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7th February   Fiona Morrison - L’Appel: Charles de Gaulle and the crisis of 1940
6th March  Chairman’s Lecture:    Ernst Zillekens - Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany
3rd April    AGM and members’ items of interest. (Members are invited to bring along and talk about an object or an item to entertain, intrigue and inform us).
8th May 2024    Jonquil Dodd - The most divisive President? Abraham Lincoln and the Presidential Election of 1860
Please note, the new date for our May lecture, which had to be rescheduled as the Linton Village Hall is being used as an election venue for the new Police and Crime Commissioner
Meet the Makers’ Leap Year Sale, Saturday March 16th 10am-5pm at Wobage Makers Gallery, Upton Bishop. HR9 7QP. Tea, coffee and cake, and a warm welcome for everyone!

This month in the Chimes Online the Ashbourne family saga continues with Edward in East Prussia visiting Alexandra. It is the depth of winter, the two months that turned traitor and killed the Czar. Was Christmas a joyful occasion? Do Edward and Alexandra survive a journey through wolf infested country?  All will be revealed in the Chimes Online at and select Info, Extras & Blogs, then select Historical Blog

Newent Choral Society – our next concert!

Following our successful concert of Durufle’s Requiem in St. Mary’s Church, Newent at the end of November, Newent Choral Society are now looking forward to something completely different. 
“A Night at the Opera”  features favourite opera choruses, including ‘Chorus of the Hebrew Slave’, the ‘Triumphal scene from Aida’, the ‘Anvil Chorus’ and many others. We will have soprano, tenor and bass soloists, with the last two performing the wonderful duet ‘the Pearl Fishers’. Held at Newent Community School on 23rd March, 7.30pm it promises to be an exciting and lively evening.
Last year we were joined by Huntley School, who stole the show in ‘Ahoy’
This year we will be joined by children from Picklenash School, Newent and we look forward to giving them this exciting opportunity.
We will be accompanied by Christopher Guild, and directed by Julian Whittaker, who is leading us into a new, exciting future.
There will be a bar and our famous raffle. To find out more go to our website or email us at
Tickets available from Angela Jones
Detail on PDF copy on home page

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