Next Talk Monday 16th March: Broadway’s Schools

The next meeting and talk hosted by Broadway History Society will take place on Monday 16th March 2020. Starting at 7pm in the Lifford Memorial Hall, Councillor Elizabeth Eyre will be giving an illustrated talk entitled Broadway’s Schools.

Elizabeth’s talk will cover the day to day running of the schools in Broadway including Broadway National School from its opening to its relocation on Lime Tree Avenue. Although there have been private schools in the village, Broadway’s village school, at The Old Schools, was the main centre of education from the mid 19th century1 until it closed on 22nd December 1914 and then new Broadway Council School2 on Lime Tree Avenue was opened on 12th January 1915.

All welcome. Non-members £3 on the door. Refreshments will be served before the talk.

 

Debbie Williamson
Broadway History Society

1. In 1855, when Sarah Ann Hedgecock was school mistress, there were 15 boy and 25 girl pupils enrolled at Broadway National School. From 1880, Horatio Kilwood was School Master with Miss Edith, Prince Mistress of the Infants and from 1883, William ‘Billy’ Timms who moved to Broadway Council School in 1915 with Miss Clements, Mistress of the Infants.
2. The building of the new Broadway Council School by Epsleys & Co, started on 16th March 1914. When the new school opened, on 12th January 1915, it could accommodate 170 pupils. The staff were: William Timms (Head), and teachers Miss Edith Timms, Miss Edith Neal and Miss Maud Colllins.

Next Talk Monday 17th February: A Builder In Broadway, Charles Edmund Steward

Charles E. Steward (1874-1954)

The next meeting and talk hosted by Broadway History Society will take place on Monday 17th February 2020. Starting at 7pm in the Lifford Memorial Hall, Committee Members Mary and Nigel Smith will be giving an illustrated talk entitled A Builder in Broadway, Charles Edmund Steward.

Charles Steward (1874-1954) was a Broadway Parish Councillor, Captain of Broadway Fire Brigade, and builder in the village and surrounding area between 1898 and 1954. Charles was instrumental in building many of the houses in Broadway we know today and Mary and Nigel’s talk will include some of the interesting building projects Charles and his firm, Steward & Co., worked on.

All welcome. Non-members £3 on the door. Refreshments will be served before the talk.

 

Debbie Williamson
Broadway History Society

Next Meeting: Monday 19th November ‘The Allahakbarries: J.M. Barrie’s Coarse Cricket Matches’

The Allahakbarries, Broadway, CotswoldsOur next meeting and talk will take place on Monday 19th November in the main hall of the Lifford Hall starting at 7pm. During the meeting Committee Member, Michael de Navarro. will be giving an illustrated talk on the J.M. Barrie’s celebrity cricket matches held in on the village green in Broadway from 1897 to 1899.
Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting and non-members are welcome (£3 on the door).

William Morris in the Cotswolds – Lecture by Juliet Heslewood

Juliet Heslewood
Juliet Heslewood
On Tuesday 21st March 2017, at 7pm in the Lifford Hall, Lower Green, Broadway WR12 7BU, Juliet Heslewood will give an illustrated lecture entitled William Morris in the Cotswolds.

William Morris (1834-1896) was an English textile designer, poet, novelist and social activist associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement who will always be associated with fabulous designs created for Morris & Co. In 1871 Morris moved his family to Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire, in the Cotswolds where the beautiful gardens with barns, dovecote, meadow and streams provided a constant source of inspiration for Morris until his death in 1896.

Juliet Heslewood is an author and art historian. For thirty years she lived in France where she devised and led study tours on art and architecture. Now living in England, Juliet works with ACE Cultural Tours (for tours in France), the Ashmolean Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, NADFAS, as well as locally in Oxfordshire where she continues her writing and lecturing career. In this new lecture, Juliet explores William Morris’s associations with the Cotswolds.

Tickets £7, are free to Members of Broadway History Society and Benefactors and Friends of Broadway Arts Festival and under 16s. To book visit http://broadwayartsfestival.com/event/juliet-heslewood-illustrated-lecture-william-morris-in-the-cotswolds/

Doors and bar open at 6pm. Please note that there is limited parking at the Lifford Hall.