Dick Williams, John Cowen, Chris Collier, Malc King, John Theyers, Dave Smith, Clive Major (Awaiting updated photo)

Gloucester Rugby Heritage was originally set up as part of Friends of Gloucestershire Archives, but by 2015 it was evident that Gloucester Rugby Heritage had developed to the point where it could stand on its own feet, and that the Friends had a new focus in organising a substantial redevelopment of Gloucestershire Archives. So it was agreed that the two organisations should now operate separately and an amicable divorce was arranged.

The Charity Commission had recently introduced a new type of charity known as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). The Friends converted into a CIO first, and Gloucester Rugby Heritage (GRH) followed, gaining registration with the Charity Commissioners as GRH CIO on 31st August 2016. The declared object of the GRH CIO is to advance the education of the public in the history of Gloucester Rugby Club and the part it has played in the life of the City of Gloucester and the County of Gloucestershire, by collecting, preserving and sharing its heritage.

The GRH CIO has six trustees, all of whom are volunteers. They are:

Malcolm King – Chairman & Researcher
Clive Major – Secretary
John Theyers – Treasurer & Researcher
Dick Williams – Webmaster & Images
Chris Collier – Statistician & Researcher
Ron Etheridge – Former Player Representative

They meet regularly and normally discuss:

Data Gathering
Website and Data Management
Education and Interpretation
Events and Publicity

The trustees greatly value the support of their additional volunteers, some of whom come and go, and others who have remained with the project over the years:

Ann Bailey – cataloguing
Martin Bailey – digitisation of material
Craig Barney – research and drafting of material for website
Chris Brind – research and drafting of material for website
Alan Brown – book sales and interviewing
Phil Capener – transcription of material for website
Brian Carpenter – research and drafting of material for website
Annette Chapman – drafting material for website and editing publications
John Cowen – research and ongoing Match Report transcription
Martin & Teresa Davies – research and drafting of material for website; book authoring
David Halliday – transcription of audio material
Linda King – proof-reading
Ann Rowles – translation of French newpaper articles
Martin Scrivens – archiving material
Dave Smith – audio and video editing, website updates
Jim Smith – drafting of material for website and books
Hilary Theyers – research and administrative assistance
Tom Vicary – research and drafting of material for website and books
Glenys Webb – research and drafting of material for website

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