Welcome to Old Ciren
There are presently 20,000 photos on this site - browse from the menu bar above
The photos, documents, artifacts, personal accounts etc on Old Ciren, have been collected together and copied over a number of years from the personal and private collections of many Old Ciren people and Families. The OldCiren collection also includes the Wilts and Glos Standard Newspapers's Archive of Photographs taken between 1965 and 1995. I am eternally grateful to all, for without such help, much of what's here would be inaccessible for the present generations or indeed those in the future.
Robert Heaven: Old Ciren Group.
Memories are made of this ..
- Old Ciren, like most towns and Villages has a rich history and while much of this history has been collected, documented and written about by Historians, the "popular history" of the town lies mainly uncharted. The Popular history of Cirencester lies mainly within oral tradition; passed on from one generation to another. It is manifested however through personal documents, photos and artefacts that have no place within the doors of any museum. That are found instead in Family collections, in boxes in dusty attics, and in the sad clearance sales at Auction houses, and at the end of road - on bonfires and land fill sites. The Old Cirencester group is dedicated to keeping alive the personal aspects of Ciren's history; by digitising it for all time and making it freely available for all to see and share.