The Forest of Dean Local History Society has for the last 30 years published an annual journal, "The New Regard". The journal is now sent all over the world to universities and libraries as well as to individuals. It provides a vehicle for Forest historians to present the results of their research to a wide audience in the Forest area and beyond. The New Regard is in A4 format and normally consists of over 60 pages incorporating fully illustrated articles.
Many of the more recent volumes of New Regard are still available for purchase from our online store. However if any articles in our New Regard Index are of interest, but are in out of print issues, we offer a reprint service for specific articles.
More recently the Society has produced a series of compact discs which focus on particular aspects of Forest history. The first CD, "Photos for a New Century" incorporates 144 photographs which were initially taken as part of the Gloucestershire 2000 Photographic Archive project. The second CD, "The Great War Scrapbook of Laura Morse", consists mainly of obituaries collected from the local Forest Mercury weekly newspaper of young men who were killed in the Great War of 1914-1918. With grant aid from the Local Heritage Initiative (Heritage Lottery Fund), the Society has produced a further CD, "Roll of Honour", which details mining & quarrying fatalities in the Forest of Dean, and also has an index of freeminers.
We have also recently recently republished the "Mine Trail Walks", and the Bicslade Tramroad Trail.
If you want to buy any of our publications, please go to the FODLHS online store.
Writing For the New Regard
The Society is always seeking good quality contributions to The New Regard. We have no strong opinions on the nature of the article as long as it is relevant to the Forest of Dean and its history. A strongly researched paper on a little known topic or a straightforward personal story of life and times in the Forest is equally interesting to our readers. If you do not feel comfortable writing the article itself but believe you have a good story to tell, we would be very happy to help you out.
We welcome articles from non-members but priority will always be given to members. If there is insufficient room in the current New Regard, a member’s article will be published the following year.
Electronic format is preferred but legible hand-written submissions are acceptable.
As a first step, please contact Ian Standing, (the editor of The New Regard), by telephone: