January 2023

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Stroud Local History Society

A new book from Stroud Local History Society

In October 2022 Stroud Local History Society published an anthology of research, first circulated in newsletters to entertain Society members suddenly isolated by the Covid lockdowns. Several new topics surfaced during those two years, ranging from Stroud's early police force and bus companies to 1960s dancing classes.

The existence of a previously unknown painting of Rodborough Church by Edgar Bucknall (our cover illustration) was one of the most exciting discoveries and SLHS members had the time to explore Stroud's institutions, buildings, manufacturers, people and pastimes from their armchairs. The result - Homegrown Histories - is a thoroughly entertaining read. 

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Pauline Stevens, Secretary, Stroud Local History Society

For information about upcoming Stroud Local History Society meetings visit the events page 

March 16th 2023

“What is this life, if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare”, W H Davies (1873-1940) the Super-Tramp Poet by John Roberts. W H Davies’ last home was Glendower at Watledge, Nailsworth.

April 20th 2023

Major General, Sir Fabian Ware, KCVO, KBE, CB, CMG - “A truly great Gloucestershire man”. Teacher, newspaper editor and the founder of the Imperial War Graves Commission, who came to live in Amberley. A talk by Maureen Anderson.

To book a place for either meeting (pay on the day) please email: contact@stroudlocalhistorysociety.org.uk


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