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Gloucestershire Archives: Secets Revealed

A Gloucestershire Archives Christmas

Wednesday 24 November. 1 - 2pm. Free of charge

Ever wondered where our Christmas traditions come from? A fun, enlightening, fact-filled journey through our well loved Christmas traditions; join us to look at how we have celebrated Christmas through the ages! Blending history, folk-lore, myth and traditions to uncover some seasonal facts about a particularly well-loved time of the year. With lots of examples of Christmas-related documents from our collections at Gloucestershire Archives.

To book this talk visit Gloucestershire Archives Events

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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.

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 archives@gloucestershire.gov.uk and we will send you a link.

  

Gloucestershire Archives: Passport to the Past

Session takes place live on zoom

Yule enjoy this session focusing on Christmas traditions!

Wednesday 1 December, 4 - 5pm. Free of charge.

For 6-13 year olds

Christmas is the biggest celebration of the year in some parts of the world – including Gloucestershire - and is a time for special food and the giving of presents. Traditionally it is a time for families and friends to get together – something which many people were not able to do last year.

In this session we are going to look at some of the Christmas traditions which we have records of here in the Archives. We’re also going to get crafty, including making a special Christmas garland and a traditional Christmas card for someone special. This is going to be our last session of the year, so to make it extra special please wear something festive and bring a little treat you can eat. We’re hoping to find out about your Christmas traditions: is there something special you always do at this time of year?

 

To book this talk visit Gloucestershire Archives Events

Other useful information about the sessions.....

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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 archives@gloucestershire.gov.uk  and we will send you a link.

  

Gloucestershire Archives: Training event

How to use our online catalogue

Wednesday 8 December, 1 - 2pm. Free of charge

 

Collections archivist Claire Collins will demonstrate Epexio, our new online catalogue. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • carry out both simple and advanced searches to find documents of interest
  • understand your search results  
  • order documents to view in our research room   

Claire will also show you Epexio’s other helpful features and flag up some exciting future developments. 

There’ll be time for trouble shooting too, so be sure to bring your questions (or you can email them in advance). 

To book your place visit Gloucestershire Archives events

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