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Gloucester Civic Trust

Based at St Michael’s Tower at The Cross. With the active support of its members, the Trust provides a varied programme of tours and activities to bring alive the history of the city for local residents and visitors.

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In the spring of 2020 Gloucester Civic Trust will be opening “The Folk of Gloucester”, an exhibition and events space housed in a large Tudor building in Lower Westgate, Gloucester, which tells the story of Gloucester Folk from Tudor times to the modern day.


Heritage Open Days celebrate England’s fantastic historic architecture and culture by offering FREE access to properties which are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Every year on four days in September, there’s a chance to discover architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of events and activities which bring local history and culture to life.

In Gloucester, the events are organised by the Civic Trust and offer a huge range of activities including guided walks, access to historic buildings, music recitals, talks and cultural activities. Gloucester can trace its history from Roman occupation in the first century. It is rich in Saxon, Medieval and Tudor history and played a crucial part in the English Civil War with the Siege of 1643.

Details of this year’s events can be found at: www.gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk

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Gloucester Residents' weekend

Every year in Spring, as part of Gloucester Residents Weekend, the Civic Trust offers a selection of free guided Walks.

While these walks are free to residents, the numbers are limited, and advance booking is required. Tickets for the walks are available from the Tourist Information Centre which is located in the City Museum in Brunswick Road.

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Gloucester Residents’ Weekend 2020

This year the popular Residents' Weekend will be on Saturday March 28th 2020. A full range of free guided walks will be available. Full details of the walks and how to book them will be published shortly, so put the date in your diary now.  

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Spring Public Talks 2020

The Civic Trust talks programme provides interesting insights into local history. These talks are open to all but there is a retiring collection. The talks are held at the Gala Club, Fairmile Gardens, Tewkesbury Road, Gloucester GL2 9EB and start at 7.30 pm Wednesday,...

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The Folk of Gloucester!

This will be the new name for the Life Museum which was previously the Folk Museum in Westgate Street.   Gloucester Civic Trust are taking over the building in the Autumn and it will be reopened as an Exhibition and events space for the Community in the Spring of...

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Can you help the MOD War Detectives?

We are working with the team to track down relatives of some of those who served with 1st Battalion the Glosters during the Korean War, and didn't make it home. A number of remains are being held that need to be identified, and we need your help.

See below for a list of individuals whose families have not yet been reached. If you know any member of the family then please do get in touch with us at the museum and we will connect you to the team - enquiries@sogm.co.uk

BOWL, Pte Victor Thurston (DOB 24/01/1926)
CABRAL, Lt Henry Chapman (DOB 24/12/1928)
CLARKE, Pte George (DOB 20/11/1920)
DONALDSON, Pte William J (DOB 20/10/1921)
GRAY, Pte Clifford George (DOB 24/03/1929)
GRAY, L/Cpl Reginald John (DOB 27/11/1931)
HARRIS, Pte Gerald Roy (DOB 02/04/1932)
HARRISON, Pte Eric Edward (DOB 12/06/1931)
HILTON, Pte Frank Broadbent (DOB 05/12/1928)
HUGHES, Pte Robert William (DOB 03/05/1920)
JONES, Cpl Ronald Edward (DOB 04/11/1929)
LEE, L/Cpl George Leonard (DOB 30/06/1931)
MADGWICK, Pte Edward Charles (DOB 11/01/1922)
MEW, L/Cpl Derek Dudley (DOB 20/02/1922)
MORRISS, Pte Edmund Cyril (DOB 27/06/1931)
PENROSE, Pte Mervyn Colin (DOB 22/12/1926)
POSSEE, Cpl Walter D (DOB 04/11/1920)
SHELTON, Pte Frederick William (DOB 12/04/1921)
SYNNOTT, Pte William Francis (DOB 18/03/1918)

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