Black and Asian History In Gloucestershire


The Gloucestershire Record Office holds references to black people in the county dating back to 1603. These were obtained from parish registers from around the county. A list of references to black people has been compiled by James Turtle a the Gloucestershire Records Office over a number of years. However it remains very difficult to trace 'blacks' from the records unless specific mention is made of their 'color'. It is likely there remains much evidence to be discovered.

There are also excellent historical sections in the Untold Stories books.

The African-Caribbean Community in Gloucestershire.

  An Historical Perspective
  Finding a Place to Live
  Finding a Place to Work
  Building a Community
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The Asian Community in Gloucestershire.

  An Historical Perspective
  The Bangladeshi Community
  The Gujurati Muslim Community
  The Hindu Community
  The Pakistani Community
  The Shia Muslim Community
  The Sikh Panjabi Community
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The Chinese Community in Gloucestershire.

  Coming to Gloucestershire
  Chinese Arrivals
  Chinese Community
  Chinese Values
  Chinese Culture