2014 30th Ann exhibition


A Laurie Lee (centenary year)
B Lypiatt Park and Lynn Chadwick
C Summer Street community
D Stroud Local History Society / Puzzles
E Round and About Stroud / Holidays and Outings
F Stroud’s cinemas
G Local Events / Peckham’s photos
H Empire Day / Peckham’s photos
I Bridging Cultures / Writing for Pleasure / People / Cotswold Poets / Joys of Steam and Railways
J Railways continued / New Mills / Stroud in 1951 / Thomas Hughes
K Brick Row / Social Housing / Workhouse / Almshouses
L Victorian Stroud and The Field estate
M Past Visitors to Stroud
N Stroud Schools / Canals
O Uplands community / Wood workers
P Non-Conformists and their chapels



4 slide shows

  • Was it really 30 years ago?
  • Subscription Rooms – the first 90 years
  • Stroll round Stroud in 1937
  • Domestic life in Victorian Stroud

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The exhibition contains material from research by present and past members.    SLHS Summer Exhibtn 2014 TWEAKED

Photographs by Tony Macer


Stroud Local History Society is the local history society for Stroud in the historic County of Gloucestershire, UK.

Currently we have over 80 members.

Monthly indoors meetings  from September to April, normally take place at the St Laurence Church Hall in The Shambles, Stroud.

Summer visits are also arranged.

The Town of  Stroud officially dates from 1304, prior to that it was  part of the parish of Bisley.  Stroud was granted a market charter in 1594 and the Old Town Hall in The Shambles dates from that time.

Stroud became an important centre for the woollen industry using local and imported wool, producing fine quality cloth, known internationally as ‘Strouds’. Billiard cloth and the cloth for tennis balls are still produced.

The development of the industry resulted from the purity and availability of water in the network of streams from the local hills. Mills were built along the streams to utilise the water power, many of these buildings remain today, one of which still produces cloth.



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