Saturday @ the Heritage Hub -free monthly events
The November Saturday event (4 November, 1-4 pm) at the Heritage Hub is Regiment and Rhyme, a focus on World War 1 in partnership with Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum. We have two talks for you to enjoy:
1.15pm - Comrades in Arms; F.W. Harvey the Gloucestershire Laureate, a talk by Roger Deeks with sound recordings
3.00pm - ‘8000 Gloster Poppies - The theatres of war where Glosters, including poets fought’ by Rob Dixon
The event will also feature unique documents from Gloucestershire Archives' collections, and a chance to learn about the work of the F W Harvey Society.
The following month, 'Stay on track', (Saturday 2 December, 1-4 pm) will look at all things trains. Building on the spectacular success of last year's transport themed event, highlights will include even more model train layouts!
These FREE monthly Saturday events are truly collaborative, so don't forget that Hub partners the Gloucestershire Family History Society are there from 10.00 a.m. on each occasion. Pop in and get expert help from the knowledgeable volunteers in the Society's resource centre.
For more details, and to book for talks, please visit the Heritage Hub website
Secrets Revealed online talks
Gloucestershire Archives' online talks are delivered by popular speaker John Putley on the first Wednesday of each month, 1-2 pm.
November's presentation is 'Goodbyeee'. This talk looks at World War 1 related material held at Gloucestershire Archives, to explore the impact of this global conflict on the local population and the heritage that it left behind. But don’t worry - it’ll be all over by Christmas…
And coming fast down the tracks.......December's presentation, 'All Aboard', dips into the archive collections for a look at trains, engines, railways stations....
For more details and to book, please visit the Heritage Hub website
Local History Research workshops
There's still time to book onto the Local History Research 'how to ...' workshops which start on 19 October and run fortnightly until March 2024.
The workshops are supported by archive documents and led by historians from the Victoria County History and University of the West of England in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Each workshop looks at a different aspect or topic of research- you can choose topics which particularly interest you, or sign up to the full series.
All 10 workshops were sold out last year and are repeated now by popular demand - a quality experience!
For more details and to book, please visit the Heritage Hub website https://www.heritagehub.org.uk/local-history-workshops-2023-2024/
Rooms with a view
Clapham Court tower block has been an iconic feature of Gloucester's skyline for over 60 years. This near neighbour of the Heritage Hub is scheduled for demolition in 2024, but before it vanishes from our streets for ever, the doors will be open to the public one last time, thanks to a Voices Gloucester project, 'Storeys'.
'Storeys' launches with a bang on bonfire weekend with 'the best view of fireworks in the county!' 10 flats will be open to the public with artwork by artists who have been working with residents to explore the stories hidden within a building which has been home to many.
Drop in sessions, no need to book:
Saturday 4 November 2-8
Sunday 5 November 2-8
Saturday 11 November 2-8
Sunday 12 November 2-8
Booking required (via Voices Gloucester website):
Monday 6 - Friday 10 November, 9 -5
Gloucester History Festival
The King’s Talks series continues with our latest new event marking Black History Month:
Windrush 75: Welcome to Gloucester
Friday 20 October 6pm
More details and book tickets now at: www.gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk
The Secrets of Stonehenge
Saturday 21 October 6.30pm
One of Britain’s top archaeologists and a world expert on Stonehenge, Julian Richards explores our fascination with the Stones through the ages and discusses the latest research.
Book tickets now for both events at: www.gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk
Northleach History Exhibition
Northleach Old Prison is hosting a special exhibition of archives from the town's trusts and institutions. Entry is free and runs from 1-4 November (half term week), 11-3 pm