Gloucestershire Heritage Hub Community Open Day 2nd September 2018, 1Oam to 4pm
Program of Events
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.
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.
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 Family History Centre,
Gloucester, GL1 3AH
Nominees must be fully paid-up members of the Gloucestershire Family History Society.
By Carolyn Heighway:
Aethelflaed – her legacy and importance to Gloucester (to continue commemorating the 1100th anniversary of her death).
Her legacy and importance to Gloucester (to continue commemorating the 1100th anniversary of her death)
Talk will be given by Carolyn Heighway
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.
Social Evening for Members & Guests
By: Barry Simon
By: Chris & Judy Rouse
Mayhem & Murder on the Midland (to include resources used in tracing railway ancestors)
By: Ted Wilson
Gloucester Behind the Scenes – a run around those parts of Gloucester not normally experienced by the public.