Forest Folklore - 1795 A bad year for Drybrook.
The harvest of 1795 failed badly. The Government commandeered all the corn they
could and ordered it to be sent to Gloucester and Bristol markets for the Army and
Foresters were starving and they took the law into their own hands.
In October of that year a band of them stopped barley wagons on their way to
Gloucester market and compelled the drivers to go to Drybrook where the sacks
were cut open and the grain distributed in the streets.