Gloucestershire Archives: Secrets Revealed
A Right Royal County
Wednesday 22 June, 1 - 2pm. Free of charge
Gloucestershire has had interactions with the Kings & Queens of our nation for almost 1500 years – from the defeat of Romano-British Kings Coinmail, Condidan and Farinmail at the Battle of Dyrham in 577AD through to providing homes to the future monarch Charles and his younger sister today.
During this time the county has been witness to the coronation of a king and the murder of another.
We’ve seen Royal houses fighting each other, at least two rebellions, a whole city defying a king and a king ordering the start of government officialdom.
We’ve also had numerous royal tours and visits and even a royal mystery – find out about all this in our next Secrets Revealed presentation.
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Open Garden at the Heritage Hub
In association with Kingsholm & Wotton Neighbourhood Partnership
Saturday 25 June, 11am - 4pm
Free parking on site. Free refreshments available.
Relax in the beautiful surroundings of our community garden
Family friendly garden games and activities
A “right royal” display of records held at Gloucestershire Archives
“Tracing your roots” help available from Gloucestershire Family History Society
Drop-in session - stay as long or as little as you like!
Don't forget to visit other gardens on the trail as well!
Photographs by Phil King and Gloucestershire Archives
Saturday events at the Heritage Hub
Make and Mend
Saturday 2 July, 1 - 4pm
Repair and conserve your favourite item; make something new out of something old and admire the crafting skills of local people.
Includes a talk on the Hart Silversmiths Trust and a demonstration of silver working by David and Will Hart, Freemen of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmith, 1 - 2pm.
Free parking on site.
Booking is encouraged to save disappointment
For more information and to book visit Gloucestershire Archives Events
Flora and Fauna
Saturday 6 August, 1 - 4pm
A buzzy event featuring the Heritage Hub beekeepers, Glos Wildlife & Orchard Trusts, garden related talks, and archive treasures on display
For more information visit Gloucestershire Archives Events
More information coming soon about the following events. Keep an eye on our Gloucestershire Archives Saturday Events page
Saturday 3 September, 1 - 4pm
A talk by Amelia Bennett explains how to make sense of your genes; and make memories through oral history
Saturday 1 October, 1 - 4pm
A celebration of past, present and future architecture
Saturday 5 November, 1 - 4pm
A military history focus day
‘Anything that moves…’
Saturday 3 December, 1 - 4pm
A Gloucestershire heritage transport extravaganza
And don't forget.....Gloucestershire Family History Centre is open 10am - 12am so researchers, whether GFHS members or not, can take advantage of the many resources available in the Centre before the main Hub event itself starts.
Gloucestershire Archives: Passport to the Past
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!