Sunday, 10 March 2013

A couple of days in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean

Following on from my Friday interview on BBC Radio Gloucestershire (follow that link if you'd like to listen), there were two events on Saturday related to The Most Remarkable Woman in England.

At mid-day, I spent an hour or so at the Waterstones in Gloucester, signing books and talking to people about it.

The shop is just down the road from the Shire Hall, where the Pace trial was held in the summer of 1928.

Then, in the afternoon, I headed to the Forest of Dean (specifically Bream) where I gave a lecture on the book for the Forest of Dean Local History Society.

It was very well attended, with more than 80 people coming to hear me give a general talk about the book, only a few miles down the road where many of the key events occurred.

It was a great pleasure to talk about the case in front of an audience so genuinely interested in the case. I've given a number of lectures on the case, but I think this might have been the most enjoyable so far.

Stopping at a very nice pub on the way back to Gloucester, I was pleased to find a very positive review of the book in a local Forest of Dean newspaper. More details on that to follow...

Many thanks to Waterstones and the FODLHS for helping me to organise these events!

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