Woodchester Historical Society
Woodchester Historical Society meets approximately 4 times a year, mainly in the Undercroft of St Mary’s Church. We are a small group of people and would be happy to welcome new members. It is not necessary to know anything about the history of Woodchester to join us.
We continue to work towards computerising village records, censuses, baptisms, marriages, burials etc., building up a database of village residents mainly in the nineteenth century and supporting the Village Archive. See Woodchester Census and Woodchester Registers.
We have prepared leaflets of self guided walks around both North and South Woodchester with an historical theme which can be purchased for a nominal sum. New this year – Woodchester 1914 leaflets with World War 1 information.
For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01453 872181
The society has an archive of material in the Village Hall which is available for anyone to study. To arrange a visit, contact our archivist, Jenny Bernard, on 01453 872881. Below are links to what is stored.
A brief history of the village can be found here.
Programme for 2015
Tuesday 3rd March at 7.30pm in the Undercroft
Rose Hewlett – 1607 The Great Severn Estuary Flood
Tuesday 2nd June at 2.30pm in the Undercroft
David Smith – William Tyndale and the origins of the King James Bible
Tuesday 8th September at 7.30pm in the Undercroft
David Gegg – A.E. Housman and the Woodchester Connection.
Tuesday 3rd November at 7.30pm in the Undercroft
Fiona Warin – The History of Allotments
To include the AGM