Rodborough Pre-school Playgroup

Established in 1963 as one of the first playgroups in Gloucestershire by Mrs Ticehurst, wife of the then Minister at Rodborough Tabernacle. Rodborough Playgroup still runs today at Rodborough Tabernacle.

The longest serving leader was Magdalen Holmes who retired in June 1988.


Mrs Homes 1972


Many families have fond memories of the playgroup minibus. It is remembered as running from at least the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s and drove around Rodborough collecting children to take them to Playgroup.


‘Pow-Wow’ 1971, the first time Rodborough Playgroup entered a float for Stroud Show. Lorry supplied by Clive Mauler. This continued annually for many years.


Stroud Show float 1972




The last float entered into Stroud Show Carnival Parades is thought to have been in 1999.