Breaking Down Brick Walls: An online workshop: Mia Bennett

GFHS: On Line Event

The Brickwalls Here are the brief summaries of the five  brick walls we will be examining. You are welcome to explore them in advance  but please do not share any results until we ask you to do so in the session. Introductory Talk The introductory talk (but not the discussion of the examples)  has been...

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Great War Widows and emigration: Andrea Hetherington: Online: Note the changed date

GFHS: On Line Event

The Talk The lives of Britain’s First World War widows remain largely unexplored despite the explosion of interest in the conflict during the Centenary period. This talk looks at the phenomenon of war widows’ emigration to the Dominions of Australia and Canada. Using information from passenger manifests, census returns and documents supplied by the descendants...

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Regiment and Rhyme

Heritage Hub Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, United Kingdom

Stay on Track

Heritage Hub Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, United Kingdom

John Nevil Maskelyne: Gloucestershire’s master of Magic and Mystery: Andy Meller : Online

GFHS: On Line Event

Born in Cheltenham in 1839, John Nevil Maskelyne was a magician, showman, author and inventor. Honoured to this day by the Magic Circle, who present an annual Maskelyne Award for services to British magic, 'The Chief' as he was known, still holds the record for the longest running continuous magic show in British history. During...

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Christmas social and quiz

Dunrossil Centre at the Heritage Hub Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester

Join us for a pre-Christmas Quiz and a chance to chat to GFHS friends and meet members of the Friends of the Archives and Gloucester Local History Society Seasonal refreshments, tea and coffee

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My Grandad’s Global Family: Ben Nicholls: Online

GFHS: On Line Event

The  talk has been recorded and the link is available to members when logged in. The introductory talk has been recorded. Members can access the recording here. Ben Nicholls introduces his talk When, at the age of 24, I discovered that my grandad had had four children with three different women over a period of...

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Ship Shape

Heritage Hub Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, United Kingdom

Breach of Promise to Marry: Denise Bates: Online

GFHS: On Line Event

"The marriage day was fixed, the wedding dresses were bought, the wedding tour was planned out, the wedding guests were invited. The day came, but not the bridegroom." Whilst the fictional Miss Havisham never got over rejection, the reality was much brighter for thousands of jilted women. Rather than mope in fading wedding finery, they...

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