Summer Talks at the Heritage Hub

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Passport to the Past: Unheard Voices

Wednesday 2 June, 4 - 5pm. Free event.   For ages 6-13 years.

We’ve called this session ‘unheard voices’ because so much of what we know about what happened in history is from the point of view of the adults: there is not much ‘source material’ written by children at all. We think that what children have to say is very important, and in this session we want to hear YOUR voice. Not a parent, not a teacher, not a politician - this session is all about you!


                                                    The youngest recorded boy and girl who were imprisoned in Gloucester Gaol.

Do you want to help researchers in the future have a reliable first hand account of what it was like to be a child in Gloucestershire in 2021? Send us your story and let us look after it for future generations. One of archivists will explain how this works…..

We’ll be looking at how attitudes have changed towards children over the last few hundred years and trying to find out whether children today have a better life than they did in the past. And we’ll also be thinking about things that haven’t changed - children have always loved to eat sweets, have fun and have sometimes got into trouble….

  • What happened to children who broke the law?
  • What kinds of jobs did children have?
  • What were the most popular toys and games?

Find out the answers to these and many more questions in these interactive Zoom sessions where you’ll meet other people, hear from experts and enjoy fun activities you can either do during the club, or in your own time afterwards.

To book your place visit the Gloucestershire Archives website

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 aren’t able to 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.


No comments have been left for this article

Have your say...

Your name will be published alongside your comment but we will not publish your email address.

All comments will be reviewed by a moderator before being published.

Please ensure you complete all fields marked as mandatory.