A Gloucestershire Archives Christmas
If you enter the word ‘Christmas’ into the Gloucestershire Archives online catalogue, you will get a total of 2,206 results. This exhibition can only feature a fraction of these documents, but hopes to show a flavour of what kind of archival records this covers. It contains land grants, thefts of holly, civic decorations from the 1600s, school treats, turkeys, lists of presents, Christmas food, Christmas cards and even some official ‘bah humbug!’ involving a caretaker and the fire service. The only things that are missing are festive menus from various eating places and recordings of Christmas day radio broadcasts from the BBC. So, sit back with a glass of sherry, a mince pie and listen out for sleigh bells as we head down the Archive chimney into our world of Christmas!