Welcome

Come and see us in person to undertake research on our site. To prepare for your visit and learn about our Covid-secure measures please see here 

Christmas and New Year arrangements

We will close to the public on 24th December at 4.30pm, reopening on 4th January 2022 at 9am. Customers wishing to visit during the first week of January, please send in your pre-orders as soon as possible, no later than 24th December 2021.

The Know your Place website

Please note that the Know Your Place website will be unavailable between 9am and 2pm on Saturday 16 October

Ordering copies of vehicle licensing records

Gloucestershire Archives holds some vehicle licensing records. We can provide certified copies from the records that we hold.

Vehicles licensed by Gloucestershire County Council (K264)

Gloucestershire Archives holds the records for individual vehicles, including motorcycles and tractors, licensed in Gloucestershire between 1903-1975. 

We can provide certified copies of these which the DVLA require for re-registering an old vehicle.  Please note that we need the vehicle's registration number if you contact us for a bespoke quotation.

Please note that the amount of information recorded about an individual vehicle can vary.

 

Vehicles licensed by Gloucester City Council (GBR L15)

Few records relating to vehicles licensed by Gloucester City Council have survived.  These are:

  • registers of early licences issued between 1903 and 1920
  • some sample vehicle registration files mainly covering the years, 1954-74
  • a few registration books for the years 1936-52
  • some licence renewal documents covering the years, 1919 until the early 1960s (microfilm).

You can employ an independent researcher to search these for details of your vehicle and make copies of any information found.  Please note that licence renewal documents survive only if the renewal took place between the date of the vehicle's first registration and the compilation of the films.

We can certify your copies of registrations.

We charge:

  • £20 (includes verifying your copies, certification and postage)

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