Shopping in Broadwell- Who was your Milkman? Sunday 12th June 11am


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Sunday  5th June warm sunny day and things begin to hot up in the Evergreen Hall when Ted Smith and his son arrive. As you can see from the photo above Ted who grew up in Campbell rd, (part of the Land Society Project- more of that elsewhere) ran his own dairy based in Foxes Lane and his patch was most of Broadwell. Ted was able to tell us about the many shops, now long gone, in and around the Broadwell crossroads and add to our collection of maps thanks to Forest of Dean District Council, Forest Enterprise and Coleford Town Council range from 1887 up to 2016′

Maureen Morgan, pupil at Broadwell Lane End school enjoyed leafing through a scrapbook put together by children when Laurie Howarth who was head at BLE from 1963  and then continued as head at Coalway Juniors retired. This has been loaned by his son to whom we send thanks. These memories and stories are making our community history a rich journey, but it is a jigsaw and your own story will always add another piece.

The milk bottle you see above is a wonderful object and we will be examining, exploring, maybe drawing and sharing stories about objects, this bought,sold,created this sunday with artist Diana Gash. Bring objects, stories, photographs and thoughts and see how our incomplete History of Broadwell exhibition is beginning to grow.

Session begins from 11am Diana will join us from noon, Next week, sunday 19th, Nicola Goff shares her memories of growing up beside Jugs Hole (any clues to who named it?) and on sunday  26th Author Andrew Taylor will explore writing about a sense of place as we move toward Broadwell Diary day on friday 1st July.

Everyone of  every age is welcome to drop… to get in touch its contact@thecolefordhub.info  or

Incomplete Broadwell, Evergreen Hall Church walk, Broadwell GL16 7BN

This project is part of Coleford Festival of Words 2016 and is supported by Foresters Forest and the Evergreen Action Group.