Welcome to the Forest of Dean Local History Society website

Welcome to the website of the Forest of Dean Local History Society, the oldest society in the County! We recently celebrated our 70th year. Our membership is still growing and we are proud of the way we fulfil our mission of helping people to enjoy and know more about the rich local history of our area.

Normally, our members enjoy a regular programme of talks and historical walks as well as outings both within the Forest and further afield, with one or two events happening every month of the year. Unfortunately, in the current coronavirus crisis most of our events are taking place via 'Zoom', apart from a few walks.

Members receive a quarterly hard copy newsletter with short historical articles as well as news of the Society. Our annual journal, The New Regard, is highly thought of and this year we published the 34th volume of research by our members. All our publications are available for sale here. Members can buy all publications at discounted prices.

Non-members are always welcome to our indoor talks for a small entrance fee, but to get the most out of the Society we do encourage you to become a member. Details of how to join us can be found here

Find out more details under About us.

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