Slimbridge Dowsing


Chairman's message

It's been an interesting few months. We have now made the transition from Kingshill House to Whitminster Hall as our new home and what a change. The hall is terrific and has such a lovely feel and air to it, as they say. I really don’t think we could have got a better set of ticks to our requirements, from ample parking, all on one level, increased and comfortable seating, amazing kitchen with excellent facilities, a home for the library and even the pub across the road serving amazing food. So I must say a big thank you to Barbara and the rest of the committee who worked hard to make this happen.

On the wider dowsing side, I went to the BSD Spring Symposium to heed the “call to arms” over the future of the organisation. To say it needed it from what I saw was an understatement! I was asked by the BSD members present to stand as a trustee to help take it forward due to my business transformation background, so I duly did - and yep you guessed it - not selected. I am sure many of you may have seen the BSD email of the appointments, and yes, Nepotism rules. So we now have a personal friend of the president along with two other “new” dowsers capable of being moulded “the private words of the president” selected as Trustees. And not one with any business transformation experience…Oh and the new steer of the BSD - to focus on tangible and evidenced dowsing – water. So many feel the days of the BSD itself are numbered.

Having said that, there is a clear passion for Dowsing in ALL its forms and a community in need of something to represent them so there a number of us now talking to see what can and should be done… So please do watch your emails and this space.

Our programme moves apace and Adrian’s Talk on Elementals was excellent and my talk on Healing certainly has generated a lot of discussion, so I hope the coming programme continues to open people’s eyes to the amazing world around us and how we fit within it.

Paul Syrett

New venue

Our monthly venue has moved to Whitminster Village Hall. Unfortunately no dogs are allowed in the hall. The complete address is The Whitminster Village Hall, School Lane, Whitminster, GL2 7NT. Gloucester.

Don’t forget the times – 9:45am onwards if you want to practice dowsing or have conversations to start.

Last time after the meeting we tried The Old Forge across the road from the Hall, the food was good and reasonably priced. There are 4 venue choices
available nearby.

Committee changes

Elaine Clements is leaving the committee, Elaine is too busy with her animal responsibilities for now. We thank Elaine for all her support over the years.

Jane Willoughby is standing down as Librarian. We thank her for all her hard work in organising the Library to get it up and running. Lawrence Wadsworth is taking on this responsibility. Thank you, Lawrence, for taking it on at short notice. The Library is only available to members, so how much it could save you in book purchases over the year? Dowsing books are seldom available in public libraries.

A Helping hand Still Required

We have Special Interest Groups for Archaeological, Earth Energies, Health and Water dowsing. Barry Goldring continues to run the Archaeological Group, but we need leaders for the others. Please contact a committee member if you’re interested.

We are making an addition to the newsletter. An article will be added giving dowsing information and advice. If you have an article you would like to submit or would like information on a particular dowsing topic. Please contact Rob Gerrish.