Wotton-under-Edge Historical Society

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An Historic Map of Wotton-under–Edge

This A4 size coloured map is based on the 1882 Ordnance Survey map of the town at 25 inches to the mile. The map has been annotated with information on some of the historic buildings, people and facts. As well as being of interest in itself it makes an ideal gift when visiting relatives and friends abroad....

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By Asia to Australia - an 1849 Diary The Diary of a Voyage in 1849 by James Broom; edited by Beryl A. Kingan. Published by Wotton-under-Edge Historical Society 2004

This Diary covers the first two months of a voyage form Plymouth to Adelaide, and the start of a return voyage in 1851. The diary was found in the Society’s archives within memorabilia of the Foxwell family, whose home was the Post Office in the nineteenth century in Wotton-under-Edge.. Research has revealed that the diarist lived in Warminster, Wiltshire and was writing the diary for...

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Four into One. The Story of the Blue Coat School, Wotton-under-Edge; by Beryl A. Kingan. Published by Wotton-under-Edge Historical Society 2007

This is the story of four schools which became united as one school. The Blue Coat School was founded in 1693 and the Chipping School in 1836. The Church Infants School merged with the Chipping School in 1893. In 1923 Blue Coat became an Infants School which combined with the Chipping School in 1974 to become Blue Coat C of E Primary School. On 28th February 2000 the school moved to new premises, ...

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More Wotton Worthies. By members of Wotton-under-Edge Historical Society. Published by Wotton-under-Edge Historical Society, 2005

A further collection of biographies of notable people associated with Wotton-under-Edge. The 6 articles were originally published in the Wotton-under-Edge Historical Society Journals between 2000 and 2005. All the subjects were either born in or around Wotton or chose to make the town their home. Some have contributed directly to the community, others have enhanced the town of Wotton by their achi...

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Worthies of Wotton-under-Edge. By G.B. Masefield M.A. D.Sc. Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, England. Published by the author, 1982

The selection of the 15 worthies of Wotton-under-Edge that are described in this book has inevitably been a matter of arbitrary judgement. Firstly no living person is included and secondly only real worthies who did some good by their fellow-men have been included. The 15 included: Joan Lady Berkeley (c.1200-1276) Katherine Lady Berkeley (c.1320-1385) Alderman Hugh Perry (1580-1635) ...

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