Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Gloucester, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Gloucester

Historic Maps of Gloucester and the local area.

I was born in Gloucester in 1949 & had a really wonderful childhood there with my two younger brothers. In the early years, we spent our school holidays exploring Robinswood Hill. Taking picnics, lighting & cooking on fires, just having so much innocent fun. We lived on an estate that was a close community although we didn't realize it in those days. When we were in our teens we'd hop on a bus & go ...see more

'The Grate People'. Famous for cooking ranges, fireplaces etc as well as general ironmongery. Opened in 1905, wound-up in 1965. Started by my great-grandfather & partner from the west country. There is a re-creation of the shop in Gloucester Folk Museum nearby. Although the shop looks nothing like the original, they do have authentic items on display. The site is now a Nationwide building society branch and no trace of the original frontage remains.