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 2016

Tuesday 1st March at 7.30pm in the Undercroft
John Loosley – Childhood Employment in Gloucestershire

Tuesday 7th June at 2.30pm Guided Tour of Woodchester Mansion Cost £6.50
Meet in NT Car Park at 2:15 to catch shuttle bus or 2:25 at the Mansion

Tuesday 5th Julyat 7.30pm in the Undercroft
Gillian Morss and Virginia Adsett – Those were the Days, the Fighting 40s

Tuesday 13th September at 7.30pm in the Undercroft
Alan Pilbeam – Old Paths of Gloucestershire

Tuesday 1st  November at 7.30pm in the Undercroft
Ray Wilson – More than just cloth! A look at Stroud’s other industries
To include the AGM and our 20th Birthday Party

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