Scribe's Alcove

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Scribe's Alcove

A excellent site if you are searching for information on families living in and around Berkeley, Hill, Oldbury-upon-Severn, Rockhampton, Stone and Thornbury parishes. You will find information about the parish itself, transcriptions of parish registers, census returns, memorial inscriptions and trade directories.

Scribe's Alcove - , Gloucestershire

Sheppard Family

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Sheppard Family

This website contains some well documented research done by Adrian Sheppard into the SHEPPARD, CORDY and BATTEN families of Gloucestershire.

Sheppard Family - , Gloucestershire

Tetbury Families

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Tetbury Families

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Information about families who lived in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, collated from parish registers, census returns etc by the author. Also lots of local history information on businesses, streets, buildings, churches, farms, inns and schools.

Tetbury Families - , Gloucestershire

Tewkesbury Fair Society

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Tewkesbury Fair Society

Tewkesbury

Details of Fairground Model Show and the Tewkesbury Mop Fair. The Tewkesbury Mop Fair is the largest street fair in Gloucestershire and one of the oldest fairs in the country. Website gives an interesting history of the Mop Fair and includes some interesting old photographs.

Tewkesbury Fair Society - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

The Company of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - The Company of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation

The Company can trace its roots back to the 1730s when an Act was passed allowing the creation of a navigation to link Stroud to the River Severn in Gloucestershire, England. It is believed to be the oldest surviving canal company in the world. This website details the heritage of the Stroudwater Canal.

The Company of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation - , Gloucestershire

The Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - The Cotswold Canals in Pictures

The Cotswold Canals comprise the Stroudwater Navigation and the Thames & Severn Canal. Together this 37 mile route used to link the River Severn at Framilode, to the River Thames near Lechlade, both of which are in Gloucestershire. About 6 miles of the Cotswold Canals is currently being restored, with the work due to be completed in 2014. The remainder of the route is largely unnavigable. This website illustrates the current condition of the Canals through some 300+ photographs. These show the progress of the restoration and all the surviving major structures, infilled sections and other obstructions to navigation (where access has been possible).

The Cotswold Canals in Pictures - , Gloucestershire

The Cotswolds Canals Partnership

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - The Cotswolds Canals Partnership

The restoration of the Cotswold Canals - the Stroudwater Navigation (7 miles/12km) and the Thames and Severn Canal (29 miles/46km) - will see the connection of England`s two greatest rivers; the Thames and the Severn for the first time in over seventy years. This restoration project will provide opportunities for all by acting as a catalyst for continuing social, economic and environmental regeneration whilst safeguarding their future for everyone to enjoy. Lots of information on this website about the restoration as well as the history.

The Cotswolds Canals Partnership - , Gloucestershire

Tibberton Village

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Tibberton Village

Tibberton

Website contains a village history section dedicated to memories of the village collected and compiled by the local people. Includes a history of Tibberton school with class photos. Index of surnames on graves and memorials in the parish church and Wesleyan methodist chapel in Tibberton. Graveyard plan and transcript of graves.

Tibberton Village - Tibberton, Gloucestershire

Wathen Family

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Wathen Family

An well documented genealogy of the Wathen family originating from Kings Stanley in Gloucestershire.

Wathen Family - , Gloucestershire

Wiggall-Wiggill-Wiggle Family

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Wiggall-Wiggill-Wiggle Family

The Wiggall family has its origins in Cranham, Gloucestershire. Now spread all over the world, most can trace their roots back to Richard Wiggall born in Cranham in 1609.

Wiggall-Wiggill-Wiggle Family - , Gloucestershire

WWII GIs in Ashchurch, Tewkesbury

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - WWII GIs in Ashchurch, Tewkesbury

From 1942 to 1944 in the suburban village of Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, thousands of GIs were based - one of the most important logistical bases for the D-Day landings in Britain. Website includes list of GIs, who served there, as well as a history of Ashchurch camp.

WWII GIs in Ashchurch, Tewkesbury - , Gloucestershire

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