Three Choirs

This group started in January 1999. It’s named after the Three Choirs Festival, because most of our members live in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. However, any SI members who can get to meetings are welcome to join.

The Three Choirs Group runs a discussion forum that is open to all members of the Society.

Further information

For further information, please contact the Three Choirs group coordinator, Pam Scholefield

Forthcoming meetings

Thursday 14 March at 10.30 a.m. – Hereford Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG

Meet at about 10.30am in the cathedral cafe. As there are no morning tours that day, we will begin with a visit to the Mappa Mundi exhibition and the chained library, which is open. This costs £6 (£5 concessions). There is a public tour of the cathedral in the afternoon at 2.15 p.m. (cost £5); if you want to join that and you have paid for the Mappa Mundi exhibition you get a £2 discount. After the Mappa Mundi we will have lunch in the cathedral cafe. The cathedral is definitely open in the afternoon, if you want to look round, or take the public tour of the cathedral at 2.15 p.m. (meet at the Welcome Desk in the cathedral). If you want a long day, there is usually evensong at 5.30 pm. Check the cathedral website for details, and for information about how to get there by train or car. For more information about the day, contact group coordinator, Pam Scholefield

Recent meetings

Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 10.30 a.m. – Stanton Rooms, 26 Church Street, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8AR

After coffee,Wendy Baskett gave us a very clear demonstration about Index-Manager, even using the word ‘fun’. Who couldn’t use a little fun while indexing? You can download a demo version that lasts 14 days. after the talk, we repaired to the the Royal Pub for lunch.

Wednesday 6 November 2018 at 10.30 a.m. – Dyrham Park, Dyrham, near Bath, Gloucestershire, SN14 8HY

Our annual planning meeting, plus lunch and a look round the spectacular 17th-century mansion.

Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 10.30 a.m. – Hidcote, Hidcote Bartrim, near Chipping Campden GL55 6LR

Seven of us net at the Barn Cafe for a leisurely walk around the gardens of Hidcote Manor, followed by lunch and a discussion about the forthcoming conference.

Tuesday 22 May 2018 – Berkeley Castle , Berkeley GL13 9BQ

A stunning day weatherwise for a tour of Berkeley Castle with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. For added interest the courtyard was full of crew and actors waiting around to start filming a series about Mary Queen of Scots. Over lunch in the Yurt Cafe there was some discussion about the GDPR and what we need to do about it. After lunch, some went off to the butterfly house and others to the Jenner museum.

Wednesday 18 April 2018 – Cotswolds Distillery, Phillip’s Field, Whichford Road, Stourton, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5HG

Tour of the gin factory (with free samples), followed by lunch.

Wednesday 14 February 2018  – Cheltenham GL53 8DP

Peer review plus ‘bring-and-share’ lunch.

Previous meetings have included visits to Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Chedworth Roman Villa and Westonbirt Arboretum