‘Gloucester: Recreating the Past’
If you stand today in the middle of Gloucester you’re standing above two thousand years of accumulated history. Beneath your feet is a Roman fortress, a proud colonial city, a Saxon royal centre, a prosperous medieval market town, a Roundhead bastion and an expanding Victorian industrial hub. Over the last 50 years, local artist and historian Philip Moss has been recreating those Gloucesters of the past in a series of beautiful and well researched reconstruction drawings and paintings.
In Gloucester: Recreating the Past, the complete body of Philip’s work has been collected together for the first time, and is presented alongside original photographs and drawings from archaeological excavations to tell the story of Gloucester from its Roman beginnings to the present day.
Gloucester: Recreating the Past is being launched at this year’s history festival in September but is available at a pre-publication price from The History Press
All proceeds go to Gloucester History Festival.