The hall’s just off Palace Road, and ideal for a break to enjoy tea or coffee and fresh local produce, and to meet up with friends or catch up on the day’s events. There’s a 10-minute story as well at around 3.30 pm. Today it’s a family story of discovery, with Neil Price telling about the mason, the tsar, and the dry docks of Sevastopol. The Peedie Kirk team will top up your cup so that you can sit back and enjoy the story, and it’s all included in the admission price of £8.
After the siege of Sevastopol he returned to that place and found that half his house had been destroyed, whilst the other portion had been taken possession of by the late General Gordon, the hero of Khartoum, who was then a Lieutenant in the investing army. “Ah!” said Mr. Newman to Gordon, “you have blown up in a very short time the docks on which I have bestowed twenty years’ labour.” – From the Stroud News, 22 March 1889