Historical Society

Woodchester Historical Society meets approximately 4 times a year, currently in 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.
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, Dena Wray, email woodchesterarchive@outlook.com. 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 2022

Tuesday 1st March at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church

Mike Macaskill – Windsor Castle – its History, Monarchs and Ceremonies

Tuesday 7th June at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church
Jennifer Tann – Wool and Water – The Gloucestershire Woollen Industry in the Industrial Revolution

Tuesday 12th July at 2pm Summer Outing
A Guided Walk around Malmesbury

Saturday 13th August at 2pm on Church Green
Woodchester’s Old Tracks – A walk of about 2.5 miles around Woodchester

Tuesday 13th September at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church
Nick Herbert – The Medieval Towns of Gloucestershire

Tuesday 1st November at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church
Chas Townley – Margaret Hills from Suffrage to Citizenship
The AGM will be held at this meeting

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