A very special welcome.
We are very pleased to have helped with the fundraising to enable the ‘For the Record’ project to become a reality. From an early stage we were keen to support the production of iconic welcome desks in the Heritage Hub. The ash desks were commissioned from Smith and Choyce based in Barton Street, Gloucester, a traditional firm specialising in bespoke architectural joinery with over 80 years’ experience.
Here is the Family History desk under construction in their Barton Street workshop in January 2018 and the finished desk installed in March 2018.
We’re particularly pleased with the engraved Heritage Hub logo on the main visitors’ reception desk.
There is also a third matching ash desk in the research room from which original archives are issued to researchers. This has kindly been funded by the Wolfson Foundation, along with the rest of the furniture in this area.