why did people move?
Stonehouse: Moving on
War Workers arrive 1939-1940
Accommodating War Workers 1940s
New Maisonettes 1940s
Bridgend Hostel 1940s
Displaced Persons 1945-1955
Refugees From Egypt 1956-1959

The theme in 2014 was The Effects of World War 1 on Gloucestershire Communities  and the group displayed:-

Stonehouse in World War One
The Baker family
Captain B D Parkin: man of distinction
Mary King & Standish V.A.D. Hospital
Staff at Standish V.A.D. Hospital
Standish Hospital in pictures
Stonehouse women made their mark
Wycliffe College and the War
The aftermath
Stonehouse remembers

The theme in 2013 was Special Houses and the group displayed:-

Map showing the location of the houses featured in the display
Wycliffe Houses: Haywardsend House
Wycliffe Houses: Haywardsfield Hall (School House)
Wycliffe Houses: Ivy Grove
Standish House: The King Family 1884 – 1898
Standish VAD Hospital: 1914 -1922
Standish Sanatorium: 1922 -1947
Nutshell House
Orchard House
The Old Thatched Cottage
Stonehouse Court Fire 1908