January 2023

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Gloucestershire Archives - Secrets Revealed online talk

The happiest days of your life!

Wednesday 22 March, 1 - 2pm.  Free of charge. Online talk.

School days generate a vast raft of memories: school milk, PE/gym, games, endless maths lessons, school dinners (chocolate crunch = heaven, tapioca = hell), playground noise, exams, conkers, pushing and shoving in the corridors, and not forgetting dinner ladies, teachers and the head.  This presentation will look at the origins of schooling in the county and some of the wealth of school related records that are contained within Gloucestershire Archives.  The bulk of these records are from the Victorian period and are mostly drawn from school logbooks (almost magical tomes that recorded the daily activity at schools and which provide fascinating insights onto the past lives of schools), admission registers and punishment books.  Don’t be late or you’ll be detention!

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.

To book visit Gloucestershire Archives Events

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

We are now doing Secrets Revealed talks via Microsoft Teams rather than Zoom. When you book on to the event you should immediately receive a Teams link. This will also be sent a few days before the event. If you have not heard from us by the day of the event, please email kate.maisey@gloucestershire.gov.uk



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