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February Saturday event @ the Heritage Hub

You can find details of our next free event at 1pm on Saturday 4th February, If Walls Could Talk, via this link.  It's advisable to pre-book, and you can do this through the link.

Life Inside Gloucester’s Asylums

 

 

Welcome to this online exhibition, about “Life in Gloucester’s Asylums”. At one point, Gloucester had 3 asylums; the First County Asylum (Horton Road), Barnwood House Asylum and the Second County Asylum (Coney Hill). All three opened in the nineteenth-century, and all three were closed during the last 50 years, well within living memory.

 

Gloucestershire Archives is the repository for the records from these 3 former asylums. In this online exhibition, we look at some of these fascinating and very detailed records. We hope you find the exhibition both interesting and informative.

 

View the exhibition