Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Family History

A generous donation

The Family History Society is delighted to have received a donation of local and historical books, hand drawn maps, histories including of Gloucester Inns, churches, ancient roads, rivers, mills and much more from the family of Brian Sysum. 


Some of the donated books and maps

Hand drawn map of the inns and churches of Gloucester

Brian who sadly passed away in in early January worked as a sign writer before he retired and was a regular visitor to the Family History Centre and Gloucestershire Archives. His daughter, Sue, who brought her father's collection in, said about her dad ‘he was totally obsessed about Gloucester history and the civil war. Everyday, morning, noon and night’.

Sue Sysum and David Howell

GFHS would like to thank Brian’s family for their generous donation.

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