Videos and talks

Below are a selection of videos and recorded talks about the history of Gloucester

Make your choice from the list below

Gloucester to America

A presentation by Jim Dillon of the Gloucester Civic Trust on links between the city and the USA, especially those relating to George Whitefield, Button Gwinnett, and John Stafford Smith.

Whitefriars

A presentation about Whitefriars Friary by Andrew Armstrong, the City Archaeologist, following excavations performed after demolition of the bus station and multi storey car park as part of the redevelopment of the Kings Quarter

City Coats of Arms

A presentation by Richard Trelfa of the Gloucester Civic Trust on the history of the City Coats of Arms.

Cathedral Quarter

A presentation by Claire Dovey-Evans – Cathedral Quarter Project Officer

Battle of Highnam

A presentation by Paul Drinkwater of the Gloucester Civic Trust on the Battle of Highnam 1643

Sir Thomas Rich

A presentation by Paul Drinkwater of the Gloucester Civic Trust on Sir Thomas Rich 1601 – 1667

George Whitefield

A presentation by Paul Drinkwater of the Gloucester Civic Trust on George Whitefield 1714 – 1777

Roman Rock Road

A presentation by Paul Drinkwater of the Gloucester Civic Trust on the Roman Rock Road

Gloucestershire and the Atlantic Slave Trade

A presentation by Tony Conder of the Gloucester Civic Trust

 Gloucester Civic Trust – Our Story Part 1

 A presentation by Phil Moss and Sue Smith on the Civic Trust’s history 

 Gloucester Civic Trust – Our Story Part 2

Part two of a presentation by Phil Moss and Sue Smith on the Civic Trust’s history

 Siege of Gloucester

A presentation by Paul Drinkwater to Tewkesbury Civic Trust on the Siege of Gloucester

 Introduction to the Forum

Reef Group’s Esther Croft and Sam Potter talk about the exciting new Forum development in the Whitefriars area of Gloucester.

 Protecting St Oswalds

Gloucester City Conservation Officer Kate Biggs introduces the repair and conservation work currently being done on Aethelflaed’s St Oswald’s Priory. Followed by a talk and demonstration of the works by historic building conservationist Jake Etherton

 King’s Square Uncovered

Gloucester City archaeologist Andrew Armstrong explains the significance of the Roman remains that have been uncovered recently during the developments in King’s Square. 

 The River Twyver

A presentation by Paul Drinkwater on the history of the River Twyver.