New Book Stock – January 2020, by Sue Constance

There is a fascinating array of books on the New Book Stock shelves in the searchroom at the moment.  Most of them were published and added to stock during 2019.

This is just a small selection of items available for research at Gloucestershire Archives.Gloucestershire Archives is always grateful to receive items in printed or digital format to enhance stock.

Top shelf

A-Z Cheltenham, Places, People, History – David Elder. Eclectic mixture of subjects covered in this format.

Woman with the Iceberg Eyes:  Oriana J. Wilson – Katherine MacInnes

Laurie Lee Down in the Valley A Writer’s Landscape – Edited by David Parker

The Medieval Clothier – John S. Lee (Published 2018). Plate VII in this volume shows a portrait of Thomas Bell, a Mayor of Gloucester who acquired Blackfriars Priory after the dissolution of the monasteries. He made the main church his mansion and used other buildings as workshops for his weavers.

The Last Days, Lower Chedworth 1840 – 1959 – Barry Pilkington

Second shelf

My adventures with Britain’s Rare Breeds – A Breed Apart – Adam Henson. Biographical information from Countryfile presenter and owner of the Cotswold Farm Park based in Gloucestershire

Werner Zorek:  From Breslau to Gloucester and Beyond – Michael Zorek. Information about the Kindertransport scheme

Maps for Family and Local History – The records of the Tithe, Valuation Office and National Farm Surveys of England and Wales 1836 – 1943 – Second revised Edition – Geraldine Beech and Rose Mitchell. This was published in 2004 but only presented to Gloucestershire Archives by the kind gift of Charlie Morriss in November 2019

Gloucestershire Record Series Volume 33 ‘Conspicuously marked’:  Vehicle Registration in Gloucestershire, 1903 -13 – Edited by Peter Barlow and Martin Bootham.  The Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. This book was launched and well received during Gloucester History Festival 2019 and as usual with these volumes it includes some really useful indexes.  Index of Places, Index of Names, Index of Occupations, Index of Car Manufacturers and Index of Motor Manufacturers.  The vehicle registrations examined are AD for the County of Gloucestershire and FH for the City of Gloucester.  There is also a fascinating introduction explaining the information that survives about vehicle registration in Gloucestershire.

The History of Tewkesbury’s War Hospitals 1914 – 1918 ‘Alien Duties for the Privileged’? – John Dixon with research assisted by Linda Kean-Price THS Publications No. 17

Third Shelf

Historic England Gloucestershire Unique Views from the Archives of Historic England, by David Elder

Stroud and the Five Valleys From Old Photographs – Howard Beard

Gloucester From Old Photographs – Images from John Rowden – Philip Moss & Derrick Hall. This was published in 2016 but has been a constant favourite with people looking at old photographs of Gloucester.

Secret Forest of Dean – Mark Turner. Photographs and information from across the Forest of Dean district about places not always well-known.

A-Z of Gloucester, Places, People, History – Roger Smith. Eclectic mixture of subjects covered in this format.

Bottom Shelf

Kiftsgate Court Gardens Three Generations of Women Gardeners – Vanessa Berridge. Sumptuous photography by Sabina Ruber helps to make this a fascinating study of these internationally well-known gardens

The New Regard The Journal of the Forest of Dean Local History Society. Contains a variety of articles about local research by some of the members.

Cheltenham Local History Journal. Contains a variety of articles about local research by some of the members.

Also on display in the research room at the moment are a few books from the English Civil War collection, which was transferred to Gloucestershire Archives from Stow on the Wold Library a few years ago. These give a flavour of the much larger collection which is kept in our strong rooms, but is fully listed and orderable on the online catalogue.

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