• Georgian Cirencester


    This talk by Dr Nicholas Herbert, focuses on aspects of the life and livelihood of Cirencester in the Georgian Age when it ranked as the second town of the county of Gloucestershire.

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  • Sweeps to Slaves:Working Children


    Professor Jennifer Tann will provide an insight into how extensive child labour was in Britain with children working as sweeps, in coal mines, in cotton and worsted factories, rural workshops and agriculture.

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  • Pilgrims & Pilgrimage in Gloucestershire


    The speaker, John Putley, will discuss why pilgrims under took their journey, how they travelled, lived on the journey and what they hoped to achieve.

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  • Issac Pitman - 3 years in Wotton


    Our Curator, David Baird, will introduce a young man, a Methodist minister, with a different idea on education that arrives in Wotton-under-Edge to take on the role of Master of the new British School, in three short years he would astound the world!

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The Historical Society

If you are interested in local or family history and want to meet others with similar interests, The Historical Society and Heritage Centre is the organisation to join. By becoming a member you will also be able to attend our lectures as well as participate in the many social events, excursions and other activities we sponsor throughout the year. In addition you will receive our annual journal and newsletters.

Please visit the Society page to find out more.