1st Sunday School

The world’s First Sunday School,


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 6th December 2016 – “Game-Makers to the Empire: Roberts Brothers of Gloucester 1890-1957”  Guest speaker  Malcolm Watkins.




Programme of Events 2016 – 17:

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

January – No meeting

Tuesday 7th FebruaryCheltenham in the Great War, Neela Mann  NB. Neela will include information about the World War One Shell Filling Factory No. 5 at Quedgeley

Tuesday 7th MarchA Former Iron Site in Westgate Street, Pam Daw

Tuesday 4th AprilThe History of Gloucester Cycling Club, Alastair Goldie

Tuesday 2nd MayIn the Footsteps of Monks, John Putley

Tuesday 6th June – An outing exploring an aspect of the city’s history (tba)

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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