Kingsholm - Castle Grim - Home of Gloucester Rugby

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The Official History

by Malc King

Watch The Citizen's Rob Iles interview with Malc King, opposite.....

The history of Kingsholm over the first 125 years of rugby at the ground, produced by the Gloucester Rugby Heritage Project and for sale now at a price that is aimed at allowing us, as a charity, to break even on the sales.

It covers the ground's origin as Castle Grim, how it came to be purchased and its development into a modern stadium. This large format, high quality, hardback book is rich in original documents, illustrations and quotes from those most closely associated with the ground.

Read interesting stories of characters and events which have shaped the evolution of the ground - about the first groundsman and his horse, balloon launches in Victorian times, what happened during the two world wars, how the main stand burned down, the development of the Tump and the Shed, and changed of ownership in the professional era - and much, much more.


This page was added by Dick Williams on 26/11/2016.
Comments about this page

Still hope to have it available online from the club shop (P & P extra). In the meantime you can pick the book up from the club shop at the discount price, or order it online via Amazon, etc., at the full price.

By Dick Williams
On 07/12/2016

Are these only available in club shop not mail order????

By rich wood
On 07/12/2016

We certainly hope that it will be soon - we're working with the shop to get it featured on their website.

By Dick Williams
On 06/12/2016

Is it possible to purchase the new publication  Glostershire Rugby on line from shop ?

By Madeleine burmingham
On 06/12/2016