Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society

The Glosters at Waterloo

Talk by Andy Meller
Wednesday 27th March 2024 at 7:30pm

at the Ashcroft Church, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester GL7 1RA  


 Andy Meller will lead us in the footsteps of the North Gloucestershire 28th Regiment of Foot as they take part in the Waterloo Campaign of June 1815. Always in the thick of the action, we will discover why the 28th were the only English line regiment to receive a mention by name in the Duke of Wellington’s famous Waterloo Despatch.Talk 

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Here we are in action at the ‘Lunch in the Park’ celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III in the Abbey Grounds on 18th May. We were offering people the opportunity to identify businesses and their locations in the town centre at the time of the last coronation. A fun conversation starter!’

Credit- M Graebe

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The demolition and rebuilding of flats off The Avenue, Cirencester, brought an article in our Newsletter 49 of 2009 on public art to the fore. The planning assessment shows much archaeology under the site, believed to be the original Roman town centre. The site has now been rebuilt.


Gloucestershire Archives are always keen to hear about any old documents, maps etc that are coming up for sale by auction in order to bring them to public access. Sometimes they are able to raise money to buy them for the archives before auctions push the price up. Claire Collins is Head of Collections and can be contacted by anyone with any information.


We are still receiving updates and enquiries about our information on those who died and even survived World War I. If you have more information than we have published about any of the people on the Cirencester monuments, do drop us a note.


Know Your Place West now has mapping for Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset. Maps from about 1840 to date can be compared and after moderation you can add historical information. Do watch the video to see how to use it! Have fun! Tithe maps have been added where they exist.