Welcome to the Minchinhampton Local History Group Website!
This is the website for Minchinhampton Local History Group. We are still building it so please bear with us! Do keep returning as new material is being added all the time.
Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 8.00 p.m. at the Hub, Tobacconist Road, Minchinhampton.
N.B. THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE OF TOPIC
Redler’s of Dudbridge – the history of a local business by Keith Walker
For directions to the Hub, click here
If you have not renewed your membership, or are interested in joining the Local History Group, you will be able to download a form Membership 2018 here and return it, with the appropriate fee, to the address given.
OUR LATEST PUBLICATION:
The Great War story of the Stroud Valleys – including Minchinhampton, Brimscombe, Rodborough, Stonehouse, Chalford and the surrounding villages, as well as Stroud itself – is told in contemporary documents, reminiscences recorded over time, and modern research, all vividly illustrated by postcards, photographs and other World War I ephemera. A section explores the Great War from the Minchinhampton Perspective, not just the names on the war memorials but the experiences of those in the town at the time. A further chapter looks at the development and final abandonment of the Australian Air Force Minchinhampton Aerodrome in the years 1918 – 1919. The cover depicts the Victory Parade, in July 1919, in Minchinhampton High Street.
The book can be purchased from bookshops in the area (£12.99), or from Minchinhampton Local History Group (Mrs. Diana Wall) or through the Parish Office at the Trap House at the special introductory price of £10.
AN ARTICLE ON MINCHINHAMPTON:
Matt Payne has recently compiled a short photo essay on the village’s ancient stone gateposts, drawing aesthetic parallels with the area’s famous standing stones. He lived in Minchinhampton in his youth (1975 – 2004) and says “I am now appreciating with refreshed enthusiasm, some of the area’s more intriguing and esoteric features.” To read his article, click here