Gloucester Behind the Scenes

By: Ted Wilson

Gloucester Behind the Scenes – a run around those parts of Gloucester not normally experienced by the public.

Mayhem & Murder on the Midland

By: Chris & Judy Rouse

Mayhem & Murder on the Midland (to include resources used in tracing railway ancestors)

Christmas Event

Social Evening for Members & Guests

The History of Aviation in Gloucestershire

By: Barry Simon

World War 1 Centenary

By: John Dixon

World War 1 Centenary – a cause for celebration? – discussing the validity of the War and massive loss of life on the centenary of the first Armistice.

St Oswald’s Priory and Aethelflaed

By Carolyn Heighway:

Aethelflaed – her legacy and importance to Gloucester (to continue commemorating the 1100th anniversary of her death).

Open Day and Tea Party

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub Community Open Day 2nd September 2018, 1Oam to 4pm

Program of Events

1Oam Open

10.30am Behind the scenes guided tour (approx. 30 minutes)

11.00am Family friendly talk by Our roaming highwayman
11.00am “Treasures Of the Archives” illustrated talk

11.30am Behind the scenes guided tour (approx. 30 minutes)

12 noon Film show created from spoken memories (Memories Of parents in WW1 ; the old Cattle
Market; childhood memories of the Picturedrome cinema; the home front in WW2; the deep
snowfall of 1947; the Sevem Bridge disaster; Fielding & Platt at Christmas; the suitcase; and
obtaining a hat). (approx. 35 minutes).

12.30pm Behind the scenes guided tour (approx. 30 minutes)

1.30pm Behind the scenes guided tour (approx. 30 minutes)

2.00pm Family friendly talk by our roaming highwayman

2.00pm “Treasures of the Archives” illustrated talk

2.30pm Behind the scenes guided tour (approx. 30 minutes)

3.00pm Film show created from spoken memories (Memories of father in WWI; the Three Choirs
Festival; a bomb dropping in WW2; growing up during and after WW2; the 1947 floods; Fielding &
Platt at Christmas; a wandering cat; an artist’s impression of Barton and Tredworth scenes;
opening a shop on Barton St; and breakfast at a teashop). (approx 35 mins). N.B. The content Of
this film show is completely different to the show seen at 12.00.

4.00pm Close

And don’t miss —
Treasure hunt and quiz for children; tea and cake; family tree drop-in sessions throughout the day
with Gloucestershire Family History Society; conservation display with one of our conservators;
meet the artists; exhibitions on women’s policing in the county; Dame Joan Cook and Gloucester’s
first grammar school; Our volunteers’ sign-up desk; selection of original items on display from
Gloucestershire Archives’ collections; live folk music; a display of photographs of how the building
project progressed over the last 18 months.

Open Day Poster

St Oswald’s Prioty and Aethelfaed

Her legacy and importance to Gloucester (to continue commemorating the 1100th anniversary of her death)

Talk will be given by Carolyn Heighway

The Future of Family History within the HUB

By Heather Forbes.

This will be preceded by Gloucestershire Family History Society AGM

Please attend as your valuable support is needed ongoing into the future.

Nominations are invited for election to the Executive Committee of the Gloucestershire Family History Society.

The election for the 12 members of the GFHS Executive Committee will take place at the AGM on 12th September 2015 at The Hub, Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester.

If you wish to stand for election, please complete the nomination form available at The Family History Centre, or download the Nomination Committee Form 2018-2019, and return to:

The Chairman
The Family History Centre,
Clarence Row,
Alvin Street,
Gloucester, GL1 3AH  

Nominees must be fully paid-up members of the Gloucestershire Family History Society.

No Talk

Apologies there is No talk planed this month.

Please attend the AGM being held at the New Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, Followed by a talk on the future of the Family History Centre within the HUB.

A full programme of talks is currently being put together and will be published shortly.