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.

To find out more, please go to the Woodchester Historical Society website.


Programme for 2018


Tuesday 27th February at 7.30pm in the Undercroft
Chris Billinghurst – The story of Charles II’s escape and the Monarch’s Way

Tuesday 5th June at 2pm
Gloucester City Tour with Gloucester Civic Trust
Meet at St Michael’s Tower by the Cross at 2pm
Cost £5 per head payable on the day

Tuesday 11th September at 7.30pm in the Undercroft
Prof Jennifer Tann – A Cathedral of Steel
Stanley Mill and the Emergence of Iron Framed Factories

Tuesday 6th  November at 7.30pm in the Undercroft
Keith Walker – Redler of Stroud
To include the AGM

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