New Year 2022 edition

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Gloucestershire Archives: Passport to the Past

Drawing on the past - Gloucestershire castles and the Cathedral

Wednesday 2 February, 4 - 5pm. Free of charge. For 6-13 years.


Gloucestershire is home to some wonderful historic buildings, including some Mediaeval castles and a magnificent Cathedral. Becky, the archivist at Gloucester Cathedral, is one of our friends and we are very happy to say that she will be coming to talk to us about some of the history of this iconic building. We’ve also persuaded Karen, the archivist at Berkeley Castle to share some of the castle’s incredible history with us.

Many of you enjoyed our session on drawing from life led by artist Georgia. This time we will be joined by another artist, Jamie, who is fascinated by architecture and specialises in drawing buildings. Bring pencils, pens and whatever you need to release your inner artist! As before, we would love to see and share your work.

To book this talk visit Gloucestershire Archives Events

Coming in March...

Tykes, ragamuffins and scallywags: children, punishment and the law

Wednesday 3 March, 4 - 5pm. Free of charge. For 6 - 13 years

For this session Jemma and Kate will be joined by Sue Webb, a former Police Officer and an expert on the history of the Gloucestershire Police Force.

The archives hold many examples of children being insulted, caned, beaten, and made to stand in a corner for hours. Young children could even be made to do ‘hard labour’ or imprisoned. These records help to show how attitudes to children have changed over the years.

Not all that long ago teachers used to physically punish their students: the cane, the slipper and the ruler were all used to beat ‘naughty’ children. We are going to look at some examples of the kinds of punishments children used to receive in and out of school - and YOU are going to decide if the children really were ‘naughty’ and the punishment was fair.

To book this talk visit Gloucestershire Archives Events

Other useful information about the sessions.....

For every monthly Passport event, we create new resources which can be used during the session. These will appear on the Passport to the Past: fun activities and resources for families and schools page at least 48 hours before each event takes place giving you time to print them off. This link will also be sent to you a couple of days before the event takes place.

If you can’t print off the pages for the session, please don’t worry! We will display the pages on the screen during the event and all your child will need is a couple of pages of blank paper and a pen or pencil.

Please note that there are other pages listed as downloads which you can also print and enjoy in your own time if you want to do so.

You should receive your Zoom link as an automated message when you book on to this event (remember to press the "Book now" button once you've entered your details). If you don't, please check your junk folder. If it's not in there, please contact  and we will send you a link.



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