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Gloucestershire Collection

Gloucestershire, located in the picturesque region of Cotswolds, England, is a place brimming with natural beauty and historical charm

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Cotswold landscape with view to Malvern Hills, near Winchcombe, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Cotswold landscape with view to Malvern Hills, near Winchcombe, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Cheltenham, c1896. Artist: J Joyner

Cheltenham, c1896. Artist: J Joyner
Cheltenham, c1896. From Pictorial England and Wales. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, c1896]

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Pallas cat, Otocolobus manu, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Costswolds, Gloucestershire, England

Pallas cat, Otocolobus manu, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Costswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Market Hall and Cotswold stone cottages on High Street, Chipping Campden, Cotswolds

Market Hall and Cotswold stone cottages on High Street, Chipping Campden, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Thornbury Castle, Gloucs

Thornbury Castle, Gloucs
Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Adlestrop Railway Station, Gloucestershire

Adlestrop Railway Station, Gloucestershire
The railway station at Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. Station staff stand on the platform while the Paddington-Worcester Express steams towards the station

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: The Swan Hotel reflected in the river at Bibury in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

The Swan Hotel reflected in the river at Bibury in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Gloucester Cathedral, city centre, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

Gloucester Cathedral, city centre, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: The Bell pub, Stow-on-the-Wold, the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, UK

The Bell pub, Stow-on-the-Wold, the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, UK

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: The Lygon Arms, Broadway, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Lygon Arms, Broadway, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Cheltenham Spa St James turntable, 1933

Cheltenham Spa St James turntable, 1933
Duke Class locomotive, number 3261, sits on the turntable at Cheltenham St James station, Gloucestershire, 1933. The station was the end of the line so the turntable helped move the locomotives in

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Pat Martino, 2009. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth

Pat Martino, 2009. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth
Pat Martino, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 2009

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Bill Frisell, 2006. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth

Bill Frisell, 2006. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth
Bill Frisell, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 2006

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Moreton-in-Marsh Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Moreton-in-Marsh Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
A view of Moreton-in-Marsh Station in Gloucestershire, c.1910, showing the station buildings and platforms. The station opened on the Cotswold Line in June 1853

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Winchcombe Station and Footbridge, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Winchcombe Station and Footbridge, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
A view of Winchcombe Station in Gloucestershire, c.1910, showing the footbridge and platforms. Winchcombe station opened in February 1905 and closed to passengers in March 1960

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Winchcombe Station under construction, Gloucestershire, 1904

Winchcombe Station under construction, Gloucestershire, 1904
A view of Winchcombe Station under construction in Gloucestershire, 1904. Winchcombe station opened in February 1905 and closed to passengers in March 1960

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: The Devils Chimney

The Devils Chimney, a distintive natural rock formation on Leckhampton Hill, overlooking the road between Cheltenham and Birdlip, Gloucestershire, England. Date: late 1930s

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Young European eel (Anguilla anguilla) elvers, or glass eels

Young European eel (Anguilla anguilla) elvers, or glass eels, caught during their annual migration up rivers from the Bristol channel, swimming in a large holding tank at UK Glass Eels

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Broadway village, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Broadway village, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Ancient Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica), Lineover Wood, Gloucestershire UK

Ancient Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica), Lineover Wood, Gloucestershire UK. The second largest Beech tree in England. November 2015

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Curtis Steigers, 2014. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth

Curtis Steigers, 2014. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth
Curtis Steigers, Friday Night is Music Night, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 2014

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Winchcombe Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Winchcombe Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
A view of Winchcombe Station near the village of Greet in Gloucestershire, c.1910. Winchcombe station opened in February 1905 and closed to passengers in March 1960

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Toddington Station, Gloucestershire, July 1958

Toddington Station, Gloucestershire, July 1958
A view of Toddington station in Gloucestershire in July 1958, showing the water tower and footbridge. Toddington opened in December 1904 and closed to passengers in March 1960

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Severn Bridge Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Severn Bridge Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
This view from the western bank of the Severn shows the full length of the Severn Railway Bridge as it extends over to Sharpness, c.1910

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: A Gloucestershire Village

A Gloucestershire Village
Artist: Pickard, Louise - Title: A Gloucestershire Village - Date: 1919 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 51 x 71

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Cheltenham Spa (St James), 1951

Cheltenham Spa (St James), 1951
A view of Cheltenham Spa St James station, in Gloucestershire, 1951, decorated with bunting to celebrate the Cheltenham Music Festival

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: View of Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds in winter with snow

View of Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds in winter with snow

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Cotswold landscape and distant Malvern Hills at sunset, Farmcote, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Cotswold landscape and distant Malvern Hills at sunset, Farmcote, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: W. G. Grace batting at Gravesend, 1913

W. G. Grace batting at Gravesend, 1913
Photograph of Dr. William Gilbert Grace (1848-1915) batting in the Gravesend vs. Eltham cricket match, held at Gravesend cricket ground, 1913

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Trees in woodland in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Trees in woodland in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK, Europe

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Kemble Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1940s

Kemble Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1940s
A view of the Junction of Cirencester Branch towards Swindon at Kemble station in Gloucestershire, c.1940s. It opened in 1872, and closed to goods 1967

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Kemble Station looking towards Stroud, c. 1960s

Kemble Station looking towards Stroud, c. 1960s
A view of Kemble station in Gloucestershire, looking towards Stroud, c.1960s. Kemble station originally opened as an exchange station in May 1845, becoming a public station in the 1870s-1880s

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral, late 14th century

Cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral, late 14th century. The elaborate fan vaulting, the earliest example in Britain, is clearly visible

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: St. Barnabas church and Cotswold village in autumn, Snowshill, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

St. Barnabas church and Cotswold village in autumn, Snowshill, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Cotswold Lavender, Snowshill, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Cotswold Lavender, Snowshill, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Old bridge over River Windrush, Bourton on the water, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Old bridge over River Windrush, Bourton on the water, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Adlestrop Station, Gloucestershire, 1933

Adlestrop Station, Gloucestershire, 1933
A view of Adlestrop Station in Gloucestershire, 1933, showing the station building, track and goods shed. Adlestrop station opened in 1853 on the Cotswold Line, and closed in 1966

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Picture No. 11073684

Picture No. 11073684
Church Snowshill, Cotswolds, UK

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Bluebell wood, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

Bluebell wood, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: St. Marys Parish Church and Village in autumn, Painswick, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England

St. Marys Parish Church and Village in autumn, Painswick, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Bluebell wood in morning mist, Lower Oddington, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, Europe

Bluebell wood in morning mist, Lower Oddington, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: View of woodland, river and pastures, River Wye, Symonds Yat, Forest of Dean

View of woodland, river and pastures, River Wye, Symonds Yat, Forest of Dean, border between Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, England, November

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Adlestrop Station, Gloucestershire, July 1958

Adlestrop Station, Gloucestershire, July 1958
A view of a deserted Adlestrop Station in Gloucestershire, July 1958. Photographed facing North towards Moreton-in-Marsh, the goods shed can be seen beyond the station building

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Nuclear power station, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Nuclear power station, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Union Workhouse, Dursley, Gloucestershire

Union Workhouse, Dursley, Gloucestershire
A distant view of the Dursley Union workhouse (left) from the road at Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire. The workhouse, designed by a Mr Fulljames, was erected in 1838-9

Background imageGloucestershire Collection: Cheltenham South and Leckhampton Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1950s

Cheltenham South and Leckhampton Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1950s
A view of Cheltenham South and Leckhampton Station in Gloucestershire, c.1950s, showing the small brick-built station building




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Gloucestershire, located in the picturesque region of Cotswolds, England, is a place brimming with natural beauty and historical charm. As you explore this enchanting county, you may stumble upon some delightful surprises. One such surprise awaits at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, where you can catch a glimpse of the elusive Pallas cat (Otocolobus manul). With its striking appearance and captivating gaze, this feline will leave you mesmerized. For history enthusiasts, Thornbury Castle stands as a testament to Gloucestershire's rich past. Step back in time as you wander through its regal halls and imagine life during medieval times. Transport yourself even further into history with glimpses of Winchcombe Station under construction in 1904 or Winchcombe Station and Footbridge captured in c. 1910. These snapshots offer a window into Gloucestershire's transportation heritage. Nature lovers will find solace among the ancient Beech trees that grace Lineover Wood. The towering giants create an ethereal atmosphere that transports visitors to another world altogether. Moreton-in-Marsh Station is another gem worth exploring for train enthusiasts or those seeking a taste of nostalgia from c. 1910 photographs capturing its timeless allure. Similarly, Toddington Station takes us back to July 1958 when steam locomotives ruled the tracks. Adlestrop Railway Station showcases Gloucestershire's connection to literature; it was famously mentioned by Edward Thomas in his poem "Adlestrop. " This charming station carries echoes of literary inspiration throughout its platform. Cheltenham Spa St James turntable offers insight into Gloucestershire's railway infrastructure from 1933—a reminder of how technology has shaped our lives over time. Lastly, Bourton-on-the-Water beckons travelers with its idyllic setting within The Cotswolds. Known as the "Venice of the Cotswolds, " this village captivates visitors with its quaint charm and picturesque bridges spanning the River Windrush.