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This September at Northleach Old Prison

PUBLISHED: 17:30 08 August 2014 | UPDATED: 17:30 08 August 2014

The Old Prison in Northleach

The Old Prison in Northleach


The team at Northleach Old Prison, managed by the conservation charity Friends of the Cotswolds, are hosting a series of events this September.

Illustrated talk on the History of Northleach over the past 100 years

Thursday September 11, 1:30 – 2:45pm in the Café.

Led by retired teacher, Enid Sly, who will share her many local anecdotes having lived and worked in this medieval town all her life. Cost = £5 per person, including refreshments.

Spinners & Weavers Monthly Meeting

Friday September 12, 10:30am – 1pm in the Café.

A friendly, enthusiastic, amateur group of spinners and weavers. Please bring along your own wheel, drop spindles, or portable looms if you have any. Drop spindles are available to try or buy. For more information, contact Amy on 01451 861508. Group meets second Friday of each month. Cost = £5 per person, including refreshments.

Folk Concert with singer/songwriter Johnny Coppin & Paul Burgess (violin & recorders)

Saturday September 13, from 7:30pm in the Café.

An evening of music and poetry with a Gloucestershire twist! Licensed bar & hot port baps available to purchase on the night. Tickets = £12. Pre-bookable on-line:, or call 01451 861563.

History Tour of the Old Prison & Courtroom

Wednesday September 17, 1:30 – 2:45pm.

Led by local historian, Michael Banks, who has published a book on the History of Northleach Prison. Cost = £5 per person, including refreshments.

Northleach Circle of Crafters

Tuesday September 23, 10am – 12:30pm in the Café.

An informal interest group set up to share skills in crafts using yarn, fabric and paper including knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, quilting, patchwork, applique, origami, quilling, iris and tea-bag folding. Bring along your own projects, or just come to watch and learn! For more information, contact Carolyn on 01451 860362. Group meets fourth Tuesday of each month. Cost = £5 per person, including refreshments.

Illustrated talk on the “History of Farming in Gloucestershire”

Wednesday September 24, 1:30 – 2:45pm in the Courtroom.

Led by John Putley, Learning and Outreach Officer, Gloucestershire Archives. Come and learn about the history of farming from Prehistory onwards. Cost = £5 per person, including refreshments.

Adult Spinning & Weaving Talk & Demonstrations

Saturday September 27, 2 – 4:30pm in the Courtroom.

Led by local spinners/weavers, Amy Ford and Rebecca Connolly. Learn about the historic links in the Cotswolds between sheep farming, the wool trade and cloth production through practical demonstrations. Tickets = £6.50, including refreshments. Pre-bookable on-line:, or call 01451 862003.

The Old Prison, Fosse Way, Northleach, GL54 3JH


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