The Tewkesbury Historical Society
Welcome to our local History Society website
THS was formed in 1991 with the aim of researching and adding to our knowledge of the town of Tewkesbury. The Society meets monthly, usually on the third Thursday, at 7.45 pm in the Methodist Church at The Cross. At these meetings, which are open to non-members, invited speakers talk on some aspect of history. In addition, THS publishes books and an annual Bulletin of Research, to which contributions are invited. The Society also gives members the option of accessing online the Society's extensive Woodard Database of Local History data.
New book by John Dixon: 'Tewkesbury's Two Forgotten Railways!'
Currently sold out but may have a re-supply by Christmas.
With the support of THS, John Dixon has published his labour of love – Tewkesbury’s Two Forgotten Railways! – along with a reissue of Roger Butwell's 2011 commemoration dvd.
Reviewd by David Aldred:
THS Life President, John Dixon, with Peter Dawson who gave an interesting and well attended talk on 'Burgage Plots in Medieval Towns' at our 15 November meeting.
Remarkable Incidents Relative to Tewkesbury
In 1578, about Michaelmas, began the supposed sickness of Pestilence, in the town, and in six weeks died the number of thirty persons; but by the diligent care of the bailiffs in shutting up the suspected houses, a general infection was prevented.
Please note that for the time being we are sold out of this book but may have a re-supply by Christmas. It would be helpful if those who would still like a copy could email John and let him know as soon as possible.
Tewkesbury's Two Forgotten Railways!
Gloucestershire Local History Association
The Gloucestershire Local History Association includes representatives from many local history societies in the county, the county archives and local studies centres, and meets quarterly to discuss matters relating to local history in Gloucestershire. Details of events organised by the Association and member organisations may be found on their website: