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.

As sure as God’s in Gloucestershire: Pilgrimage was big business in medieval times - but why did people travel many miles to visit a shrine, often at the risk of dying on the way?  What did they hope to achieve by making a pilgrimage?  How did they get there?  What arrangements did they make? This entertaining presentation investigates all aspects of medieval pilgrimage – from cancelling the milk and booking the tickets through to eating the food and buying souvenirs.  It also looks at a few of the fabled pilgrim destinations of Gloucestershire


Wotton-under-Edge Civic Centre

2 Gloucester Street, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7DN

Friday 30th November 2018 at 7.30pm

               Visitors welcome.

     Non-members £5 on the door

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