Thursday, 18 October 2018

Talk by Dr Stuart Prior on the University of Bristol's 
Archaeological Project at Berkeley Castle

The Friends were delighted to welcome back Dr Stuart Prior to update us on
the findings and developments in uncovering the extraordinary history of the area around the Castle.
The project is in its fifteenth year and continues to fascinate.

Dr Prior's specialist areas are Medieval Archaeology, Castle Studies and Archaeological Practice
 and, as ever, his insights were enlightening and entertaining.
A brief report will appear in February 2019's edition of The Berkeley Buttress.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

FoBC at Frampton Country Fair
Sunday 9th September 2018

The Fair was a great success again, without the rain that marred last year's event.
Committee members and Friends helped to man the stand and welcomed a steady stream of visitors,
 some of whom had fun with the chain mail helmet, the Tudor headdress 
and even tried their hand at stringing the longbow.  
An early morning view from the FoBC stand.
                                     Events at the Arena were popular, photos below.  Do come along next year, it is a great day out!

Monday, 10 September 2018

Private FoBC visit to Worcester College, Oxford

on Thursday 6th September.

Hosted by former Fellow and Bursar of the College  

Andrew Jardine,

who was previously Agent of the Berkeley & Spetchley Estates.

Andrew Jardine, together with the Head of Gardens & Grounds Simon Bagnall, 
gave a Members-only group of Friends a fascinating insight into the truly impressive history and 
developments of this significant College, its diverse buildings and its attractive and extensive grounds with award winning gardens.
We admired the beautiful Chapel, strikingly redecorated by William Burgess, and the Hall, 
more recently restored sympathetically to its James Wyatt heritage, 
before seeing other areas and enjoying refreshments in the modern lecture hall.

A full report will appear in the FoBC Berkeley Buttress in February 2019

FoBC Summer Party - Sunday 19th August

Some photos shown below of our annual Summer Party, held this year in the Great Hall.  
The event was hosted by Charles and Daisy Berkeley, ably assisted by daughter Mary 
who helped members of the Friends Committee serve the excellent canap├ęs.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

 The Berkeley Buttress 

Latest edition due shortly.

The editor is currently collating articles and photographs
for the August 2018 edition of FoBC's Berkeley Buttress
and this will be dispatched by the end of August.

Information on the remaining FoBC events taking place in 2018 
will be in the centre pages and look out for
the FoBC Events order form included in the envelope.

Join us at Frampton Country Fair
on Sunday 9th September

The Friends of Berkeley Castle will again be welcoming members and visitors 
to our stall at the varied and justly ever popular Frampton Country Fair 

Please consider joining the FoBC team (free entry) on the stall 
and help to welcome visitors for a short while on a rota.  
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