Sunday, 22 September 2019

Tracy Borman, Joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, talk to the Friends on 12 September 2019.

A packed Great Hall was the venue for our latest talk, this time on the fascinating story of Henrietta Howard, a lively intellectual and unsung heroine of the Georgian Age, having been Countess of Suffolk, a royal mistress and then wife of George Berkeley.

Full report in the next edition of The Berkeley Buttress.

Tracy Borman with FoBC Chairman David Bowd-Exworth.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Thursday 17th October, at 3pm

The Stones of Berkeley Castle

A guided tour of Berkeley Castle exterior by Arthur Price,
 followed by Afternoon Tea in the Castle

Arthur Price specialises in building stone archaeology. 
He is a noted author and expert on Gloucestershire building stones having an in-depth knowledge of likely sources, with experience of working on ancient buildings and monuments such as Gloucester Cathedral including King Edward II’s tomb, Tewkesbury Abbey, Cirencester Church and 
many other buildings in the county.

Arthur has previously undertaken an inspection of the Castle. 
He will lead us on a walk around the walls, revealing a fascinating and often surprising story, 
both geological and historical, behind the building stones of Berkeley Castle;  
stones that mirrored the hopes and aspirations of a long line of careful owners.

Tickets £12 for FoBC members (£15 for non-members).  Booking essential.