Sunday, 27 October 2019

Thanksgiving Supper - Thursday 28 November 2019
The Great Hall, Berkeley Castle

29 Friends are shortly heading for Virginia to participate in the 400th Anniversary celebrations and visit the Berkeley Plantation Mansion.  
The fascinating and sad story of the Berkeley Settlement and the first official English Thanksgiving on American soil will be explored.   
Stories will be shared at the Castle on 28th November.   

For details of the traditional two course meal see the Autumn edition of The Berkeley Buttress. 
Tickets £30 for members (non-members £34).  Pre-booking essential.
The Berkeley Company's ship The Margaret and settlers from Gloucestershire giving thanks after arriving in Virginia in November 1619.

The stones of Berkeley Castle.  Talk by Arthur Price, building stone archaeology specialist on Thursday 17th October

A group of almost 50 enjoyed a fascinating tour to hear about the hugely varied ages and sources of the stones that the Castle has been built from.
Full report in the Spring edition of The Berkeley Buttress.

One of the Eighth Earl's additions from France.

An incredibly interesting insight.

FoBC Summer Party in the Castle's Picture Gallery - September 2019

Pimms and delicious canapés were enjoyed by all.  
It was a pleasure to also welcome new FoBC members and Friends.

Honorary President Charles Berkeley with one of the many raffle prizes. Thanks to all those who contributed prizes and purchased tickets..

Charles Berkeley with longstanding supporters of FoBC who were raffle prize double winners.

Drawing the next raffle prize winner.
Huge appreciation to Diana, FoBC deputy chair and our regular raffle organiser.