Painted Wall Advertisements in Gloucester

Derrick Hall on Painted Wall Advertisements in Gloucester.

Derrick is a member of G.F.H.S and gave his presentation to a meeting at Gloucester earlier this year. It comprises a selection of photographs of painted wall advertisements to be, or were to be, found in Gloucester (and one or two other places) which Derrick has collected. He has very kindly agreed to come to Bream to show us the images. As he says it is not particularly family history but it is certainly the closely allied social history.

Glamorgan F.H.S. Fair 2017

The Forest of Dean Branch will have a stand at tis event.

Three branch volunteers have expressed their intention to go but there is the opportunity to join them if anyone wishes to. Please contact the branch secretary.

GFHS Annual General Meeting

All Members are welcome to come and have their say , appoint a new committee and learn about the latest happenings with our move to be within the New Heritage Hub.

These are exciting times and give great opportunities to all our members to embark on new research avenues, as well as alternative opportunities in volunteering.

The committee need to hear you views.

Carisbrooke Road is on the No 10 bus route from both Gloucester & Cheltenham, and Stroud members can pick up the No 10 at the Cross Hands Shurdington.

Free car parking is available at the hall and surrounding area.



Preserve your part in Gloucestershire Constabulary’s history:

Do you have a story to share or a photograph you would like to see maintained in the Constabulary Archive?

Why not come along to Waterwells HQ where the Archive team will be on hand to copy your photos and record your reminiscences.   Tea and cake will be available on the day!

We also want to identify people in photos already held in the Archives – perhaps you could help with this?

We hope to include some of the content on the new Gloucestershire Constabulary Archives website.

Christmas Social – 2017

Our annual Christmas Social at the West Dean Centre, Bream.

Family history in a Forest churchyard – Awre (St. Andrew) – a virtual tour

Steve Cooper will present a slide show of the most interesting memorials in the churchyard of St Andrew’s church at Awre.

Evesham to Estuary

By Ted Wilson

Events & Facts associated with the river Severn.


Limited Free Parking Avilable.

Photographs & Brick Walls

Identify 1920-30 Cotswold Locations in Photographs.

All computers at the centre will be available to overcome those brick walls in your family history.

Sue Woodward & Liz Jack

“Painted Wall advertising”

By: Derrick Hall



Free Car Parking Available

Family History in a Forest Churchyard – Lydney, St Mary’s.

Our Family History in a Forest Churchyard series continues with St Mary’s, Lydney. This series was started by Steve Cooper a few years ago.

This event will be led by branch member Pat Morris. Pat will tell us about some of the more interesting memorials and people in the churchyard.

Meet at the entrance gate to St Mary’s on Church Road, Lydney at 7:00 pm.

In the event of wet/bad weather please check here before travelling.

Please note there is limited parking space available. In the event of a last minute cancellation due to severe inclement weather Phil Morton has kindly arranged for us to adjourn to Bream where we can mingle and have the opportunity to use the internet.