Gloucestershire is not readily associated with industry by people who do not know the County, but in fact it has a very rich and varied industrial heritage. This is due in part the wide variety of geology the Forest of Dead The vale containing the City of Gloucester and the towns of Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, The Cotswolds with the wool trade and then the woollen cloth industry with its associated mills. It also had an extensive transport system roads, canals and railways. The Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology (GSIA)is the main group in the County for the subject. GSIA was formed in 1963 to study and record the history and physical remains of Gloucestershire industries. The Society has more than 200 members who receive regular newsletters, an annual journal and enjoy a programme of talks, walks and outings. There are opportunities to carry out field work and research. All past Journal articles are online, in full, and free at www.gsia.org.uk/reprints. GSIA welcomes anyone with an interest in the subject at all levels (beginners most welcome). Details of all these activities may be found on the Society's website www.gsia.org.uk.