• Woodchester Mansion


    Our speaker, Liz Davenport, will explore the development of the Mansion using surviving contemporary drawings and archive material from the Leigh family, and will explain why the building was never completed

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  • Alan Dolling-The Battle of Nibley Green


    The Battle of Nibley Green was fought in the spring of 1470 between the Berkeley and Lisle families, who had fallen out over land inheritance and went to war over it. This was the last battle to be fought in England between the private armies of magnates.

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  • The story of Undercover RAF Saul


    Paul Barnett, Maritime Historian of over 20years and Author, will help us discover how a quiet Cotswold backwater played host to the vital airborne Navy.

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  • The Berkeley Vale Railway


    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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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.