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Reflections on Gloucester Day

Last weekend we celebrated Gloucester Day Gloucester Day is actually 5 September and commemorates the lifting of the Siege of Gloucester in the Civil War in 1643, when the city successfully stood against the King. Gloucester Day was a national … Continue reading

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Gloucester Ladies

Gloucester is, of course, full of attractive people of both sexes. However, they are not usually as immaculately and formally attired as these three lovely ladies snapped on the fringes of last year’s Gloucester Day Parade. It looks like I … Continue reading

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Pubs, History and Pub History

It’s been quite a while since I last blogged. This is because I’ve been kind of busy. I’ve been having fun getting out on my bike, meeting friends and visiting pubs. Sadly, I am also expected to go to work … Continue reading

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A City To Be Proud Of

It’s been quite a summer in Gloucester. Just over a month ago we had the brilliant Rhythm & Blues Festival, which over its first weekend coincided with the Gloucester Carnival, the Quay’s Food Festival and the New Inn Open Day; … Continue reading

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Happy Gloucester Day!

September 5th is Gloucester Day. It harks back to 1643 and the triumphant end of the Siege of Gloucester. The Southgate was re-erected the same year with the inscription “A City Assulted by Man but Saved by God – Ever … Continue reading

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Gloucester Day Revisited (with photos)

It’s almost two weeks since my last blog, when I was looking forward to the Gloucester Day Parade on 5 September. This is now long in the past, but this is my first chance to catch up so I wanted … Continue reading

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Happy Gloucester Day!

Saturday (5 September) is Gloucester Day. This commemorates the auspicious date in 1643 when the Siege of Gloucester came to an end after the city had stood alone holding out against overwhelming Royalist forces. Led by Colonel Edward Massie, who was only 23 … Continue reading

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