Events

Sep
2
Sun
Open Day and Tea Party @ Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Sep 2 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

Sep
12
Wed
The Future of Family History within the HUB @ Heritage Hub
Sep 12 @ 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM

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 2018 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.

Sep
15
Sat
Forest of Dean Branch – Open Day @ West Dean Centre
Sep 15 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Annual Branch Open Day, West Dean Centre, Bream 10.00 – 4.00pm approx..

Sep
18
Tue
Coach Trip to The National Archives & Kew Gardens
Sep 18 @ 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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GFHS Coach Trips to TNA & Kew Gardens 2018

A Stroll around Blakeney with Ernie Hale. @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Sep 18 @ 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM

“A Stroll Around Blakeney”, a showing of a DVD made by Ernie Hale taking in some of the historic and interesting buildings and sites in Blakeney and the people who lived and worked there. West Dean Centre, Bream, 7.30pm.

Oct
10
Wed
St Oswald’s Priory and Aethelflaed @ Heritage Hub Dunrossil Room
Oct 10 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

By Carolyn Heighway:

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

St Oswald’s Prioty and Aethelfaed @ Hreitage Hub
Oct 10 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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

Talk will be given by Carolyn Heighway

Oct
13
Sat
Glamorgan Family History Society Fair @ Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre,
Oct 13 @ 10:10 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, October 13th – Glamorgan F.H.S. Fair at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, 10.00 am to 3.30pm. The Forest Branch will be represented.

Oct
17
Wed
Public Health in Gloucestershire, 1919 with Roger Deeks @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Oct 17 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, October 17th – Roger Deeks on “Public Health in Gloucestershire, 1919”. West Dean Centre, Bream, 7.30pm.

Nov
14
Wed
World War 1 Centenary @ Heritage Hub
Nov 14 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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.

Nov
21
Wed
Newnham-on-Severn: Its People’s History through St. Peter’s Churchyard with Steve Cooper
Nov 21 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, November 21st – Steve Cooper on “Newnham-on-Severn: Its People’s History through St. Peter’s Churchyard”. West Dean Centre, Bream, 7.30pm.

Dec
12
Wed
Christmas Event @ Heritage Hub
Dec 12 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Social Evening for Members & Guests

Dec
19
Wed
Christmas Social @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Dec 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, December 19th – Christmas Social, West Dean Centre Bream, 7.30pm.

Jan
9
Wed
The History of Aviation in Gloucestershire @ Heritage Hub
Jan 9 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

By: Barry Simon

Feb
13
Wed
Mayhem & Murder on the Midland @ Heritage Hub
Feb 13 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

By: Chris & Judy Rouse

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

Mar
13
Wed
Gloucester Behind the Scenes @ Heritage Hub
Mar 13 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

By: Ted Wilson

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