Stonehouse History Group

Welcome to the web site for Stonehouse History Group

- promoting  interest in the History of Stonehouse & the locality.

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Stonehouse History Group Journals   

We publish a history journal once a year where we produce articles about the history of Stonehouse, including the memories of local people.

Issues 6 and 7, as well as past issues, can be purchased from

The Town Hall in the High Street or The Curiosity Shop in Queens Road.

Issue 7 £5 past issues £4 each.

Or contact us.

Issues 1 - 5 can now be viewed online here.   



On the edge of the Cotswolds

9 miles south of Gloucester

3 miles west of Stroud

51°.44’.33” N

02°.17’.02” W

Height 41 Metres/135 Feet

Postcode GL10 in Google maps.

Click to view Issue 1 May 2012 Click to view Isse 2 December 2012 journal Click to view Isse 3  May 2013 Journal

2018 Events

We meet at Park Junior School Hall, Elm Road, Stonehouse

Every 2nd Weds in the month

at 7.30 pm

All welcome

If you wish to join our group just come along to any meeting.

£5 annual sub due in May.

Meeting fee £1 members

£2 non-members

Next meeting

Weds March 14th

7.30 pm

Show and Tell

Members will give short talks about some aspect of local history or an interesting historical object.

Please bring along anything you would like to show.

Weds April 11th

Geoff North

“Gloucestershire’s VA Hospitals.”

Weds May 9th

AGM Ten Year Anniversary Review

Weds June 13th

Richard White “The Birth of Radio - The experimental years before the BBC.”

Weds July 11th

Richard Lacey “Stanley Mill.”

Weds Sept 12th

Ray Wilson

“Stroud’s other industries.”

Weds Oct 10th

Richard Kelsey and Dave Lamb

“The Severn from the air: the last 80 miles.”

Weds Nov 14th

“The effects of World War One in Stonehouse.”

Weds Dec 12th

John Putley

“Medieval Pets.”

ISSUE 4, FINAL 6May2014 for website 2016.pdf Final Journal issue 5 draft 4th  May.pdf

Stonehouse Remembered

Audio clips

from local people remembering Stonehouse long ago

Audio Clips

Web pages created and maintained by Darrell Webb for Stonehouse History Group  2010 - 2017 .   2018 under new management

Stonehouse  History  Group  have  made  all  efforts  to  trace  copyright  holders  of  individual  historical photographs, videos and  documents  reproduced  here  where  appropriate. We will  be  happy  to  comply  with  copyright  law  or  remove  items  from  the  site  should  we  be  made  aware  of  any  relevant  copyright  issues.

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Please note in 2018  our meetings will be in the hall at Park Junior School.

Stonehouse History Group Walks

Stonehouse History Group can offer several guided walks around the area, incorporating historic photos of local buildings and landmarks. We can tailor the walk to suit your group depending on distance and time. Most walks will take between 1 and  2 hours.

Click on the map for more information

Stonehouse History Group Walks 2018.pdf Example walk

Dr McLanahan

In 1912, Dr McLanahan, a Stonehouse doctor who lived in The Mount at the bottom of Regent Street, purchased a horse ambulance for the Stroud District.

The ambulance was to be kept at the Crown and Anchor Hotel (now the High Street Surgery)

The photo below from the Stroud News shows the ambulance parked outside the front door of the hotel.

The 2nd photo shows the doctor and the St John Ambulance Brigade, Stonehouse Division, outside The Mount.