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Coronavirus update

We're pleased to announce that from the 4th August Gloucestershire Archives will re-open to the public.  We've had to make some changes to the way we work, and you can see more details about our new arrangements on our Covid recovery page.

You will need to book your documents in advance.

At the moment Gloucestershire Family History Society remains closed.

If you're not able to make it in, have a look at Gloucestershire Heritage Hub for ideas and links to help you #ExploreYourArchiveAtHome.

Access to Gloucestershire resources on Ancestry for free

While Gloucestershire Libraries and Gloucestershire Family History Society’s research rooms are closed to the public during the Covid-19 pandemic, customers have been unable to access digitised copies of Gloucestershire records free of charge. We’ve been working with Ancestry and can now provide free access to Gloucestershire’s digitised resources until they can welcome you back. Please use this link to access them.

Engineering the World: the Dowty and Fielding & Platt heritage


Saturday 7th March 2020, 2.00pm-4.00pm

Celebrate the companies of Dowty and Fielding & Platt, both of which had a global impact on the engineering world. 

  • Delving into Dowty - an illustrated talk on the history of the company.
  • 100 years of Fielding & Platt – a film made for the 100th anniversary in the 1960s but with a newly created commentary, shows Fieldings’ engines in operation.
  • Memories of Fielding & Platt – two short films in which former employees share memories of apprenticeship at Fieldings

No booking required

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