Autumn 2019

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

News and information


A very warm welcome to our new treasurer,

GFHS’s new committee was elected at the September AGM, including new society member Elaine Schollar, who, having recently moved into the area from London, has now taken over as treasurer from David Poole. A very warm welcome to Elaine and many sincere thanks to David who has served over eight years in the role.

John Putley, Archives Learning & Outreach Officer, concluded the evening with a wonderfully engaging talk as the Medieval/Tudor/Stuart barber/surgeon.   John’s table was covered with an array of medical instruments of the day along with many other artefacts, all of which he demonstrated with a wealth of fascinating detail and infectious enthusiasm. It was a most enjoyable end to the evening. A huge thank you to John.

Our next monthly talk is on Wednesday 13th November, 7.30pm at the Heritage Hub. Trish Thomas presents - ‘Finding a Face from the Distant Past’


With the third issue of GFHS’s monthly newsletter ‘Generate’ just having been circulated, feedback has been most encouraging. Devised specifically for GFHS volunteers, not only does ‘Generate’ aim to keep volunteers well informed with all that’s going on, it also offers a line of communication through which volunteers are able to air and share their views on various matters.

Saturday Opening - 1st Saturday of every month, 9am – 4pm

The first of GFHS’s monthly Saturday openings on 5th October proved a great success with eight visitors attending throughout the day. Many thanks to volunteers Jane Daw and Vicky Thorpe who were kept very busy! This was a great start.

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Visit the Events page for more information about Family History Fairs


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