Autumn 2022

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Gloucestershire Archives: Secrets Revealed


Wednesday 26 October, 1 - 2pm.  Free of charge


Military History

Military archives held by Gloucestershire Archives are considerable in volume and wide ranging in content. The term “military” has been widely interpreted. It includes military material of an archive nature transferred from the Gloucestershire Collection into the archives.


The records relate to almost every conflict that Great Britain has been involved in, from the Wars of the Roses in the 1400s to Civil Defence planning in the 1970s.  They include records of Gloucestershire’s regular, militia, volunteer and Territorial Army units, the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and Royal Air Force.


As well as official records, they comprise personal military experiences of individuals in letters and diaries, as well as local government planning relating to civil defence and military buildings.  In this presentation we will be cherry picking some of the most interesting items, to try and bring a flavour of just how extensive our military collections are.


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This monthly series of leisurely lunchtime learning sessions are great for those who are new to learning about the past and for those passionate about history, keen to expand their knowledge on a given subject in a focused session.

Led by experts at Gloucestershire Archives they are easy to digest, laced with humour and full of headline facts and context information ready to unlock an the secrets of a time gone by.

Secrets Revealed are live Zoom seminars that bring together a community of people with a shared interest in history, heritage, culture and their importance in today’s world.

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