June 2022 Special Edition

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Gloucestershire Archives: Passport to the Past

Pet Project

Wednesday 6 July, 4 - 5pm. Free of charge

For 6-13 year olds.


June is Carers Month when we focus on people who look after others.  Some children help care for family members - and all humans have the capacity to care for other people. We’re also good at caring for other animals, and there are lots of records in the archives of people and their beloved pets - and working animals like sheepdogs and police dogs.


What or who do you look after? Do you have a pet, a plant, a special toy or something else? We would love to hear about it – or even better – see it! Can you bring it along to the session on July 6th and tell us about it?


Did you know?

  • One of the first electronic toys was the Tamagotchi. They were invented in Japan and were said to help children learn how to take care of something by giving it food, sleep and hugs! One of the archivists here still has hers from when she was a child.
  • John Daniel was a very famous pet gorilla who lived with a family in Gloucestershire and died in 1922 – one hundred years ago. We’ll be hearing his story.
  • A Gloucestershire pet shop was invaded by elephants in 1934.

We look forward to seeing you. July will be our last Passport to the Past session before we break for the summer – so let’s make it extra special!


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