April 2022 Spring Edition

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Hello and welcome to the April 2022 edition of the Heritage Hub e.newsletter

Fast moving Friends spring into action!


The Friends of Gloucestershire Archives were delighted to be able to swing into action in March when they were alerted to a cache of material for sale on eBay – with just a few hours left until the auction closed. It was an extensive collection of material relating to the Davy family who owned Tracy Park, now in South Gloucestershire.

Once the material has arrived, the Friends will donate it to Gloucestershire Archives and this unique insight into the life of the Davy Family in the mid 1800s will be permanently preserved for anyone to see. Read the full article here.

See the collection at FoGA's free drop in session on Wednesday 20 April.


Sally Middleton has retired.


Colleagues and friends at Gloucestershire Archives wished Sally a very happy retirement with lunch and of course cake.....lots of cake!

Joining Gloucestershire Archives in 2016 as part of the ‘For the Record’ archives transformation project Sally has certainly helped us transform our partnerships, learning and outreach offer. During her time our volunteer base has grown significantly and she has worked hard to break down barriers to participation.

Ebullient, full of enthusiasm, optimistic, forward-looking, egalitarian, supportive, generous with praise, strategic, able to be direct - all phrases used to sum up Sally. We will miss her positive approach and her fresh perspective arising from her background in social work and libraries. We will do our best to build on Sally's legacy. Read the full article here.




Summer newsletter copy deadline is Monday 20 June 2022. Approx. 250 words with title, photos/images and a link to your own website. Delivery late July 2022. kim.kenny2@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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