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September 2021

Society Annual General Meeting: Online via Zoom or in person in the Dunrossil Centre

30 September @ 2:00 pm
Dunrossil Centre at the Heritage Hub and via Zoom, Clarence Row, Alvin Street
Gloucester,GL1 3AH
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We hope members will join the Annual General Meeting starting at 2pm  to hear about the progress the Society is making.Members can download the papers for the AGM when logged in to their account. The numbers we can accommodate in the  the Dunrossil Centre for the AGM  are limited and the meeting is for members. Please email the Secretary secretary@gfhs.org.uk   if you are a member and wish to come If you wish to join in online via Zoom for  the…

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Who do you think your police ancestors were? Sue Webb: Online via Zoom and in person in the Dunrossil Centre

30 September @ 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Dunrossil Centre at the Heritage Hub and via Zoom, Clarence Row, Alvin Street
Gloucester,GL1 3AH
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Sue will offer a guide to using Gloucestershire Police Archives to find your local constabulary ancestors.The Constabulary Archives was started as a Millennium project and initially run by volunteers linked to the police family.  The Constabulary Archives became an integral part of the For the Record project which was started at Gloucestershire Archives in 2016 and Sue Webb was appointed as a member of police staff. The Constabulary Archives continues to run from both Police Headquarters and the Heritage Hub. …

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October 2021

The People of the the Dowty Group: Insights from the Archive: Ally McConnell: Online

13 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
GFHS: On Line Event

Using the recently catalogued Dowty archive (D8347), the Dowty Heritage website and Sir George Dowty’s autobiography, the Dowty project archivist Ally McConnell will take you on a short journey through the history of the Dowty Group between 1931 and the present day. The Group started in the aviation industry but ended up with lots of companies and lots of specialties – including spectacles for chickens, as well as more useful things like mining equipment, agricultural hydraulic equipment, electronics and, later,…

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