Welcome to the website of Bitton Parish History Group. One of our main aims is to preserve and make accessible our rich local history.

We are please to have your contributions to the site on articles about Bitton, North Common, Oldland Common, Swineford, Upton Cheyney, Beach and Willsbridge. The website is newly started and so at this stage shows just a taster of the content we would like to show – with your help.

Last Meeting:

An evening about Rebecca Worlock  27 June

Many thanks to Adam, Bel and Penny for a very informative and enjoyable evening about Rebecca Worlock,  Rebecca murdered her husband in 1820, by mixing poison in his beer. She was hanged for this crime the same year, in Gloucester Gaol.

Bel now lives in the house where Rebecca was born and raised and offered her own thoughts about the story which haunts her more and more. Penny Deverill kindly shared so much of the research she carried out for her book ‘Two Penneth of Poison’. Adam generously showed his much acclaimed short film about the trial.

Further details of Rebecca Worlock are shown here

Next Meeting

We will be taking a break for the summer, but hope to be back with more meetings, starting in September.

Springfield Brewery Upton Cheyney

Springfield Brewery Upton Cheyney















1975: Photo courtesy Tony Willmott

1975: Photo courtesy Tony Willmott









Further Details  Bitton History Group contacts:

Stephanie Bailey (Chair)
e-mail: stephanie4791@yahoo.com 0117 932 8949


Mike Gates (Secretary)
e-mail: mg122@btinternet.com 0117 932 8777