Lectures

  • The Berkeley Vale Railway

    16/12/2022

    Howard Parker will cover the History and Future of the Vale of Berkeley Railway line. Volunteers have been working since 2015 to establish a new heritage railway using the line which runs from Berkeley Road to Sharpness.

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  • 1921 Wortley Terrace, Who was Sophie?

    27/01/2023

    Jeff Walshe, the Society secretary, will provide an insight to where she originally came from, Sophie's life here in Wotton, and what happened at the end.

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  • How Council houses came about.

    24/02/2023

    Helen Roberts will enlighten us into the history of council houses in both the UK and locally.

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  • Gloucestershire's Atlantic Slave Trade

    31/03/2023

    Tony Conder, a Gloucestershire researcher, discusses the involvement of Gloucester and the county estates in both the trade and its abolition.

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  • Lives of Rolls and Royce

    28/04/2023

    The talk itself focuses on the lives of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, explains how they met and formed the Rolls-Royce Company, why it was (and is) so successful and then follows their stories to the end of their lives in 1910 and 1933 respectively.

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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.