Frontiers & Pioneers in Gloucestershire’s Archives
Gloucestershire has been home to lots of pioneers who’ve pushed back frontiers in all aspects of life. This presentation includes achievements in medicine, engineering, music, travel, social reform and charity work that in various ways originated in the county. It will feature things ranging from diving bells to guns and adjustable spanners to jets! We’ve had to be a bit selective, meaning that some famous Gloucestershire names are omitted – including Fielding & Platt (hydraulic concrete moulding), Charles Keyte (sewing machines), William King (Sunday Schools), Isaac Pitman (shorthand), Picturedrome Palmer (charity work) and Stanley Mill (first ‘fireproof’ building). For these omissions we apologise but rest assured they are not forgotten - no doubt you will know of many more that could be added!