New book out – It Happened in Gloucestershire

A fascinating new book about Gloucestershire has just been published. It Happened in Gloucestershire is a vibrant and compelling account of the county's diverse heritage; its heroes, its battles, its inventors and its outlandish sports. Phyllida Barstow's lively prose transports the reader across the county: from its stunning cathedral to its swan lake at Slimbridge, … Continue reading New book out – It Happened in Gloucestershire

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History Event goes off with a Bang at Tintern Old Station

The first of the 40th anniversary celebration events, organised by the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Overlooking the Wye at Old Station Tintern, thrilled the crowds at a Hands on History event. Over 2000 people attended and were thrilled by the ear splintering resound of cannon and musket fire demonstrations, ably … Continue reading History Event goes off with a Bang at Tintern Old Station

Find the Boar at Taurus Crafts near Lydney

Once again the boars are on the loose. This time they have escaped from their homes in local schools, playgroups and the Taurus Crafts craft units. So look out for Baldrick the Sniffer, Gruntana, Pinkie, Chops, Baez, Gloucester Old Square, Burt the Severn Boar, Sir Gruntalot, Rudolph, Boar Family Scratchings, Bordacea, Colin, Cecil, Boris, Clanger, Lavender and … Continue reading Find the Boar at Taurus Crafts near Lydney

Englsih Civil War at Tintern in the Wye Valley

The first, Hands on History event at Old Station Tintern, on Sunday, April 17  from 10am – 4.00pm, will feature exhibitions and demonstrations about the industrial past of the Wye Valley during the English Civil War. Sir William Pennyman’s Regiment of Foote from the English Civil War Society will be providing a living history military … Continue reading Englsih Civil War at Tintern in the Wye Valley