Summer 2022

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Voices Gloucester at the Heritage Hub

Our Living History, told by you 

A selection of free events taking place during Gloucester History Festival at the Heritage Hub. Free parking on site.

To book or find out more, visit and see our full programme of year round events.


Who are you?

Saturday 3rd September

A DNA and Family History focus session

11am -    Talk by Phil McCormick: A family business - 167 years of Nicks & Company

1- 4pm - Talk by Amelia Bennett, leading genealogist and historian on using DNA analysis to unlock your family secrets.

Want to do you family history but not sure how to start? Come and chat with experienced volunteers of Gloucestershire Family History Society. Learn how to make permanent memories of friends, family and colleagues through oral history and about archive resources.

The Gloucestershire Family History Centre is open from 10am.


Hands on History - preserving family photographs

Thursday 8th September, 10.30am- 3.30pm

Discover top tips for handling photographs and preventing damage in this practical workshop with heritage professionals


Innovations in Gloucester 

Friday 9th September, 10.00am - 4pm,

A day of  talks, come for the day and bring a picnic to enjoy in the Hub’s community garden, or just pick one or two.

10.00 am     Fielding and Platt:  Engineering the world John Bancroft

 Hydraulic Rivetter on R.M.S. Oceanic c.1898 (F&P)

11.20 am     Dowty innovators: the people of the Dowty group Ally McConnell

 Sir George Dowty with a Dowty undercarriage for the Avro Lancaster

13.30 pm     Gloucester Corporation: innovation in the city in the mid-20th century Karen Davidson

 A poster for Sir Alan Cobham's Youth of Britain flights (Gloucester Corporation) 

14.50 pm    An improving picture: 200 years of mental health provision in Gloucestershire Jemma Fowkes

   Barnwood House


Voices Gloucester Green Day

Sunday 18th September, 1pm - 4pm.

Bring a picnic to the wonderful community garden and learn through films and talks, how Gloucester folk engaged with the environment in the past.

Look to the past for a more sustainable future - learn how to make a wax food wrap or how to darn a sock!


Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3DW

See for full details of all events


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