Between 1987 and 2011, the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council’s Local History Committee published an annual journal, ‘Gloucestershire History’, containing a range of articles on the history of the County. ‘Gloucestershire History’ replaced the existing ‘Local History Bulletin’, which the Committee had published for many years.

With the winding up of the Local History Committee, publication of ‘Gloucestershire History’ ceased, and the GLHA has no plans to produce a comparable publication – although that remains a possibility at some future date.

A list of the articles published in all 25 issues of ‘Gloucestershire History’ is given below. Each article may be downloaded as a fully ‘text searchable’ PDF document by clicking on the page numbers shown in the relevant entry.

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No. 1     (1987)     return to top

The Builders of Gloucestershire Country Houses 1500-1830   by   Nicholas Kingsley     2-5
Gloucester Spa   by   Barbara Drake     6-8
The Purchase of Seat Places in Church in 18th Century Minchinhampton   by   A C Turk     9-10
Walter Hadwen   by   Walter Hawkins     10
The National Agricultural Labourers’ Union in Gloucestershire Part 1   by   Nigel Scotland     12-16

No. 2     (1988)      return to top

Dr. Henry Charles Boisragon   by   A Bruce Wallace     2-4
Father Birdsall   by   Richard Barton     5-7
The Selling of History, Cheltenham in Change   by   Harry Cowen     8-11
The Great Road to London from Tewkesbury   by   Anthony Dale     10-11
The Mystery of the Black Mound   by   Christopher Cox     12-13
Benjamin Parsons, a Gloucestershire Rebel   by   Leslie Wollen     13-14
The National Labourers’ Union in Gloucestershire Part II   by   Nigel Scotland     16-20

No. 3     (1989)      return to top

Reverend G.W. Green   by   Allan Baddeley     2-3
Hengler’s Circus and Gloucestershire   by   John M Turner     4-5
How the Telephone came to Gloucester   by   Arthur Dodd     6-7
Stroud Election Riots of 1834   by   Philip Walmsley     8-9
The Election to the First Gloucestershire County Council   by   Bryan Jerrard     9-11
Frederick Griggs R.A. and Chipping Campden.   by   Geoffrey Powell     11-15

No. 4     (1990)     return to top

The Building of Arlingham Church Tower 1372 by   Joseph Bettey     2
Thornbury Castle by   Bryan Little     3-4
The Shipway Pedigree Fraud, or Regina v. Davies by   Robert Haines     5-6
Street Ballads in Gloucestershire by   Roy Palmer     6-10
The Model Farms of Victorian Gloucestershire by   Celia Miller     11-13
Cotswold Barns by   Dylan Fee     13-15
The Fireless Locomotive by   Alan Drewett     15

Special Extra Edition     (1990)     return to top

The Development of an Urban Site 1455-1750, The Island and Lower Part of Westgate Street   by   Barbara Drake     2-17
Seynckley – From Abbess to Artist   by   Neville Crawford     18-32

No. 5     (1991)     return to top

The Bisley Path   by   Christopher Cox     2-5
To Serve the Watermen   by   Stroud Local History Society     5-7
First British School in Tewkesbury   by   Rose Hogan     8-10
Samuel Baker of Gloucester   by   Evelyn Christmas     10-11
Ryan’s Royal Circus Visits Cheltenham   by   John Turner     11-14
The Beginning of the Cheltenham Dispensary   by   Daphne Doughton     14-17

No. 6     (1992)     return to top

An Old House in Leonard Stanley   by   F.P. Meadows     2-4
Maisemore and the River Severn   by   Betty Chamberlayne     4-7
Bibury Charities   by   John Holland     7-9
Gloucestershire Cavaliers   by   Russell Howes     9-12
The Dixton Paintings   by   Jane Sale     12-16
The Ludlows of Chipping Sodbury   by   Robert J Haines     16-17

No. 7     (1993)     return to top

The Cotswold Yeoman   by   Anthea Jones     2-4
Gloucestershire Roundheads   by   Russell Howes     4-7
Humpty Dumpty   by   The Guardian     7-8
The Shocking Occurrence at Stroud Workhouse   by   Philip Walmsley     8-10
Dursley Charities   by   Constance Cuff     10-14
Postal Reforms and Gloucestershire Postal History   by   George Cole     14-16

No. 8     (1994)     return to top

Who was Doctor Foster?   by   Philip Brown     2-3
The Early Decades of the Cheltenham Dispensary   by   Daphne Doughton     4-9
Frowde the Proud – the Clown Evangelist   by   John M Turner     9-14
St Mary’s Home, Painswick   by   John Bailey     14-15

No. 9     (1995)     return to top

Hatherley House   by   Hugh Conway-Jones     2-3
Apprenticeships of Children of the Poor   by   John Bright     4-6
Gloucester Street History Group, Winchcombe   by   Rob White     7-10
Stone Built Sheepwashes in Gloucestershire   by   John V. Garrett & Ted Hodgkins     11-14
The Dursley Saddlers.   by   Connie Cuff     14-16

No. 10     (1996)     return to top

Place Names around Cheltenham   by   Jane Sale     2-4
The early Manors of Longborough   by   Margaret Shephard     4-9
A Ballad Enigma   by   Roy Palmer     10
The casebook of Ralph Fletcher M.D.   by   David Stevens     11-12
Travelling along the Trail (The development of a community-based art project in the Stroud Valleys, Nailsworth).   by   Sue Reed     13-16

No. 11     (1997)     return to top

An Old Cirencester Chapel   by   F. James     2-9
The Champions of the Vale   by   Constance Cuff     9-12
Paupers and Officialdom   by   John Bright     12-16
St John’s Cheltenham, Early Years   by   Brian Taylor     16-19

No. 12     (1998)     return to top

The Story of Trinity Mill Bagendon   by   Joyce M. Barker edited by Richard W. Whorlow     2-7
Maisemore Court and the Families who lived there Part 1   by   Betty Chamberlayne     7-12
Quenington and Godwins   by   Ray Trinder     12-15
Superintendent Thomas Basson 1836 – 1909, A Policeman and his Family   by   Julie Harrison     15-17
From Westcote to New Zealand in the 1870s.   by   Angela Dix and Pamela Rouse     17-20

No. 13     (1999)     return to top

The Battle of the River Severn   by   Bryan Jerrard     2-5
Maisemore Court and the families who lived there – Part II   by   Betty Chamberlayne     6-11
John Pickard A Stroud Life, 1808-1841   by   Philip Walmsley     12-15
Children of the North Cotswolds: One Hundred Years ago   by   Gerald Asbury     16-19
The Election of Gloucestershire County Coroners 1800-1888 Part I   by   G.H.H. Glasgow     20-25

No. 14     (2000)     return to top

Cheltenham Destroyed – An introduction to the lost buildings   by   Oliver Bradbury     2-9
Prosperity Forgotten – A study of the Stroudwater mills, 1850 to 1871   by   Ian Mackintosh     10-15
Nathaniel Dyer – A newly discovered bit of history   by   Betty Mills     16
The Election of Gloucestershire County Coroners 1800 – 1888, Part II   by   G.H.H. Glasgow     17-20

No. 15     (2001)     return to top

Leisure Pursuits of a nineteenth century Engineer   by   Peter Griffin     2-7
The Remnants of a Landscape Park- Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire   by   Oliver Bradbury     8-15
A Political Problem – Local Liberal candidates at the General Election of January 1910   by   John Howe     16-20
The Lost Autobiography of James Henry Frowde   by   John M. Turner     21-28
Local History in Winchcombe   by   Rob White     29-31

No. 16     (2002)     return to top

Nineteenth century Clock and Watchmakers in Southgate Street, Gloucester   by   Alan Sparkes     2-8
The Manorial Estates of Leckhampton   by   Terry Moore-Scott     9-22
Unwillingly to Australia   by   David Willavoys     23-29
Gloucestershire County Council Sites and Monuments Record   by   Tim Grubb     30

No. 17     (2003)     return to top

Where did the vicar of Winchcombe live before the Old Vicarage was built?   by   Rob White     2-7
The Reformation in Gloucestershire parishes   by   Russell Howes     8-15
Renovation of Pittville Pump Room and its reopening   by   Ashley Rossiter     16-20
Humphrey Brown M.P., ship owner, silk manufacturer, mayor, M.P. and bankrupt   by   John Dixon     21-26

No. 18     (2004)     return to top

Crime in Gloucestershire 1805 to 1833   by   Bryan Jerrard     2-10
Cheltenham’s Bandstands   by   Mick Kippin     11-16
Two Sixteenth Century Gloucestershire Men   by   Nancy Lockwood     17-28
A Case of Poverty in late Victorian Cheltenham   by   Ron Edlin     29-31
Barnwood House and Grounds   by   Hugh & Rosemary Conway-Jones     32-

No. 19     (2005)     return to top

An 18th century Squire   by   Jane Sale     2-8
Gloucester and the 1904-5 Welsh Revival   by   Simon Carpenter     9-17
Queen Elizabeth I in Gloucestershire   by   Russell Howes     18-22
Edwin Peckham (1887-1972) – the Stroud Photographer   by   Mike Cooke     23-26

No. 20    (2006)     return to top

Early District Nursing in Gloucestershire   by   Carrie Howse     2-8
16th and 17th century Silver made in Gloucestershire   by   Tony Sale     9-20
Police and Crime in Gloucestershire 1834-1856   by   Bryan Jerrard     21-32
Dursley Emigrants to South Africa in 1820   by   Ann Bailey     33-38

No. 21    (2007)     return to top

Gloucester’s Near Miss: The Crash of Vickers Varsity G-APAZ   by   John Putley     2-7
The Evolution of Gloucester’s Government AD 96-1835   by   Alan Sparkes     8-15
Mass Dials in Gloucestershire   by   Tony Wood     16-22
Minsterworth: Evidence of the Early History   by   Margot Johnson     23-30

No. 22    (2008)     return to top

The oldest showman in England: Gloucestershire’s John Bellamy (1808-1893)   by   Steven Blake     2-10
The state of Gloucestershire’s tenant farmers and their labourers in the Victorian years up to 1872   by   Michael Martin     11-17
Almshouses – a life of privilege: a comparison of almshouse life and poor relief in Chipping Campden   by   Judith Ellis     18-25
Under water: flooding in Cheltenham 1731-1993   by   Mick Kippin     25-29

No. 23     (2009)     return to top

The Bible Christian Methodists of Gloucester: the early years of St Luke’s Church, Stroud Road   by   Simon Carpenter     2-11
Noble Gifts: the legacy of Daniel George Bingham (1830-1913) to ‘my old native town’ of Cirencester   by   David & Linda Viner     12-23
The Garrison of Gloucester in the Civil War   by   Russell Howes     24-31

No. 24     (2010)     return to top

The eve of the Industrial Revolution: access to land in the weaving parish of Bisley   by   Joan Jameson     2-10
Cromwell and the Forest of Dean   by   Alex Knight     11-18
Almshouses of Gloucestershire   by   John Loosley     19-32

No. 25     (2011)     return to top

Blacklow Hundred, Gloucestershire: a proposal for a lost assembly site   by   Janet Hudson     2-6
The Holst family contribution to Cheltenham music making in the 19th century   by   Graham Lockwood     7-17
A moth-eaten rag: Regimental Colours in Cirencester Church   by   David Viner     18-28