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THE MOVE THE MEMORIAL APPEAL FUND launched by Minchinhampton Local History Group When the organ in Holy Trinity was dismantled in December last year prior to its restoration, a wonderful hidden treasure was revealed – an elaborate seventeenth-century memorial to a child, Anne Baynham, who died in infancy in 1632 having ‘not spun out thirty days’. While memorial monuments of this type can be found in many churches, it is extremely unusual – perhaps unique – to find such a memorial to a single infant. One can only surmise that little Anne must have held some special significance for her bereaved parents and one can imagine their pain as they ordered this elaborate monument to the memory of their dead baby. The effigy of Anne on the memorial shows her as a small child dressed in a nightgown with a ruff and with her hand resting on a skull, a type of memento mori much favoured by artists of the time. When the restored organ returns to the church in December, the Baynham Memorial, which has been covered up for over 125 years, will disappear from view again, possibly forever. Minchinhampton Local History Group has taken up the challenge of raising the necessary funds to enable this beautiful and historically important memorial to be removed from the wall and repositioned in the body of the church where both worshippers and visitors can see it and enjoy it in perpetuity. Can you help? To undertake the necessary work, we need to raise around £4,000. This sum has to be raised before September because alterations to the fabric of a church need diocesan Faculty Approval, a process which can take some time. We shall be organising various fund-raising events between now and then, but if you think you’d like to help financially straightaway, please contact MLHG President, Gary Atkinson on gamlhg@outlook.com or the contact us button with a note of how much you’d like to contribute (any contribution, large or small very warmly welcomed). Payments by Cash /Card / Cheque can be made by arrangement by Contacts us button.  Receipts will be issued for all funds received. With your help, the MLHG Move the Memorial Appeal Fund can ensure that this lovely monument is moved and given its proper place elsewhere in the church. Thank you! John Mounsey (MLHG committee member) and Minchinhampton Local History Team. 

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Thank you for supporting a very good cause  update 24/06/24

Raised so far…

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         January 1st   –  31st December 2024


                            TALKS / WALKS  / EVENTS 

Dates  starting to be confirmed more information below and will be updated with posters asap.



July 2024  MINCHINHAMPTON LOCAL HISTORY GROUP will be participating in the FIVE VALLEYS with many other local history groups at Stroud  Museum in the Park . 


August 2024

September 2024  TBC 27th Sept

October 2024        TBC 11th Oct   

                                       November 2024

Friday 08th Nov 2024  Minchinhampton War Memories Remembrance Event Part 2  WW2  


December 2024








Minchinhampton Transportees

Minchinhampton Transportees by Helen Wright 


The Great War story of the Stroud Valleys – including Minchinhampton, Brimscombe, Rodborough, Stonehouse, Chalford and the surrounding villages, as well as Stroud itself – is told in contemporary documents, reminiscences recorded over time, and modern research, all vividly illustrated by postcards, photographs and other World War I ephemera. A section explores the Great War from the Minchinhampton Perspective, not just the names on the war memorials but the experiences of those in the town at the time.  A further chapter looks at the development and final abandonment of the Australian Air Force Minchinhampton Aerodrome in the years 1918 – 1919.  The cover depicts the Victory Parade, in July 1919, in Minchinhampton High Street.

The book can be purchased from bookshops in the area or the Museum in the Park.

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