Local History Group


 The group has its origins in the village’s 1998 meeting for ideas for the Millennium, where work on the book on 20th century Bicknor began.  The group was formally launched in October 2009.


We meet bi-monthly in English Bicknor Village Hall with a range of speakers including professional archaeologists, ex-miners, cavers and local researchers.



                                                                                                  Mary Dutson- A Victorian Christmas

Future meetings:



Thursday 13 June 2013                   7:30pm            The Archaeology of the Forest of Dean and  

                                                                                the LiDAR System

                                                                                John Hoyle, Senior Project Officer,
                                                                                Gloucester Archaeology Service      


Thursday 8 August 2013                 7:30pm             How 8,000 sheep and 100 badgers changed 

the Forest of Dean Forever

                                                                                Eric Warden-Heggie


Thursday 10 October 2013               7:30pm            Nelson visits South Wales and the Wye

                                                                                in 1802 

                                                                                 David Harrison


Thursday 12 December 2013           7:30pm             Victorian Underwear - Mary Dutson

                                                                                 Followed by Christmas Quiz, mulled wine

                                                                                 and Stollen                                                                                             

Village shop

                        Village Shop

Carnival 1958jpg

Village Carnival 1958

Previous talks

Click on the title to view a summary of the talk

A Victorian Christmas                           Life in Rhyme                          St Mary's Church



- The Parish of English Bicknor in the 20th Century                                  £5 (plus P&P)

- A publication on 19th Century English Bicknor is currently being researched.

For more information

Contact: Claire Scales                info@rocklodge.co.uk  

                                                 01594 836191 

or Eric Warden-Heggie              erickbicknor@talktalk.net   

                                                 01594 860868