|The Dursley & Cam Society|
The Dursley & Cam Society is a local history society which began after an open invitation in 1981 to local residents for anyone interested in the possibility of forming "A Civic Society for Cam and Dursley". Much interest was gathered and an inaugural meeting to discuss the proposals was held at Dursley Community Centre on March 3rd 1982. It was chaired by Ken Hall and the programme for the evening consisted of a slide show by David Evans entitled "Old Cam and Dursley Illustrated", a talk on how such a society could operate, given by Matt Welsh, and an open discussion on the general idea of forming a society. It was all agreed and the first committee came into being with David Evans as Chairman, Alan Pearce as Treasurer and Jill Davis as Secretary.
Since those early days the society has gone from strength to strength and in 2007 it celebrated its Silver Jubilee with a commemorative evening in the Town Hall. From September through to July the Society holds an illustrated talk on the second Tuesday of each month, at Dursley Methodist Church, starting at 7.30pm. All are welcome, members and visitors alike.
Dursley & Cam Society project - recording the shops in Dursley town centre
In 2004, the Society also began publishing its very successful annual journal, "The Dursley Lantern", a high quality publication containing articles of local interest. These are available free to members of the society and are also available for sale to everyone else. Previous editions of "The Dursley Lantern" are still available and a brief description of each is given below.
Copies of "The Dursley Lantern" can be purchased in the Dursley Heritage Centre or by post. Payment by cheque only and postage & packing charges are dependent on the quantity ordered. To order copies or enquire about postage charges, please email for further details.