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Tewkesbury Local and Family History

For anyone who wants to know about past and present life in Tewkesbury and the surrounding area.

Tewkesbury Woodard database

  • Index to a range of local and family history sources, including census returns, local newspapers, published histories and other documents
  • Search by name, place or topic

Tewkesbury John Moore Collection

  • This unique reference collection relating to the life and writing of John Moore, donated by his widow, is now held at Gloucestershire Archives. See the John Moore Collection in the online catalogue.


  • Wide range of books and pamphlets about Tewkesbury and the surrounding area
  • Victoria County History of Gloucestershire
  • Standard histories of Gloucestershire

Newspapers and periodicals

  • Complete run of the Tewkesbury Register, later the Tewkesbury Journal, on microfilm from its beginning in 1858 to its closure in 1984
  • Tewkesbury Historical Society Bulletin, 1992 to date


  • Maps and plans of Tewkesbury and the surrounding area from the 1880s to the 1990s, including Ordnance Survey maps at 25 inches to the mile/1:2500 on microfiche and 6 inches to the mile/1:10,000
  • GOAD plans of Tewkesbury town centre, showing shops and businesses, 1988 to date


  • County directories on microfiche, 1820 to 1939


  • Varied collection of photographs relating to life in Tewkesbury including a photographic record of streets and buildings donated by the Borough Council and Museum

Tewkesbury Historical Society

  • The Society's website can be accessed here 

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