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Gloucester Local History Society is a relatively new group bringing together everyone with an interest in the history of Gloucester.  It was formed in 2012 under the chairmanship of Jerry Jenkinson who had previously spent over 20 years researching the history of this fascinating area.  His papers now form the basis of the Society’s archive (available to browse at each meeting).


So, if you too have an interest in your local history please get in touch and help keep the past alive in the present.  All meetings take place at the Ed. Shed (entrance via Quay Street, through the wooden gates), on the first Tuesday of alternate months (2015-16 season), at 7pm (note new time).


Next event:

Tuesday 5th April People who put Gloucester on the map, Richard Trelfa

Programme of Events 2016:

Tuesday 7th June, 5.45pm – City outing to Blackfriars.  £3.50 per person.  Book places through Sarah Orton.

Tuesday 6th September – AGM followed by Mary Cole, the butcher’s daughter from Barnwood, Brian McBurnie & Richard Auckland

Tuesday 4th OctoberHighlights in the History of Gloucester, David Smith

Tuesday 1st NovemberMedieval Gloucester, Nicholas Herbert

Tuesday 6th DecemberGame-Makers to the Empire: Roberts Brothers of Gloucester 1890-1957, Malcolm Watkins

Organisations who support us:

  • Gloucester Folk Museum
  • Gloucestershire Archives
  • Gloucestershire Local History Association
  • City Archaeologists
  • Gloucester City Council
  • Quedgeley Community Trust


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