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The Cranham Local History Society was formed in 1995, with the dual aims of creating an archive of the village's history that would be available to any researcher and publish a history of the village.
Both aims were accomplished by 2005, however like all projects we are still collecting archive material and are into the second printing of the book entitled:-

                       'CRANHAM the history of a Cotswold Village'

In addition we have produced a pdf version of the book on CD which is fully searchable.
The society in 2009 was also the instigator of one of the most significant LiDAR* surveys in the country to date. Covering the length of the Cotswold escarpment between Ulenwood to the north and Stroud End Tything to the south. Members; Will Handley, Martin Whitaker and Harold Wingham were instrumental in arranging both the financial** and technical support for the project, which was flown by PTS Ltd. As a result many previously unknown sites of interest have been located and are part of an ongoing project being further surveyed on the ground, by GADARG, Gloucester Archeaology Sevice and the National Trust.
*LiDAR -  Light Detection And Ranging
** The principle funding came from the Cotswold Conservation Board
CLHS Membership costs 10 for a couple and 7 for a single.

The society holds 5 evening meetings a year in the village hall in Cranham starting at 7.45pm and a summer outing, with occassional additional events of interest.

Visitors are welcome; entry 2.50 to include refreshments.
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