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  Gloucestershire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gloucestershire (pronounced [ˈglɒstəʃə]; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England.
When considered as a ceremonial county, Gloucestershire borders the preserved county of Gwent in Wales, and in England the ceremonial counties of Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Somerset and Wiltshire (including Swindon).
The area of South Gloucestershire was made part of the administrative County of Avon in 1974.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gloucestershire   (490 words)

 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
One famous son of Gloucestershire is Edward Jenner, the pioneer of Vaccinations.
Gloucestershire County Council and the six district councils of Cotswold, Cheltenham, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury provide services for the north.
The South Gloucestershire unitary council and that part of the City of Bristol unitary authority north of the River Avon administer the south of the County.
www.camelotintl.com /heritage/counties/england/gloucester.html   (1043 words)

 Gloucestershire on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Warwicks can upset the odds; NATWEST TROPHY: Mighty Gloucestershire stand in the way of glory for the Bears but confidence is high that they can pull it off Former Warwickshire all-rounder Paul Smith, who starred in their last NatWest final victory, gives his verdict on tomorrow's big game.(Cricket)
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust invests in speech recognition technology from Telephonetics; New system instantly brings benefits of speech recognition to over 5,000 staff and tens of thousands of callers.
Proposals for parliamentary constituency boundaries in the County of Gloucestershire.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/Gloucstshr.asp   (312 words)

 birding facts Birding Resources by the Fat Birder
Gloucestershire, on the English border with Wales, is a many faceted jewel of a County set in the very heart of rural Britain.
In Gloucestershire`s 1,000 square mile area there are many wildlife-friendly habitats, which include: The bird-rich beautifully scenic grass covered chalk and limestone hills of the peaceful Cotswolds [a high plateau patch-quilted with mature beech woods] in the East.
The Gloucestershire Naturalists Society (GNS) was formed in 1948 with the aim of promoting an interest in the varied wildlife of the county of Gloucestershire, U.K. At the same time, it assumed the task of recording the county`s flora and fauna.
www.fatbirder.com /links_geo/europe/england_gloucestershire.html   (2346 words)

 Welcome to the Gloucestershire Lawn Tennis Association
She played for Gloucestershire Women's Hockey Association and was Secretary for 53 years and President for seven years.
She is currently President, Trustee and Executive Committee Member of East Gloucestershire Club and is still organising league and junior teams on a day-to-day basis.
Over the years she has encouraged and supported everyone with whom she has been involved, and has shared her knowledge and experience by coaching and training players and officials at all levels of the game.
www.tennis-gloucestershire.org.uk   (1549 words)

 Technorati Tag: gloucestershire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Broadwell Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856 Broadwell is a parish and village, 1 mile north-east from Stow-on-the-Wold, and 2 north-west from the...
Buckland Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856 Buckland is a township, village and parish, 8 miles from Evesham station, on the Oxford, Worcester, and...
Wormington Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856 Wormington is a township, village, and parish, 6 miles from Evesham station on the Oxford, Worcester...
www.technorati.com /tag/gloucestershire   (492 words)

 GENUKI: Genealogical research information for Gloucestershire, England
Ralph Bigland visited many of Gloucestershire's graveyards in the late 18th Century, and recorded the contents of the Memorials he found in a series of 4 volumes, available in the Gloucestershire Record Office.
Several Gloucestershire churches are featured on Phil Draper's Church Crawler Website, devoted to news and information about churches in the UK, and worldwide, where the emphasis is on "less-well-known churches that do not appear on the tourist trails of the world".
Names from Musters of the Gloucestershire (North and South) Militia 1781-82 are available for purchase on floppy disk or microfiche through Family History Indexes (the link to Militia Musters is part way down the page).
www.genuki.org.uk:8080 /big/eng/GLS   (5896 words)

 The Gloucestershire, EnglandGenWeb Project
In the seventh century, Gloucestershire was one of the areas occupied by the people known as the Hwicce, who were a mix of Anglian and Saxon stock.
In later Anglo-Saxon times, Gloucestershire was part of the kingdom of Mercia, which was in turn defeated by the kingdom of Wessex.
Today, Gloucestershire has a population of over one million people; its area of 1,255 square miles is roughly the size of the state of Rhode Island.
www.rootsweb.com /~enggls   (328 words)

 EducationGuardian.co.uk | Higher | University of Gloucestershire
Almost 9,000 students are spread across five campuses at Gloucestershire: three in Cheltenham, a fourth (with top sports facilities) in Gloucester, and the Urban Learning Foundation in east London.
It was originally formed by the merger of the College of St Paul and St Mary and the higher education wing of the Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology, and maintains a Christian foundation, though students from all faiths are welcomed.
Local students (from Gloucestershire and bordering counties) will be given bursaries on a sliding scale instead, according to the amount of grant received; those on full grant will receive £810 a year.
education.guardian.co.uk /higher/universityguide/profile/story/0,,496141,00.html   (249 words)

 The County of Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2004
Gloucestershire County Council shall make a print of the map marked "Map referred to in the County of Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2004" available for inspection at its offices by any member of the public at any reasonable time.
The Electoral Registration Officer[8] for each district, borough or city in the county shall make such rearrangement of, or adaptation of, the register of local government electors as may be necessary for the purposes of, and in consequence of, this Order.
The County of Gloucestershire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1983[9] is revoked, save for article 4.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si2004/20042814.htm   (1509 words)

 The Gloucestershire County Library
The Gloucestershire Collection at Gloucester Library was founded in 1900, and collects material relating to every aspect of the county.
Though the Gloucestershire Collection is the main local studies resource for the County Library, Arts & Museum Service, Local Studies Centres are being developed throughout the County and may be found in the libraries at:
The Gloucestershire Collection is supplemented by the Reference Library which has an extensive stock of general history for the whole country:
www.geocities.com /Area51/Vault/2031/GloucCoLib.html   (424 words)

 Gloucestershire Orchard Group: Gloucestershire Apples varieties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
All varieties listed here have either been found growing in Gloucestershire, are unrecorded in literature and are thought to be indigenous varieties, or are recorded in literature as Gloucestershire varieties.
A handlist of Gloucestershire apple names, including some for which there are not as yet any identified specimens.
Gloucestershire's most famous apple started in 1700 but not recognised much outside the county for nearly 300 years after its birth.
www.orchard-group.uklinux.net /glos/apples/index.php   (1125 words)

 Gloucestershire County Council - Home Page
Gloucestershire is streets ahead with new highways partnership
Gloucestershire Highways launches this week, a groundbreaking partnership between Gloucestershire County Council and Atkins.
Gloucestershire County Council is today appealing for more people in the county to consider fostering older children, teenagers and children with complex needs.
www.gloucestershire.gov.uk   (395 words)

 Soldiers of Gloucestershire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first such troop to be formed in Gloucestershire was raised by Captain Powell Snell a year later at Cheltenham.
The RGH Band rejoined the Regiment in 1972 and in 1979, at the instigation of the 10th Duke of Beaufort in his 54th year as Honorary Colonel to the RGH, Queen Elizabeth II gave permission for 'Royal' to be added to the title.
So it is that the RGH of today maintains the tradition of voluntary military service within the County of Gloucestershire as faithfully as did its predecessors some two hundred years ago.
www.glosters.org.uk /hussars.html   (1678 words)

 AMBRA BOOKS - Gloucestershire Antiquarian and Secondhand Books a selection from stock.
P.W) Anciently of Kingscote, Uley and Leonard Stanley in Gloucestershire.
With a folding map, 16 engraved plates, mostly folding, and one engraving in the letterpress, xii + 854 + lxviiipp, folio, dustwrapper.
With a folding map, 16 engraved plates, mostly folding, and one engraving in the letterpress.
www.localhistory.co.uk /ambra/ab-gl.htm   (5045 words)

 The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment [UK]
The Gloucestershire Regiment, and The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire)
The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, by Glenvil Roberts.
The Regimental Association of The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment, by Paul Fennell.
www.regiments.org /regiments/uk/inf/028RGBW.htm   (271 words)

 SWRDA : South West of England Regional Development Agency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The sub-regional partnerships for Gloucestershire is Gloucestershire First.
The partnership is an enabling organisation where partners in economic development share and co-ordinate their strategies and contribute to an overall economic plan for the county.
The South West RDA Head of Operations for Gloucestershire is Chris Foley.
www.southwestrda.org.uk /area-teams/gloucestershire/index.shtm   (210 words)

 GENUKI: Gloucestershire Towns and Parishes
Alternatively you might prefer to go to a Map of Gloucestershire to select an area from which you can choose a parish by its location on the map.
The latter used to be a detached portion of Wiltshire, and was transferred to Gloucestershire in 1844.
See also Where is it in Gloucestershire for a list of places in the National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland, 1868 (provided by Colin Hinson).
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng/GLS/Parishes.html   (436 words)

 BBC - Gloucestershire
A4135 Gloucestershire - Temporary traffic lights at the Wisloe Road junction in Cam.
A BBC Gloucestershire team entered the 2006 Relay Marathon to raise cash for a cancer charity.
See the submissions for the May 2006 Gloucestershire photo galleries...
www.bbc.co.uk /gloucestershire   (131 words)

 Gloucestershire travel guide
Gloucestershire is nebulously synonymous with the Cotswolds, a wonderful region of warm-toned stone cottages and delightful villages centred on the Cotswold escarpment.
Yet the Gloucestershire Cotswolds boast so many delightful small villages that you are sure to find an uncrowded corner even at the height of the tourist season.
There is a 14th century great hall built just inside the castle wall, and a lovely 16th century wooden screen graces one end of the hall.
www.britainexpress.com /counties/glouces   (712 words)

 SLIM - LSC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Gloucestershire LSC library receives publications from organisations such as SWRDA, Gloucestershire First etc and government bodies such as the Department for Education and Skills.
There is a wide range of information within the library which is based at local, regional and national level.
The waste industry in Gloucestershire - a report to the Gloucestershire County Council on the extent of the waste-related industry in Gloucestershire (01/01/2002)
www.swslim.org.uk /LLSC/glos.asp   (312 words)

 Corporate Event in Gloucestershire Corporate Events & Corporate Team Building
The county of Gloucestershire covers over 1000 square miles in the South West of England and typifies the rustic image of England 's country folk with their rosy red cheeks and "oo aar" accents.
The name Gloucestershire comes from the Briton Glouiu meaning bright place - its Roman name was Glevum Gloucestershire is also the home of one of Britain's prettiest and most popular regions - the Cotswolds - with its soft stone villages and stunning views.
Millions of years ago, the Cotswold Hills were the sludge of prehistoric creatures at the bottom of an ancient sea forced up under enormous pressure to form the familiar cotswold heights that rise in soft blue outline and give Gloucestershire its romantic appeal.
www.chillisauce.co.uk /corporate-events/gloucestershire   (252 words)

 Gloucestershire Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gloucestershire Media offers its customers unrivalled in-print and online advertising solutions.
Publishers of the county's leading newspaper titles - including daily titles The Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo, the best read daily newspapers in their circulation areas, the weekly title The Forester, and the free weekly News series - our newspapers cover the county.
As well as the county's most popular newspapers, we also publish various niche products and the online internet site www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk.
www.glosmedia.co.uk   (190 words)

 Ofsted – Reports Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gloucestershire LA CPA education scorecard (Dec 2004) (PDF)
Gloucestershire LA early years statistical profile (Period: From 01 Apr 2003 To 31 Mar 2005) (Microsoft Word)
Gloucestershire LA early years statistical profile (Period: From 01 Apr 2003 To 31 Mar 2005) (PDF)
www.ofsted.gov.uk /reports/index.cfm?fuseaction=lea&id=916&bar=yes   (350 words)

 The Gloucestershire Regiment [UK]
The Gloucestershire Regiment, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
VCs in the Gloucestershire Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
The Gloucestershire Regiment in the war, 1914-1918 : the records of the 1st (28th), 2nd (61st), 3rd (Special Reserve) and 4th, 5th, and 6th (First-Line T.A.) Battalions.
www.regiments.org /regiments/uk/inf/028Glos.htm   (577 words)

 Scouting in Gloucestershire
Scouting in Gloucestershire is a modern, forward looking, co-educational youth movement for the 21st Century.
With over 4600 members across the county led by a dedicated team of adults, Scouting continues to offer a progressive programme of interesting, exciting and challenging activities to young people in the 6 - 25 year old age range.
If you have any further queries or would like more information about any aspect of Scouting then please telephone the Scout Association's Information Service on 0845 3001818.
www.gloucestershire-scouts.org.uk   (129 words)

 Gloucestershire property, houses and flats for sale and rent from estate agents in Gloucestershire, UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gloucestershire property, houses and flats for sale and rent from estate agents in Gloucestershire, UK News
Gloucestershire estate agents with Gloucestershire property for sale
The Estate Agency, 2b Clarence St, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1DX
www.fish4.co.uk /ls/nortiglst/homes   (320 words)

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