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Gloucester (pronounced /ˈɡlɒstɚ/ ) is a city, district and county town of Gloucestershire in the South West region of England. History See also History of Gloucestershire Gloucestershire is a historic county mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in the 10th century In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of Subdivisions of England used for the purposes of Local government outside Greater London History See also History of Gloucestershire Gloucestershire is a historic county mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in the 10th century The ceremonial counties are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government as the Counties for the purposes of the Lieutenancies History See also History of Gloucestershire Gloucestershire is a historic county mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in the 10th century The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one South West England is one of the Regions of England. It is the largest such region in terms of area and extends from Gloucestershire and Wiltshire to Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The, also known as the Gloucester postcode area, is a group of postal districts around Badminton, Berkeley, Blakeney, Cheltenham, The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Gloucestershire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the Non-metropolitan county of Gloucestershire in England The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the County of Gloucestershire, England The Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust (GWAS is UK National Health Service (NHS trust providing emergency and non emergency South West England is a Constituency of the European Parliament. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election Gloucester is a Borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a list of cities, Towns and Villages in the County of Gloucestershire, England. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Non-metropolitan districts, or colloquially ' shire districts', are a type of local government district in England. A county town is the 'capital' of a County in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. History See also History of Gloucestershire Gloucestershire is a historic county mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in the 10th century South West England is one of the Regions of England. It is the largest such region in terms of area and extends from Gloucestershire and Wiltshire to England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Gloucester lies close to the Welsh border, and on the River Severn, approximately 32 miles (51 km) north-east of Bristol, and 45 miles (72 km) south-southwest of Birmingham. For other rivers named "Severn" see Severn River. The River Severn ( Welsh: Afon Hafren, Latin Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um As of 2001 , the city had a population of 123,205 people.
Gloucester was founded in AD 48 by the Romans as Glevum, and was granted its first charter in 1155 by King Henry II. The Roman Empire was the post-Republican phase of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic form of government and large territorial Economically, the city is dominated by the service industries, and has a strong financial and buisness sector, being home to bank Cheltenham & Gloucester and historically was prominent in the Aerospace industry. C&G (Cheltenham & Gloucester Plc}is a mortgage and savings provider in the United Kingdom, a subsidiary of Lloyds TSB. This article is about the field of research and industry for the corporation see The Aerospace Corporation Aerospace comprises the 
Gloucester is the county town of Gloucestershire, and is the 46th largest settlement in England. A county town is the 'capital' of a County in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. History See also History of Gloucestershire Gloucestershire is a historic county mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in the 10th century In 2001 the city proper had a population of 123,205. However the built-up area extends beyond the city boundary. The 2001 census gave the population of the whole "Gloucester Urban Area" as 136,203.
It is located on the eastern bank of the River Severn, 114 miles (183 km) west north west of London. For other rivers named "Severn" see Severn River. The River Severn ( Welsh: Afon Hafren, Latin A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. It is sheltered by the Cotswolds to the east, while the Forest of Dean and the Malvern Hills rise prominently to the west and north west, respectively. See also Cotswold The Cotswolds is a range of Hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England" The Forest of Dean is a geographical historical and cultural region in the western part of the County of Gloucestershire, England The Malvern Hills are a range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire
Gloucester is a port, linked via the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal to the Severn Estuary, allowing larger ships to reach the docks than would be possible on the tidal reaches of the river itself. A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences) or haven, is a place where ships may shelter from the Weather or are stored The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal or Gloucester and Berkeley Canal is a Canal in the west of England, between Gloucester and Sharpness The Severn Estuary (Môr Hafren is the Estuary of the River Severn, the longest River in Great Britain. The wharfs, warehouses and the docks themselves fell into considerable disrepair until their renovation in the 1980s. They now form a public open space. Some warehouses now house the National Waterways Museum, others were converted into luxury residential apartments, shops and bars. The National Waterways Museum holds the inland waterways collection at three museum sites in England: Gloucester, Ellesmere Port, and Stoke Bruerne Additionally, the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is located in the Custom House. The port still houses the most inland RNLI lifeboat in the UK. The founder Sir William Hillary Sir William Hillary came to live on the Isle of Man in 1808 A lifeboat is a boat designed to save the lives of people in trouble at sea
Gloucester Cathedral, in the north of the city near the river, originates in the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter in 681. Gloucester Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Undivided Trinity, in Gloucester, England, stands in the north of the city Gloucester Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Undivided Trinity, in Gloucester, England, stands in the north of the city It is the burial place of King Edward II of England and Walter de Lacy. For the play see Edward II (play. For the film see Edward II (film. Walter de Lacy ( C 1172 &ndash 1241 was Lord of Meath in Ireland and Ludlow in Shropshire in the Welsh Marches. The Cathedral was used for scenes in the films Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and the unreleased film, as of April 2008, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States as Harry Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 Fantasy Adventure Film, and the second film in the popular ''Harry Potter'' International holidays and other major events April 1 - April Fools' Day April 4 - Qingming Festival (Mainland Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is an upcoming 2009 fantasy Adventure film, based on the novel by J 
Attached to the deanery is the Norman prior's chapel. The Normans were the people who gave their names to Normandy, a region in northern France. In St Mary's Square outside the Abbey gate, the Bishop of Gloucester, Bishop John Hooper, suffered martyrdom under Queen Mary I in 1555. The Bishop of Gloucester is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Gloucester in the Province of Canterbury. John Hooper (c1495-1500 &ndash February 9, 1555) was an English churchman Bishop of Gloucester and Worcester. Mary I (18 February 1516 &ndash 17 November 1558 was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 19 July 1553 until her death
Many medieval and Tudor period gabled and half timbered houses survive from earlier periods of Gloucester's history. Timber framing (Fachwerk or Half-timbering, is the method of creating framed structures of heavy timber jointed together with pegged Mortise and tenon joints At the point where the four principal streets intersected stood the Tolsey (town hall), which was replaced by a modern building in 1894. None of the old public buildings are left except for the New Inn in Northgate Street. It is a timbered house, with strong, massive external galleries and courtyards. It was built in 1450 for the pilgrims to King Edward II's shrine, by Abbot Sebroke. For the play see Edward II (play. For the film see Edward II (film.
There may be many churches now, but in the past there were also many dissenting chapels. It may have been the old proverb "as sure as God's in Gloucester" that provoked Oliver Cromwell to declare that the city had "more churches than godliness. Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 Old Style &ndash 3 September 1658 Old Style) was an English military and political leader best known " Gloucester was the host of the first Sunday school in England; this was founded by Robert Raikes in 1780. Robert Raikes (" the Younger " ( 14 September 1736 – 5 April 1811) was an English Philanthropist and Four of the churches that are of special interest are
In the neighbourhood around St Mary de Crypt there are slight remains of Greyfriars and Blackfriars monasteries, and also of the city wall. Under the Fleece and Saracen's Head inns early vaulted cellars still remain.
During the construction of the Boots store on the corner of Brunswick Road and Eastgate Street in 1974, Roman remains were found. You can see these through a glass case as you walk past on the street; you may also listen to the 'talking bollard' to get a better idea of what life was like in Roman times. At the back of the Gloucester Furniture Exhibition Centre you can see parts of the city's south gate.
There are three endowed schools: The King's School, refounded by Henry VIII of England as part of the cathedral establishment; the school of St Mary de Crypt now known as 'The Crypt' since it moved to a mile from town centre, founded by Dame Joan Cooke in the same reign (1539); and Sir Thomas Rich's Blue Coat Hospital for boys (1666). The King's School Gloucester is an Independent school in the United Kingdom, taking students from the ages of 3-18 with around 500 Students. The Crypt School is a grammar school for boys with a mixed Sixth Form located in the city of Gloucester, England, founded in 1539 by John Sir Thomas Rich's School is a Grammar school for boys (aged 11&ndash18 and girls (aged 16&ndash18 in the Sixth form) in Longlevens, Gloucester
Noteworthy modern buildings include the museum and school of art and science, the county gaol (on the site of a Saxon and Norman castle), the Shire Hall and the Whitefield memorial church. The Saxons or Saxon people were a Confederation of Old Germanic tribes. For other buildings in Normandy see Architecture of Normandy. A castle is a defensive structure seen as one of the main symbols of the Middle Ages. A park in the south of the city contains a spa, a chalybeate spring having been discovered in 1814. Chalybeate is a word meaning "containing Iron " Chalybeate waters are also known as Ferruginous waters West of this, across the canal, are the remains (a gateway and some walls) of Llanthony Secunda Priory, a cell of the mother abbey in the Vale of Ewyas, Monmouthshire, which in the reign of King Edward IV became the secondary establishment. Llanthony Secunda Priory is a ruined former Augustinian Priory in Hempsted, Gloucester, England, UK. The Vale of Ewyas (Dyffryn Ewias is the steeply-sided and secluded valley of the Afon Honddu in the Black Mountains of South Wales and within the Ancient county See also Monmouthshire (historic The ancient county of Monmouthshire was formed from the Welsh Marches by the Laws in Wales Edward IV ( 28 April 1442 – 9 April 1483) was King of England from 4 March 1461 until 2 October
King's Square is at the heart of the city centre and occupies what was once a cattle market and bus station. Officially opened in 1972, it was the centrepiece of a radical redesign of the city, The Jellicoe Plan, which was first proposed in 1961. It stands beside the Debenham's (formerly Bon Marche) store built in the early 1960s. Many of the features of the redevelopment have since been dismantled; the brutalist concrete fountains in the middle of the square have gone and the overhead roadways which linked three multi storey car parks around the centre have been either closed or dismantled. The term Brutalist Architecture originates from the French Béton brut, or "raw concrete" a term used by Le Corbusier to describe The present main bus station received a Civic Trust Award in 1963 but is now tatty and unwelcoming. An indoor market opened in Eastgate Street in 1968, followed by the Eastgate Shopping Centre in 1974. The corner of Eastgate Street and Brunswick Road was redeveloped around this time; Roman remains unearthed below street level in 1974 may be seen through a glass observation panel outside the Boots building, which opened in 1980. The HSBC building on the Cross was renovated and a modern extension added to the Westgate Street aspect in 1972 which received a Civic Trust Award. Sainsbury's opened a supermarket in Northgate Street in 1970; it retains its original interior. Opposite, Tesco opened a large two-storey supermarket in 1974 on the site of a demolished chapel. This is now occupied by Wilkinsons after Tesco moved to Quedgeley in 1984
Gloucester Leisure Centre opened on the corner of Eastgate Street and Bruton Way in September 1974 and was redeveloped around 2003. Quedgeley is a suburb and Civil parish of Gloucester, England, situated south-west of the city A new railway station opened in Bruton Way in 1977 on the site of the former GWR station, replacing Eastgate station (former Midland Railway) which had stood on another site further east along the same road. Opposite the station stands one of the city's largest office blocks, Twyver House, opened in 1968, which houses the regional Land Registry. The main shopping streets were pedestrianised in the late 1980s.
There are few tall buildings in Gloucester, Gloucester Cathedral being the most obvious. Gloucester Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Undivided Trinity, in Gloucester, England, stands in the north of the city The tower of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, started in 1970 and completed in August 1975, can be seen from miles around. An NHS district general Hospital in Great Western Road Gloucester, England. In Brunswick Road, a brown concrete tower, which housed classrooms at the Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology (now moved to a site near Llanthony Bridge). Gloucestershire College (also Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology, abbreviated GLOSCAT) is a large College based in Gloucestershire The tower was added incongruously to the existing 1930s Technical College buildings in 1971 and is due to be demolished. Clapham Court, a tall block of flats, stands in Columbia Close, between London Road and Kingsholm Road. It was built in 1972 and stands on what was once Columbia Street in a small district formerly known as Clapham.
The traditional existence of a British settlement at Gloucester (Caer Glow, Gleawecastre, Gleucestre) is not confirmed by any direct evidence, but Gloucester was the Roman municipality of Colonia Nervia Glevensium, or Glevum, founded in the reign of Nerva. The Roman Empire was the post-Republican phase of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic form of government and large territorial Marcus Cocceius Nerva was also the name of a Roman emperor NERVA is an acronym for Nuclear Engine for Rocket Parts of the walls can be traced, and many remains and coins have been found, though inscriptions are scarce. Evidence for some civic life after the end of Roman Britain includes the mention in the Historia Brittonum that Vortigern's grandfather ruled Gloucester, and that the Battle of Deorham in 577 resulted in Wessex controlling Gloucester. Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between AD 43 and 410 The Historia Brittonum, or The History of the Britons, is a historical work that was first written sometime shortly after AD 833 and exists in several Vortigern (ˈvɔrtɨɡɝːn also spelled Vortiger and Vortigen and in Welsh Gwrtheyrn was a 5th century warlord in Britain, a leading ruler among The Battle of Deorham was fought in southwestern Britain in 577, between the Saxons of Wessex and the Britons to their west Events By Place Europe Battle of Deorham: The Anglo-Saxons under Ceawlin of Wessex defeat the British Celts West Saxon redirects here For other meanings of Wessex or West Saxon see Wessex (disambiguation.
Gloucester may mean fort (Old English ceaster 'fort') on the glowing river. (Glowancestre, 1282). In Welsh, the city is known as Caerloyw, Caer = Castle, and loyw from gloyw = glowing/bright. Old Welsh (Hen Gymraeg is the label attached to the Welsh language from the time it developed from the Brythonic language generally thought to be in the period Its situation on a navigable river, and the foundation in 681 of the abbey of St Peter by Æthelred, favoured the growth of the town; and before the Norman Conquest of England, Gloucester was a borough governed by a portreeve, with a castle which was frequently a royal residence, and a mint. Events By Place Byzantine Empire The Bulgars win the war with the Byzantine Empire; the latter signs a peace treaty which For the later earl see Earl Æthelred of Mercia. Æthelred (ˈæθəlrɛd (died after 704 was King of Mercia from 675 until SHERIFF is a telecom fraud detection and management system originally developed by BT and MCI.
The current core street layout dates back to Ethelfleda in late Saxon times.
The first Earl of Gloucester, Earl Godwine, was succeeded nearly a century later by Robert of Gloucester. The title of Earl of Gloucester was created several times in the Peerage of England. Robert 1st Earl of Gloucester (c 1090 &ndash October 31, 1147) was an Illegitimate son of King Henry I of England, and one King Henry II granted the first charter in 1155, which gave the burgesses the same liberties as the citizens of London and Winchester, and a second charter of Henry II gave them freedom of passage on the River Severn. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Winchester or Winton ( archaic) is a historic city in southern England, with a population of around 40000 within a radius of its centre For other rivers named "Severn" see Severn River. The River Severn ( Welsh: Afon Hafren, Latin The first charter was confirmed in 1194 by Richard I of England. Richard I (8 September 1157 &ndash 6 April 1199 was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death The privileges of the borough were greatly extended by the charter of King John (1200), which gave freedom from toll throughout the kingdom and from pleading outside the borough. John (24 December 1167 &ndash 19 October 1216 reigned as a King of England from 6 April 1199 until his death
Subsequent charters were numerous. Gloucester was incorporated by King Richard III in 1483, the town being made a county in itself. Richard III ( 2 October 1452 &ndash 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death A county corporate or corporate county was a form of Local government in England, Ireland and Wales. This charter was confirmed in 1489 and 1510, and other charters of incorporation were received by Gloucester from Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625 was King of Scotland as James VI, and King of England and King of Ireland as James
Gloucester was the site of the execution by burning of John Hooper, Bishop of Gloucester in the time of Queen Mary and martyred by her in 1555. John Hooper (c1495-1500 &ndash February 9, 1555) was an English churchman Bishop of Gloucester and Worcester. Mary I (18 February 1516 &ndash 17 November 1558 was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 19 July 1553 until her death
The Siege of Gloucester in 1643 was an important battle of the English Civil War in which the besieged parliamentarians emerged victorious. The Siege of Gloucester was an engagement in the First English Civil War. The English Civil War (1642-1651 was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians and Royalists.
In 1991 Gloucester City Council worker Anna McGurk was murdered by a man whilst he was an inmate at a bail hostel in Ryecroft within the city. Anna McGurk (died 1991 was a Gloucester council worker who was raped and murdered by a man on bail Traditionally bail is some form of Property deposited or pledged to a Court in order to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, on the understanding The murder led to changes in the law affecting those held on bail for serious offences.
The spring of 1994 saw the arrest of Fred West and his wife Rose West for the murder of 12 women and girls who went missing between 1967 and 1987 - including two of their daughters. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) Frederick Walter Stephen West (29 September 1941 – 1 January 1995 better known as Fred West, was an English Serial killer. Rosemary Pauline ("Rose" West née Letts (born 29 November 1953 in Barnstaple) is an English Serial killer, now an inmate Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Their home, 25 Cromwell Street, where the remains of many of the victims were buried, was later demolished and a public walkway laid in its place. Frederick Walter Stephen West (29 September 1941 – 1 January 1995 better known as Fred West, was an English Serial killer. To deter souvenir-hunters, the rubble was reduced to dust before disposal. One of the victims was found buried at a house in nearby Midland Road, which by then was occupied by a new resident, and is still lived in to this day.
In July 2007, Gloucester was hit badly by a flood that struck Gloucestershire and its surrounding areas. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The 2007 United Kingdom floods were a series of destructive floods that occurred in various areas across the country during the summer of 2007 Hundreds of homes were flooded, but the event was most memorable because of its wider impact- about 40,000 people were without power for 24 hours, and the entire city (plus surrounding areas) was without water for 10-14 days.
Gloucester is linked to the Severn Estuary by the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, which is navigable by small coasters. The Severn Estuary (Môr Hafren is the Estuary of the River Severn, the longest River in Great Britain. The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal or Gloucester and Berkeley Canal is a Canal in the west of England, between Gloucester and Sharpness See also Merchant ship Coastal trading vessels, also known as coasters, are shallow-hulled Ships used for trade between locations on the same island The city is linked to the River Avon and Stourport-on-Severn by the navigable part of the River Severn, which is navigable by river craft of a few hundred tonnes' displacement. The River Avon or Avon is a River in or adjoining the counties of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Stourport-on-Severn, often shortened to Stourport, is a Town in north Worcestershire, England, a few miles to the south of Kidderminster For other rivers named "Severn" see Severn River. The River Severn ( Welsh: Afon Hafren, Latin A hull is the body of a Ship or Boat. It is a central concept in floating vessels as it provides the Buoyancy that keeps the vessel from sinking
Public transport in the city is run by Stagecoach, operating from its depot on London Road. Stagecoach Group plc ( is a leading international transport group operating Bus, Train, Tram, express coach and Ferry operations The regional office for Stagecoach is also in the city at 65 London Road.
Gloucester was formerly linked to Ledbury and Hereford by the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal. Ledbury is a Town in Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. It is east of Hereford, and west of the Malvern Hills Hereford ( ˈhɛrɨfəd is a city, Civil parish and County town of Herefordshire, England. The Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal (sometimes known as the Hereford and Gloucester Canal) is a Canal in the west of England, which ran from This canal is now being restored, and the restored canal basin in the Gloucester suburb of Over is already a local attraction.
Until the construction of the Severn Bridge in 1966, Gloucester was the lowest bridging point on the river and hence was an important settlement on the route between London and South Wales. For the Ontario community see Severn Bridge Ontario Not to be confused with Second Severn Crossing The Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. South Wales (De Cymru is an area of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south and Mid Wales and West Wales The Severn is split into two branches at this point, so the road crosses first onto Alney Island and then onto the western bank. Alney Island is an Island in the River Severn near Gloucester. A road bridge on this western side at Over, built by Thomas Telford in 1829, still stands, notable for its very flat arch construction, but its fragility and narrow width means it is no longer used for traffic, and since 1974 has been paralleled by a modern road bridge. Over Bridge is a single span stone Arch bridge spanning the West Channel of the River Severn near Gloucester. Thomas Telford (9 August 1757 - 2 September 1834 was born in Westerkirk, Scotland. For the game see 1829 (board game. Year 1829 ( MDCCCXXIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. There is a rail crossing, also across Alney Island, which was the lowest on the river until the opening of the Severn Tunnel in 1886. The Severn Tunnel ( Welsh: Twnnel Hafren) is a Railway Tunnel in the United Kingdom, linking South Gloucestershire in the
The city is served by Gloucester railway station. Gloucester railway station (formerly known as Gloucester Central station serves the city of Gloucester.
Gloucester was the site of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company railway works, which have now closed. Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company (GRC&W was a railway Rolling stock manufacturer based at Gloucester, England; from 1860 until 1986
Gloucester is served by the M5 motorway, which runs to the east of the city. This article is about the M5 motorway in England See M5 for other roads numbered "M5" Junction 12 serves south Gloucester and Quedgeley. Junction 11a serves central Gloucester and junction 11 serves North Gloucester. The A38 runs north-south through Gloucester connecting the city with Tewkesbury and Bristol. The A38 is a major Trunk road in England. Though formally known as the Exeter - Leeds Trunk Road it actually runs from Bodmin in Cornwall Tewkesbury (ˈtjuːksbri is a Town in Gloucestershire, England. The A40 runs west to east, connecting Gloucester with Cheltenham to the east (via a dual carriageway section known as The Golden Valley Bypass) and the Forest of Dean to the West. For other uses see A40, for details of the A40 in london see A40 road (London. Education The Forest of Dean is a geographical historical and cultural region in the western part of the County of Gloucestershire, England The A46 links Gloucester and Stroud, and the A417 links Gloucester with Cirencester in the south east and Ledbury in the north west. The A46 is a Trunk road in England. It largely follows the course of the Roman Fosse Way, from Lincoln to south Devon. Stroud is a Town and Civil parish in the County of Gloucestershire, England. The A417 is a main road in England. It runs from Streatley at its junction with the A329 (between Reading and Wallingford Cirencester is a Market town in Gloucestershire, England, 93 miles (150 km west northwest of London Ledbury is a Town in Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. It is east of Hereford, and west of the Malvern Hills
Gloucester has a long history in the aerospace business. This article is about the field of research and industry for the corporation see The Aerospace Corporation Aerospace comprises the In 1926 the Gloucestershire Aircraft Company at Brockworth decided to change its name to the Gloster Aircraft Company because international customers claimed that the name "Gloucestershire" was too difficult to spell. The Gloster Aircraft Company Limited, known locally as GAC was a British aircraft manufacturer Messier-Dowty's landing gear plant and Smiths Aerospace Dowty Propellers plant are located on the outskirts of the city. Messier- Dowty is a company involved in the design development manufacture and overhaul of all types of aircraft Landing gear. In Aviation, the undercarriage or landing gear is the structure (usually wheels that supports an Aircraft on the ground and allows it to taxi GE Aviation Systems (formerly Smiths Aerospace) is the largest European based aerospace equipment company with its businesses and sales revenues split between Europe and North Dowty Rotol is the final incarnation of three major British aviation supply firms Dowty Equipment, Rotol Airscrews and British Messier, which A sculpture in the city centre celebrates Gloucester's aviation history and its involvement in the jet engine, and The Whittle pub at Gloucester Business Park is named after jet pioneer Frank Whittle (1907–1996), who was born at Coventry. specific --->A jet engine is a Reaction engine that discharges a fast moving jet of Fluid to Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, FRS, Hon FRAeS (1 June 1907 &ndash 9 August 1996 was an English Royal Coventry ( is a city and Metropolitan borough in the County of West Midlands in England.
Gloucester is home to the headquarters of Cheltenham and Gloucester at Barnwood, third largest mortgage lender in the UK, and now a subsidiary of Lloyds TSB. C&G (Cheltenham & Gloucester Plc}is a mortgage and savings provider in the United Kingdom, a subsidiary of Lloyds TSB. Barnwood, in Gloucestershire, England is situated on the old Roman road that connects the City of Gloucester with Hucclecote, Lloyds TSB Group plc () is a leading British Financial institution with its Group Head office in London and its registered office
Gloucester was the home of Priday, Metford and Company Limited, a family milling firm which survived for over one hundred years. Priday Metford and Company Limited was a family-run company that produced flour at the City Flour Mills Gloucester, England for over a century
The annual Three Choirs Festival, originating in the eighteenth century and one of the oldest music festivals in Europe, is held in Gloucester every third year, the other venues being Hereford and Worcester. The Three Choirs Festival is a music festival held each August alternately at the cathedrals of the Three Counties, ( Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester Hereford ( ˈhɛrɨfəd is a city, Civil parish and County town of Herefordshire, England. Worcester (ˈwʊstə is a city and County town of Worcestershire, in the West Midlands of England. Gloucester hosted the festival in 2007, and it's next due in the city in 2010.
The city's main theatre and cultural venue is the Guildhall . The Guildhall hosts a huge amount of entertainment, including live music, dance sessions, a cinema, bar, café, art gallery and much more. The Leisure Centre, GL1, occasionally hosts concerts and has a larger capacity than the Guildhall.
Gloucester hosts a variety of festivals and events, which run at both local, national and international level.
The annual Gloucester International Rhythm & Blues Festival takes place at the end of July and early August each year. 
Gloucester International Cajun and Zydeco Festival runs for a weekend in January each year. .
A Medieval Fayre is held in Westgate Street each year during the summer.