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For the Record

A collaborative approach to gathering, keeping and sharing the documented heritage of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

What's involved?

Our For the Record project ran between 2016 and 2021 to transform the archives service and develop sustainable access to archives in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

The building element of the project is now complete.   The newly created Gloucestershire Heritage Hub includes three new strong rooms to hold the hard copy documents we need to look after for current and future generations; a refurbished public area; workspaces for community groups and volunteers; a new home for Gloucestershire Family History Society, Gloucestershire Police Archives and Gloucestershire Registration copy certificates service; a new training suite called the Dunrossil Centre; and a community garden for the enjoyment of all.  We want local people and organisations to think of the Hub as their heritage home too. 

With our partners and volunteers, we’re currently delivering the final strands of the For the Record activity programme which will be completed on 30 June 2021. We’ve adapted the final parts of the project to take account of coronavirus restrictions. We’re currently working on a creative education project called Belonging, developing a three-year public programme, implementing a new archives on-line catalogue, finalising the Dowty Heritage project, publishing community training resources, further developing our digital preservation solution and evaluating the whole project.  In summer 2021 we will post a summary of For the Record activity outcomes on this page.


The Gloucestershire Heritage Hub network

We have built (and are keen to grow) a network of local people and organisations with a common interest in our historic county's documented history, benefiting from Hub facilities at Alvin Street and a Hub website, and supporting each other to gather, keep and share their personal and community archives. Please see our Heritage Hub community website for further details of our partners and activities.


A major thank you

Thank you to all those who have generously supported the project, including the National Lottery Heritage Fund, project partners and over 250 organisations, trusts, community groups and individuals. You have made a big difference and we are most grateful.

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