Historical Society

A brief history of the village can be found here.

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

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:  mikewarnes55@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, Mike Warnes, email mikewarnes55@gmail.com. Below are links to what is stored.

Books in Archive
Envelopes in Archive
Key to Envelopes
Folders in Archive
Miscellaneous items in Archive

Programme for 2023

Tuesday 7th March at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church
Nick Humphris – The Artistry of Mosaics

Tuesday 6th June at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church
Kirsty Bingham – Tasting the Tudors

Tuesday 11th July at 2pm Summer Outing
A Guided Walk around Northleach

Saturday 12th August at 2pm on Church Green
A walk of about 3 miles to South Woodchester looking at old tracks.

Tuesday 12th September at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church
Stuart Butler – The Radical History of Stroud.

Tuesday 7th November at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church
David and Virginia Adsett – Those Were the Days – The Swinging Sixties
The AGM will be held at this meeting