Welcome to the Forest of Dean Local History Society website

Welcome to the website of the Forest of Dean Local History Society,  the second oldest society in the County! We recently celebrated our 75th year. Our membership is still growing and we are proud of the way we fulfil our mission of helping people to enjoy and know more about the rich local history of our area.



Our members enjoy a regular programme of talks and historical walks as well as outings both within the Forest and further afield, with one or two events happening every month of the year. 

Members receive our quarterly hard copy newsletter, discounts from our e-shop, regular updates by email of local historical happenings, and free attendance at our indoor talks. Our annual journal, The New Regard, is highly thought of and this year we published the 38th volume of research by our members. All our publications are available for sale here. Members can buy all publications at discounted prices.

Membership of the Society costs £12 pa for one and £17 for two people at the same address. Details of how to join us can be found here


Visitors welcome at our talks

Non members are very welcome at our talks for a small admission charge. Details of forthcoming talks can be found below.



Find out more details about the History Society under About us.