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An Unexpected Tour around Colonel Massie’s House

Last weekend I joined the Pub History Society on a tour around the pubs of Gloucester. I blogged about it here. Although the purpose of the day was to visit historic pubs, the Society members were also interested in historic … Continue reading

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A Day of Pub History

Yesterday was a day for education. History to be more specific; pub history to be precise. I always find practical lessons to be the best approach, so I joined the Pub History Society for a walk around some of Gloucester’s … Continue reading

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The Sword: Gloucester’s Oldest Pub?

Last month I blogged about plans to re-open the Union in Westgate Street under its original name, The Sword. A photo appeared on Twitter earlier in the week, posted by Emily Knight Gibbon, indicating that things are progressing well towards … Continue reading

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A New Landlord for the Dick Whittington

Over the past few months there has been a bit of a shake-up around the city’s pubs, with a number of landlords moving around. One of these moves has seen Martyn Penn move across the road from The Old Crown … Continue reading

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Bishop Hooper

458 years ago today saw one of the most gruesome events in Gloucester’s long and fascinating history. On 9 February 1555, Bishop John Hooper was burned at the stake for heresy by the Catholic ‘Bloody’ Mary for refusing to recant … Continue reading

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St Oswald’s Priory

St Oswald’s Priory is impressively historic. It is not easy to stumble upon for the average tourist, being tucked away at the end of Archdeacon Street, not far from the busy St Oswald’s Road. It is worth seeking out though, … 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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