Chalford Parish Local History Group was formally convened in September 2016 after a series of very successful monthly meetings beginning in May of that year.


We currently have over 60 members and also have a Facebook Group here. This is a private Group so you will need to join to see posts.


This website is evolving so do keep returning as new material is being added all the time.



The picture shows the editors, proofreaders and most of the authors of our latest book Hilltop and Valley, Stories from Chalford Parish and Eastcombe. On sale at Eastcombe Store, Chalford Village Shop and Chalford Parish Centre. Fully illustrated, it has 376 pages for just £10.

[Click on all our pictures to enlarge]


The next meeting is: 


Wednesday 20 March at 7.30 pm in France Lynch Church Rooms


Gloucester Cathedral – A Royal Abbey


An illustrated talk by John Dawson. The story of Gloucester Cathedral from the founding of the Anglo-Saxon Abbey to the part played by Chalford’s Pangolin Editions in its latest statue. The role of the Abbey in Henry III’s Coronation, the dastardly murder of Edward II, and how it escaped destruction at the hands of Henry VIII





We meet monthly except August and December, normally on the third Wednesday of the month.


Our current programme is here and other local events of historical interest here.

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