Local and Family History
THere are many interesting folders on open display available for reference.
all of these can be viewed in the Museum at your leisure.
HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THEM:
- WW1 “Letters to Harold”: 18 letters written by J W (Jack) Mason RE 1916-1918 to schoolboy Harold Greening.
- Emma Dent’s 1877 Annals of Winchcombe and Sudeley (scanned copy) on open display.
- Extracts from Books in Winchcombe Parish Church by Thomas Webb 1894.
- Winchcombe WW1 VAD Hospital photographs.
- Katherine Parr and Frederick Simmons.
- Winchcombe Infant School 1868-1872 transcribed by Judith Pugh.
- Winchcombe 18th and 19th century clock makers and their clocks by Mike Lovett.
- 1st Gloucester Volunteer Royal Engineers “G” Company (Winchcombe) 1889-1907.
- Correspondence between Harold Greening & H J Massingham (and others) on Winchcombe life & people 1936-1948 Transcribed by Bridget Yates.
- Waterhatch - The farmhouse and work on the farm in 1950s photographs.
- Changing Traders 1880s-1980s. 100 years of Winchcombe shops & adverts.
- Winchcombe’s old fire engine, 1789-1891.
- Winchcombe 1939-1945. People, past and present, write about their lives in Winchcombe in the war years.
- Winchcombe schools, where and when? Plus information on schools’ items in the collection.
- St Kenelm, his legend and Winchcombe.
- Winchcombe Court of Petty Sessions, 1877-1894. The Museum’s two Victorian Registers, which give all cases and names, indexed by Rosemary Potter.
- Winchcombe & Sudeley Manor 1841 census transcribed by Rosemary Potter.
- Monumental Inscriptions in St Peter’s Churchyard by Gloucester Street History Group.
- Surnames index to the Museum’s collection of documents, photographs and other items.
- Copies and transcripts of photographs, documents, cuttings and other sources of local and family history.
- Memoirs and memories: Winchcombe people past and present write in their own words about life and work from 1850s to 1970s.
- Mariette Lydis, artist and refugee, in Winchcombe 1939-1940. Display and folders.
- “Then and Now”: Photographs of Winchcombe streets taken in 1870s-1900s and again in 2002.
- The 1887 Golden Jubilee celebrations in Winchcombe.
- Local information index: brief details of buildings past and present (schools, shops, churches, hospitals etc) events and people. Photographs and notes on many local buildings.
- Information on Shepherd Richard Wiggins 1820-1913 whose smock is on display.
- Winchcombe in pictures: buildings, school and group photographs etc.
- 1815 Greet & Sudeley Tenements enclosure map, and indexes of fields’ names and numbers and of owners’ names.