Building works affecting Gloucestershire Archives

We have builders on site so find out the latest information about opening hours and parking. You will need to order your documents before you visit.

News

April 2017

The Building Bricks of History

Time: 10.30 am-1.00pm on Saturday 13 May 2017

Place: Gloucestershire Archives, Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3DW

Cost: FREE

Booking: e.mail claire.dovey-evans@gloucester.gov.uk or telephone 01452 396344

This half-day session is designed to provide an introduction to the sources of information that can be used to find out more about your historic property.

  • An overview of documentary sources and how to use them to research your property
  • A “hands on” document session looking at actual documents from the archives
  • A guide to achieving the best results from the archives online catalogue

The course will be run by Gloucestershire Archive staff.

January 2017

Published: 05 January 2017

Our building works will be starting soon.

What is happening now?

Our builders plan to start work at the end of January so the research room will move to temporary accommodation in the Frith Centre from Tuesday 17th January. And only blue-badge holders will be able to park on-site once building work starts on  30th January.

Will the opening hours change?

No! The research room will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9:00am and 4:30pm. But we'll have less space and will only be able to accommodate about 20 or 25 researchers at a time so we may ask you to re-arrange your visit. On Monday and Friday it will be open for pre-booked project groups and volunteers.

Will the system for producing documents change?

No! You will still need to order all your documents before you visit. You can:

Please help us! We need time to produce your documents from the strongrooms so give us as much notice as you can. At least 2 working days are needed for up to 3 items and at least 5 working days if you'd like to see more. Please remember, you will still need to bring a valid CARN card or ID to confirm your signature and address before you can use original documents.

What other facilities will be available in the temporary research room?

We'll have:

  • WiFi and a public access PC - more PCs are available in the Family History Centre
  • Key reference books - you can order other books which are not on display
  • A WC, lockers, coat pegs and space to eat sandwiches

Will this affect the GFHS Family History Centre?

The Family History Centre will open as usual between 10:00am and 4:00pm from Monday to Friday throughout the building work and we'll be working closely with the Centre's volunteers to provide a research room service. So you can use the Centre if you want to:

  • Start (or continue) your research by using sources available on the Internet, including Ancestry and Find My Past and take advantage of the expert advice available
  • Use sources available on microfilm or fiche including local newspapers but you must order all the films/fiches you want to see in advance

 

 

 

News Archive

December 2016

Published: 16 December 2016

Essential work will be carried out at the weekend and affect access to some of our systems

On Sunday 18th December and Saturday 24th December essential work on the ICT systems will affect access to our online catalogue and genealogical database.

We are sorry for any inconvenience - you should be able to access the online catalogue and genealogical database as normal from Monday 19th and Sunday 25th December.

 

November 2016

Published: 23 November 2016

Opening hours over the festive period

Gloucestershire Archives will be closed from 4.30 pm on Friday 23rd December 2016 and re-open at 9.00 am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Gloucestershire Family History Centre will be closed from 4.00 pm on Friday 16th December 2016 and re-open at 10.00 am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

If you are intending to visit Gloucestershire Archives on 3rd or 4th January, please make sure you order your documents by Thursday 22 December.

Published: 10 November 2016

Putting Gloucestershire on the map

Announcing the launch of Touring Digital Exhibition to help you Know Your Place

Have you ever wondered what makes a place the way it is now? Or wished you could travel back in time and discover how an area has changed?

KYPexplore is a cutting-edge digital exhibition which will tour across the West of England giving an insight into the history of the places where we live, work and visit every day.

The exhibition is available online and can be viewed from any smartphone or connected device, making it accessible to those who cannot visit it in person, and available for audiences to revisit again and again at a time that suits them. Visit the exhibition online

For the first time in one place, the stories of the people who lived and worked in the varied landscapes of the West of England will be told together - from Miners in Radstock to Peat-cutters in the Somerset levels, Moonrakers of Devizes to Foresters in the Forest of Dean.

Historic and modern photos of familiar landscapes will show how places have transformed over time and where they have changed little.

The exhibition innovatively combines graphic panels, touchscreens and an online WebApp to feature extraordinary digital material from archives, museums and heritage collections across the West of England. The exhibition has been curated in collaboration with 24 different organisations to select and display digital images, audio and film on a unique online platform.

The exhibition consists of four identical displays touring simultaneously across the region, allowing it to visit 12 venues across six counties during the six months between November 2016 and April 2017. The exhibition will visit a range of museums, libraries and community spaces across the West of England, including: Bradley Stoke Library in South Gloucestershire, Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire, Dean Heritage Centre in Gloucestershire, Radstock Museum in Bath & NE Somerset, Weston Town Hall in North Somerset and The Bishops Palace in Somerset. The full list of venues can be found on the project website.

The exhibition opens this week at its first four venues: The Glass Box at Taunton Library, Taunton; Bath Central Library, Bath; STEAM Museum, Swindon; and Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre, Bristol; and will be accompanied by a programme of public events to be announced shortly.

This exhibition is part of Know Your Place - West of England, the digital mapping project to share your neighbourhood's heritage online through old maps, historic images and heritage data. The Know Your Place platform recently extended to map Wiltshire, Bath & NE Somerset and Gloucestershire, and work is underway to map North Somerset and Somerset in spring 2017. The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). To start exploring Know Your Place, visit the project's website.

 

October 2016

Published: 10 October 2016

You can now find Gloucestershire material on the project website

For the first time, historical maps of Gloucestershire are now freely available online thanks to the Know Your Place West of England project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. From the iconic Cotswolds to the Forest of Dean, to the mill-town of Stroud and Cheltenham Spa - you can now discover how the Gloucestershire landscape has transformed over time.

Know Your Place West of England is a free digital mapping resource that enables you to explore your neighbourhood online through old maps, archive images and linked information. The collaborative project is led by South Gloucestershire Council, working with key partners including Gloucestershire Archives.

An impressive c.2189 square miles of historic maps of Gloucestershire supplied by the British Library and National Library Scotland have now been added to the resource, allowing you to explore your local heritage across the county in great detail, from Tewkesbury to Tetbury, Lydney to Cirencester.

You will also be able to upload and share your own information about the area straight onto Know Your Place, helping build a valuable research tool for everyone; from school children to family historians, planners to enthusiasts of community heritage. But don't just take our word for it. Here is what some of our users in Bristol and South Gloucestershire have said about Know Your Place:

  • "If you're interested in local history you can't beat this site."
  • "I like the thousands of little windows it provides into the past; all based on specific identified places on the map. It is a wonderful tool for local history research."
  • "I love the layers of maps; it demonstrates so well how the area has grown and developed."
  • "It's free and infectious once you're in you become absorbed; brilliant!"

More than 50 project volunteers are working hard to prepare further historic maps of Gloucestershire to be added to Know Your Place over the coming months, along with Historic Environment Record data from Gloucestershire County Council. Museums across the county are identifying items from their collections to appear in an upcoming touring exhibition that will visit the Dean Heritage Centre in Soudley and the Museum in the Park in Stroud - all helping celebrate Gloucestershire's rich heritage.

The website will continue to grow as more resources, including enclosure and tithe maps, as well as drawings and photographs from archive and museum collections, are added. Other areas now mapped include Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol. Over the coming months, the Know Your Place West of England project will extend to include the counties of Somerset and North Somerset too.

Published: 10 October 2016

What's the latest news about our building work?

What is happening?

Our builders have decided to delay the start of the work onsite until early in the New Year.  This means that the research room will not move into its temporary accommodation as planned and you'll be able to park on site as usual until the work begins.

Will the opening hours change?

No!  The research room will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9:00am and 4:30pm.  On Monday and Friday it will be open for pre-booked project groups and volunteers.

What are the opening hours over Christmas and the New Year?

Gloucestershire Archives is open to volunteers between 9am and 4.30pm on Friday 23rd December, and is then closed until Tuesday 3rd January, when we will be open for general research between 9am and 4.30pm.  Any requests for documents to view on this day should be received by Thursday 22nd December please.

The Gloucestershire Family History Centre Resource Centre closes on Friday 16th December and reopens on Tuesday 3rd January.

Will the system for producing documents change?

No!  You will still need to order all your documents before you visit.  You can:

  • Check the online catalogue to find the references and then email the references to us: archives@gloucestershire.gov.uk  
  • Pre-order documents yourself during a visit - just leave the completed request slips with us when you leave and include the date you plan to visit
Published: 10 October 2016

You can now find Gloucestershire material on the project website

For the first time, historical maps of Gloucestershire are now freely available online thanks to the Know Your Place West of England project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. From the iconic Cotswolds to the Forest of Dean, to the mill-town of Stroud and Cheltenham Spa - you can now discover how the Gloucestershire landscape has transformed over time.

Know Your Place West of England is a free digital mapping resource that enables you to explore your neighbourhood online through old maps, archive images and linked information. The collaborative project is led by South Gloucestershire Council, working with key partners including Gloucestershire Archives.

An impressive c.2189 square miles of historic maps of Gloucestershire supplied by the British Library and National Library Scotland have now been added to the resource, allowing you to explore your local heritage across the county in great detail, from Tewkesbury to Tetbury, Lydney to Cirencester.

You will also be able to upload and share your own information about the area straight onto Know Your Place, helping build a valuable research tool for everyone; from school children to family historians, planners to enthusiasts of community heritage. But don't just take our word for it. Here is what some of our users in Bristol and South Gloucestershire have said about Know Your Place:

  • "If you're interested in local history you can't beat this site."
  • "I like the thousands of little windows it provides into the past; all based on specific identified places on the map. It is a wonderful tool for local history research."
  • "I love the layers of maps; it demonstrates so well how the area has grown and developed."
  • "It's free and infectious once you're in you become absorbed; brilliant!"

More than 50 project volunteers are working hard to prepare further historic maps of Gloucestershire to be added to Know Your Place over the coming months, along with Historic Environment Record data from Gloucestershire County Council. Museums across the county are identifying items from their collections to appear in an upcoming touring exhibition that will visit the Dean Heritage Centre in Soudley and the Museum in the Park in Stroud - all helping celebrate Gloucestershire's rich heritage.

The website will continue to grow as more resources, including enclosure and tithe maps, as well as drawings and photographs from archive and museum collections, are added. Other areas now mapped include Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol. Over the coming months, the Know Your Place West of England project will extend to include the counties of Somerset and North Somerset too.

 

September 2016

Published: 19 September 2016

The next steps

What is happening next?

Our builders plan to start work at the beginning of November so the research room will move to temporary accommodation in the Frith Centre from Tuesday 11th October. And only blue-badge holders will be able to park on-site once building work starts. There are public car parks in Hare Lane and Great Western Road, both within easy reach. The bus and railway stations are nearby.

Will the opening hours change?

No! The research room will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9:00am and 4:30pm.  But we'll have less space an will only be able to accommodate about 20-25 researchers at a time so we may ask you to re-arrange your visit. On Monday and Friday it will be open for pre-booked project groups and volunteers.

Will the system for producing documents change?

No! You will still need to order all your documents before you visit.  You can:

  • Check the online catalogue to find the references and then order online
  • Pre-order documents yourself during a visit - just leave the completed request slips with us when you leave and include the date you plan to visit

Please help us!  We need time to produce your documents from the strongrooms so give us as much notice as you can.   At least 2 working days for up to 3 items and at least 5 working days if you'd like to see more

Please remember, you will still need to bring a valid CARN card or ID to confirm your signature and address before you can use original documents.

What other facilities will be available?

We'll have:

  • WiFi and a public access PC - more PCs are available in the Family History Centre
  • Key reference books - you can order other books which are not on display
  • A WC, lockers, coat pegs and space to eat sandwiches

Will this affect the GFHS Family History Centre?

The Family History Centre will open as usual between 10:00am and 4:00pm from Monday to Friday and we'll be working closely with the Centre's volunteers to provide a research room service.  So you can use the Centre if you want to:

  • Start (or continue) your research by using sources available on the Internet, including Ancestry and Find My Past and take advantage of the expert advice available
  • Use sources available on microfilm or fiche - you will need to order the films/fiches you need in advance (from 11th October)
Published: 02 September 2016

How will this affect you?

There's going to be a bit of noise and disruption during these days as the For the Record architects, Quattro, are arranging for Core Geotechnics to make trial pits and bore holes.  The work is planned over three days but may not take that long.

Most of the locations are outdoors, some quite close to our buildings; but one is in the Archives' visitor coffee lounge.  Core Geotechnics will try to work on the pit in the coffee lounge at a time that works best for visitors, but please be aware that there may be times that we won't be able to offer a coffee lounge facility.  It is also possible that the area currently reserved for blue badge holders may be affected.

Please bear with us while this essential work is carried out and, if you're visiting over these days be prepared for a certain amount of noise.  Please also be careful, as the holes will be spread around the site.

 

August 2016

Published: 24 August 2016

The following sessions are being run by colleagues, volunteers or researchers connected with the Archives.

Full details for most events are available in the History Festival booklet - available on-line or in hard copy from Gloucestershire Archives.

  • 13 Aug-17 Dec. 150 Years of Engineering Excellence (Fielding and Platt).  Exhibition at Gloucester Life Museum, Westgate Street.  Linked to this, and as part of Gloucester Retro Day on Saturday 27 August, former employees of Fielding and Platt will be staffing a stall in Kings Walk.  You can catch them between 10am and 5pm.
  • Wed 7 Sept at 7.00pm. The History of Alney Island by Tony Conder, at the Wheatstone Hall, Museum of Gloucester.  Free - no prior booking required.
  • Thu 8 Sept at 10am or 2pm. The Great Gloucester Gargoyle Walk (W18) led by John Putley.  Meet at Gloucestershire Archives.  Free but pre-booking required.
  • Thu 8 Sept at 6pm. History, Heritage and Lottery Funding (CO4), at the Wheatstone Hall, Museum of Gloucester.  Hear about Heritage Lottery Funded projects across the city.  Free but pre-booking required.
  • Thu 8 Sept at 7pm. In the Footsteps of Monks by John Putley, at the Ivor Gurney Hall, Kings School.  Free but pre-booking required.
  • Fri 9 Sept at 2pm. Madcap Adventures of a Gloucester Boatman by John Chandler, in St Nicholas Church, Westgate St.    No pre-booking required.
  • Wed 14 Sept at 4pm. Tales of the Severn by John Chandler (BT11), in Blackfriars.  £7/£5 - pre-booking required.
  • Wed 14 Sept at 7.30pm. On first looking into volume 13 of the Victoria County History (C07) by Professor Christopher Dyer, at Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall.  Free but pre-booking required.  Nearly sold out.
  • Sat 17 Sept, 10am-3pm. Gloucestershire Constabulary Open Day at Police HQ Waterwells.  A family day out which includes exhibitions by the police archive volunteer group and Barbara Osborne of Gloucestershire Family History Society.  Free, no pre-booking required (not part of the Gloucester History Festival).

You can obtain tickets for all pre-bookable events from the Tourist Information Centre, 28 Southgate St, Gloucester, GL1 2DP (01452 396572), or via the website www.gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk (concessions for John Chandler's Tales of the Severn talk are not available on-line).

 

July 2016

No news to report July 2016.

 

June 2016

Published: 16 June 2016

Find out more...

We've been working with a team from Ancestry, the largest web-based family history resource, and now even more unique records are available to search online.

Newly launched records:

  • Records of prisoners in the county gaol and houses of correction 1728-1914
  • Land tax assessments 1713-1833
  • Electoral registers 1832-1974

You can also use Ancestry to search our database to overseers of the poor records.

You can access Ancestry for free at Gloucestershire Archives, where Wi-fi is available, at any Gloucestershire library, and also at Gloucestershire Family History Centre.

You can also subscribe to Ancestry for home access.

 

May 2016

Published: 16 May 2016

Significant collections for the Cirencester and Forest of Dean areas are fully accessible for the first time

Over the last few months, we've put the finishing touches to 2 cataloguing projects:

"Boxes of Delights" was an 18 month project funded by the National Cataloguing Grants Scheme. It focussed on the archives of two long established firms of Cirencester solicitors (now merged as Sewell Mullings Logie LLP).  Our online catalogue now holds detailed descriptions of both firms' archives:  Sewell, Rawlings & Logie collection  D181 and Mullings Ellett & Co collection: D1388. Their clients came from far afield, not just Cirencester, so the documents reflect this spread with many deeds and estate papers relating to the South Cotswolds area. Also typical of a solicitors' archive are records relating to local charities, public undertakings and businesses. Just a short browse of the catalogues will give a flavour of this variety!

The second recently completed project was funded thanks to a grant by the Federation of Family History Societies. This opens up access to another solicitors' archive, this time from the firm of Yearsley and Wadeson of Mitcheldean. Although much smaller than the Cirencester project, the catalogue contains well over 2,000 references to individuals including their place of residence and their occupation. Take a look at this new resource:  D543.

A big thank you to all our project volunteers who created detailed lists for large sections of these catalogues.

 

April 2016

Published: 26 April 2016

from June 2016

What is happening while the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub is being built?

We will provide access to original documents from a temporary research room in the Frith Centre during the building work.  But this means we will need to make some changes to our opening hours and document production system from Tuesday 7th June.  And we'll move to a temporary research room in the Frith Centre on Tuesday 20th September.  

What will the opening hours be from Tuesday 7th June?

The research room will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9:00am and 4:30pm.  On Monday and Friday it will be open for pre-booked project groups and volunteers.

How will the document production system change from Tuesday 7th June?

You will need to order all your documents before you visit.  You can:

  • Check the online catalogue to find the references and then order online
  • Pre-order documents yourself during a visit - just leave the completed request slips with us when you leave and include the date you plan to visit

Please help us!  We need time to produce your documents from the strongrooms so give us as much notice as you can.   At least 2 working days for up to 3 items and at least 5 working days if you'd like to see more

Please remember, you will still need to bring a valid CARN card or ID to confirm your signature and address before you can use original documents.

What other facilities will be available?

We'll have:

  • WiFi and a public access PC - more PCs are available in the Family History Centre
  • Key reference books - you can order other books which are not on display
  • A WC, lockers, coat pegs and space to eat sandwiches

 Will this affect the GFHS Family History Centre?

The Family History Centre will open as usual between 10:00am and 4:00pm from Monday to Friday and we'll be working closely with the Centre's volunteers to provide a research room service.  So you can use the Centre if you want to:

  • Start your research by using sources available on the Internet, including Ancestry and Find My Past and take advantage of the expert advice available
  • Use sources available on microfilm or fiche - you will need to order the films/fiches you need in advance
Published: 11 April 2016

Gloucestershire Libraries Remember WWI with Spaniel in the Works Theatre Group

Spaniel in the Works Theatre present: Gallipoli - A forgotten story or two, written and performed by John Bassett.

Plus The Trenchfoot Troubadour with a selection of WWI songs.

Free event at:

Dursley Library: Friday 22nd April, 6.30-8.00 pm

Bishops Cleeve Library: Monday 25th April, 6.30-8.00 pm

Stroud Library: Saturday 30th April, 10.30-12.00 pm

Refreshments provided.

Tickets from Gloucestershire Libraries or Eventbrite.

Published: 06 April 2016

Over the next two weeks

Restricted access to photographs from Tuesday 12 April to Friday 22 April (inclusive)

What is happening?

Over the next two weeks we're extending and improving our specialist storage for photographs.  This means that there will be no access to these records while the new equipment is being installed and commissioned so we can maintain the low temperature these records need.

 We're not anticipating any delays but will update this information as necessary

What records are involved?

Two large collections will be affected:  the original photographs from The Citizen (D10638) and our general photographic series (GPS).  But many other collections include photographs which have been stored in this specialist accommodation.

What should I do?

If you order documents which are stored in our 'cold room' we will let you know as soon as possible so you can rearrange your visit.  We'll also let you know if there are any alternative sources such as published books of old photos and the microfilm copies of The Citizen newspaper.

 

March 2016

Published: 23 March 2016

Courses for adults 2016

 Writing your family history, using memories and archives

  • Where: The Roots Coffee and Community Centre , Alvin Street, Gloucester.
  • With: Tutor Cath Humphris - can be contacted at https://cathum.wordpress.com/
  • Starting on: Wednesday 20th April 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm, for 7 meetings (including a visit to Gloucestershire Archives on Monday morning, 25th April.) 
  • Fee: £59 or FREE based on selected means tested benefits (proof must be supplied.)

Course ref: C3527319

Pre enrolment essential.

Please contact: WEA Enquiries

T: 0845 4582758

W: www.wea.org.ukOpens new window  

 

February 2016

Published: 29 February 2016

Check out returns from the 1915 National Registration Act, and information contained in the Gloucester Diocesan magazine

2409 forms relating to the National Registration of women in the Cirencester area have been transcribed by David Drinkwater, and these are now available to check here. They were part of the 29 million filled in by both men and women aged between 15 and 65 in August 1915 as a result of the National Registration Act of July 1915

Also newly online is information extracted by Angela Newcombe from the Gloucester Diocesan magazines during WW1.  This database includes details that may not be found in any other places, in particular the letters published by local army chaplains about their time at the front (including Gallipoli).  You can find it, with lots of other resources about WW1 mainly compiled by David, here.

Published: 02 February 2016

Some maps of South Gloucestershire are now available online for the first time

For the first time, historical maps of South Gloucestershire are now freely available online thanks to the Know Your Place West of England project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Know Your Place is a free digital mapping resource that enables you to explore your neighbourhood online through old maps, archive images and linked information. Know Your Place West of England is an ambitious extension of the Know Your Place Bristol website, which launched in 2011.

South Gloucestershire has now been added to the resource, greatly adding to the area currently covered.  Historic Environment Record data is available alongside the maps, providing a valuable research tool for everyone; from school children to family historians, planners to enthusiasts of community heritage.

You will also be able to upload and share your own information about the area, helping to build a rich and diverse community map of local heritage for everyone.  From Severn Beach to Thornbury, Wickwar to Marshfield, Yate to Kingswood, and Warmley to Filton - you can now discover how South Gloucestershire has been transformed over time.

Over the coming months, the Know Your Place West of England project will extend to include the counties of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset. The website will continue to grow as more resources, including enclosure and tithe maps, as well as drawings and photographs from archive and museum collections, are added.

To start exploring South Gloucestershire's maps and heritage information visit the new Know Your Place West of England website.  The website also features an accompanying blog where you can follow the project's progress.

The Know Your Place West of England project was awarded £379,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with generous match-funding and in-kind support from local authorities and heritage groups within the region, including £5,000 match-funding from lead partner South Gloucestershire Council.

Published: 27 January 2016

An interim measure, before the work to build the new Gloucestershire Heritage Hub starts...

What do the changes mean for researchers?

As an interim measure, before the work to build the new Gloucestershire Heritage Hub starts later this year, we're going to make some changes to our opening hours and document production times.  Although there will be other changes in June, we plan to remain open during the building work so you will have access to original documents.  We'll give you details of the arrangements for this nearer the time.

How will the opening hours change?

  • The research room will not open at all on a Saturday. 

We'll open as usual, 9:00am-1:00pm, until (and including) 19th March. Saturday 26th March is Easter Saturday.

  • The research room will close at 5:00pm on a Thursday. 

We'll open until 6:30pm until and including 31st March; from 31st March onwards the research room will close at 5:00pm each Thursday.

How will the document production times change?

  • From Tuesday 5 April we'll reduce the document production runs after 12:15pm.

So we'll produce documents at the set times during the morning (9:30. 10:15, 11:15 and 12:15) as usual, then there will be one document production run at 2:15pm each afternoon.

Can I pre-order documents to use in the afternoon and order extra items when I arrive?

Yes!  We recommend you to pre-order documents before you visit us since this allows you to make the most of your time in the research room.  You can check our online catalogue  to find document references.  But you can order documents, 3 at a time, on all the daily production runs as well.

We do need time to produce your documents from the strongrooms so please give us as much notice as you can.  At least 2 working days for up to 3 items and at least 5 working days if you'd like to see more.  You can order documents yourself while you're visiting the Archives or you can email the references to us

Want to find out more about the For the Record project?

Please look at the website and our onsite displays for more information about the plans we and our project partners have and how you can get involved!

 

January 2016

No news to report January 2016.

 

December 2015

 
Published: 21 December 2015

We're delighted to announce we've secured £1.1 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, for our groundbreaking "For the Record" project.

This award unlocks significant funding from Gloucestershire County Council, partners, trusts and foundations, as well as generous donations from the public. 

It means the new Heritage Hub - with opportunities, events and activities for everyone in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire - can become a reality.  And we'll be able to keep on preserving the documents that tell the ongoing story of the county's history.

To find out more about "For the Record" and our plans to make it easier for everyone to play a part in gathering, keeping and sharing our documented heritage, visit our "For the Record" page.

We still have some fundraising to do to reach our target.  If you are able to contribute, you can donate at our online donation pageOpens new window or in person, the next time you visit Gloucestershire Archives.

Published: 09 December 2015

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