By:- Jill Evans
Gloucester Prison was in continuous existence for almost 222 years, from July 1 791, when the first prisoners moved in, to March 2013, when it was closed down. It was one of the first prisons in Great Britain that was purpose-built to be run on the separate system, in which prisoners were divided into different classes and slept in individual cells. This book relates the prison’s history up to 1950, discussing the development of the buildings, the problems encountered in trying to employ the separate system, the staff who worked there and the prisoners who were held in its cells. It reveals what everyday life in the prison was like and recalls the less routine events which took place, such as escapes and executions. It should appeal to readers who are interested in Gloucestershire’s history or in the history of crime and punishment, and to anyone who has ever wondered what went on in the past behind Gloucester Prison’s high walls.
Clearwell Burial Ground
Drybrook Holy Trinity
Mitcheldean St Michael and All Angels
Viney Hill All Saints Burial Ground
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By : Elizabeth Jack
Covering 1870, 1880 – 1906
(There are no photographs for 1871 – 1879 inclusive)
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.
The address by the Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire on the occasion of the Society’s 70th anniversary.
Given to members at a dinner held at Speech House on the 30th June 2018. Mining the Forest’s Secrets: Recent archaeological excavations at Yorkley and Soudley .
Jesse Wheeler and Andrew Walsh
Reminiscences of the Forester Training School at Parkend During The Early
By Pete Ralph
The rescue and conservation of the Whitecliff ironworks in the
Forest of Dean. .
The Present State of the Forest.
Thomas Rudge’s History Of the County of Gloucestershire, 1803
Forty Shilling Freeholders? How the Foresters got the Vote. .
Interim report on the Foresters’ Forest Veteran Tree and Archaeology Project at
Brookways Ditch, near Parkend.
Abbots Wood. .
A Commitment to Education: The Westaway Family and the Westaway Medal for
Merit, Drybrook Primary School . . .
Interesting and notable trees of Dean Thirty Years on. Part 3: Sweet Chestnut,
Ash, Holly, Yew and Other trees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
This edition includes accounts of two projects concerning local archaeology and the historic landscape.
They were led by professional experts and undertaken by interested volunteers. The numbers taking
part demonstrate the wide interest in this branch of the local heritage. Projects concerning wildlife and
community history are also underway and equally successful. All are funded through the Foresters’ Forest HLF Landscape Partner Scheme.