Historical Society

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: barbara.warnes1@gmail.com 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.

Books in Archive
Envelopes in Archive
Key to Envelopes
Folders in Archive
Miscellaneous items in Archive

A brief history of the village can be found here.

Programme for 2017

Tuesday 7th March at 7.30pm in the Undercroft
Barry Harrison – The Man who took Stroud’s Temperature – Thomas Hughes, Apothecary and Surgeon

Tuesday 6th June at 7.30pm The Timber Yard
Peter Brown – Vintage Traction Engines

Tuesday 4th July at 2pm Gloucester Docks
Guided walking tour with Gloucester Civic Trust for approx. 75 mins – cost £4 each

Tuesday 12th September at 7.30pm in the Undercroft
Cherry Hubbard – Life in a Roman Villa

Tuesday 7th  November at 7.30pm in the Undercroft
Peter Carter – A Woodchester House and its People
To include the AGM

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