Spring 2021

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

The Victoria County History

Sadly we begin this update by recording the death of former County Editor, John Jurica, on 24 December 2020, from covid-19.  John worked on Victoria County History research and was based at Gloucestershire Archives between 1973 and 2010. 

VCH colleague Simon Draper pays tribute in the latest VCH newsletter (January 2021).

Red Book news

Eleven Red Book volumes have been published. Three volumes are currently in preparation.

  • Gloucestershire vol. XIV - Yate and District
  • Gloucestershire vol. XV - Cheltenham and District
  • Gloucestershire vol. XVI - Cirencester and District

Work towards one of these volumes, XV (Cheltenham and District) has produced a VCH ShortCheltenham before the Spa (2018).

Ten volumes are available free, open-access on British History Online  For full access to all volumes, check your local library catalogue or your local archive. 

The latest Newsletter (14, January 2021) contains information including an update from Volume 14 showing West Littleton’s Nottinghamshire connection.

Read the full issue here


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