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Peas Pigs and Poetry (Maisemore School)

By : Fiona Mead

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Port Of Gloucester Pilotage Inwards 1874-1886

This CD will be of interest to anyone fascinated by maritime history regarding not only the Pilots but the names of ships, places they were registered, their port of origin and the diverse cargos carried into the ports of the Severn estuary.
The Log itself appears to be an account register relating to charges made for Piloting Ships from the Bristol Channel to Gloucester etc  It is a fascinating insight into shipping in the Severn Estuary during this period, and whether you’re interested in the movement of goods world wide, the History of ships, or the fascinating place names where the ships were registered or the goods were loaded, that completed their journey to the ports of Lydney, Sharpness, Gloucester etc. and not forgetting the families that acted as Pilots it is a fascinating read.

This CD contains a full transcription of the register 386 individual images of the pages transcribed, and a short histiory of the Severn Pilots.

This CD is currently not available as a download due to size of content.

 

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Prosperity to this Parish A History of Redmarley D’Abitoit

By : E Warde

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Puckrup’s Progress

By:- Felicity D. E. Ebsworth

200 years from landowners to leisure

Traces the development of a Family Home in 1800 to a Golf Club in 2014, with lots of informative pictures & Maps.

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Roman Gloucestershire

By : Tim Copeland

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Secret Gloucester

By:- Christine Jordan

Sheltered by the Cotswolds, the streets of Gloucester hide many secrets.  Using vast knowledge Christine explores the rich heritage that can be seen embedded throughout the streets of this historic city.

Such as the momentous to the outlandish

The sale of wives in the 18th century, hidden Roman Ruins, and many more.

This book will appeal to Locals looking for a nostalgic look back into their district to touring visitors and provides an excellent alternative view into the clandestine aspects of Gloucester city.

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Starting Out in Local History

By : S Fowler

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Stroud History Tour

 

Stroud History Tour
By: Howard Beard

Stroud History Tour offers a unique insight into the history and buildings of a fascinating Cotswold market town. An itinerary has been created which will lead the reader to view the many places of interest lying along Stroud’s streets, public areas and byways. Although intended to begin at the town’s surviving railway station, the route can be joined at any point and, similarly, abandoned where desired – perhaps at one of Stroud’s many street cafés. By following the proposed tour it will become apparent which parts of the town date from the earliest times and also how its religious buildings have altered, or been put to new uses. In addition, interspersed among the captions, are anecdotes taken from the author’s personal and family history. A numbered map is included to assist the reader in exploring the fascinating changes that have taken place over the last century or so in Stroud.

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Stroud Through Time

By : H Beard

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Stroud Valleys Pubs Through Time

By : Geoff Sandles

During the heyday of the wool trade the River Frome powered 150 mills, creating thirsty workers in need of refreshment.

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In this the fifth of his series of Pubs Through Time, Geoff Sandles takes us on an affectionate visual journey through the valleys’ watering holes, and uses old and new images, as well as entertaining captions to bring the history of the Stroud Valleys’ pubs to life. From Amberley to Woodchester, Stroud Valleys Pubs Through Time will delight and surprise those who regularly frequent these establishments and know the area well. As one who has lived in the Stroud Valleys as well as Gloucester and the Forest of Dean I can say that I have visited many of these in my time . At a time when so many pubs throughout the country are closing it is vital that these essentials of everyday life are recorded and credit to Geoff Sandles for doing so. The fine Cotswold stone of most of these hostelries is an added bonus and it was good to see an image of the long gone Kings Arms in Stonehouse.

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