About Me

Nigel Gilbert is a writer and historian based in Kidderminster. After thirty years employed as a social worker, he has recently decided to concentrate on writing. He is available as a speaker to give talks on a number of topics.

He specialises in social and political history. He has recently written an article on the Land Clubs of Kidderminster, published in the Transactions of the Worcestershire Archaeological Society.

He is committed to conservation. He leads the Historic Kidderminster Project for the Civic Society. This group has produced around 150 historical reports on Kidderminster’s buildings. These can be found on www.kidcivicsoc.org.uk

His book, “Harveys Kidderminster Cream”, was published in October 2010. This is the history of the Kidderminster branch of the famous wine merchants of Bristol Cream fame. The book covers the destruction in 1968 of the historic cellars occupied by the company. If you are interested in purchasing the book, it is available through bookshops and Kidderminster library. Or contact him directly.

Nigel Gilbert and John Harvey V

Nigel Gilbert with John Harvey V at book launch

His latest book, “Dr Stretton, I Presume”, was published in 2012.

Other publications currently available are a book on the parish of Kidderminster Foreign and a History of Kidderminster published in 2004 by Phillimore.