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July 2021

Passport to the Past: Stories from the Big House

7 July @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
GA: Online Event

Aimed at 6 - 13 year olds. Free but please book on the archives website

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Dating and getting the most out of your old family photos: Steve Gill: Online

14 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
GFHS: On Line Event

Your old photographs are valuable assets that should be cared for and preserved. But they should also be seen and appreciated. A good quality photo restoration saves the original by creating a new image and giving the new version pride of place. A restoration should be sympathetic to the original and bring it back to life. The talk will help you understand your old photos and get you thinking about the detail that is held in the images and how…

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August 2021

The Secret World of Gloucester Docks: Tony Conder: Online

11 August @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
GFHS: On Line Event

You will see a new perspective on  Gloucester Docks  as Tony imagines that he  worked as a dock policeman  and takes  you through his retirement album of dock photos from the Victorian age and the stories behind them, the people and the events of over 60 years of the working port.Tony Conder came to Gloucester to open the National Waterways Museum in the Docks having previously worked for British Waterways as their museum Curator. Now retired he researches and gives…

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September 2021

Gloucester History Festival

4 September - 19 September
Various

A very wide ranging programme: take a look at the website. You can see the videos about family history contributed by members of the Society last year in the archive

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Voices of the Forest: Roger Deeks

15 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Witherby Room, West Dean Centre, West Dean Centre
Bream,GloucestershireGL15 6JWUnited Kingdom
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Roger Deeks will talk about the "Voices of the Forest" project - audio recordings of Foresters recollections of working and general life in the Forest in bygone times (includes some audio).

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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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November 2021

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Archives: William and Barbara Cooper: Online

10 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
GFHS: On Line Event

Everyone will be aware of the iconic white Portland stone headstones in military cemeteries around Europe, including the UK, commemorating the Allied dead from two World Wars. But how did they come to be there, in their immaculate rows and beautiful surroundings? Perhaps most importantly for family historians, who is commemorated, what information is held and how can it be accessed? This 45 minute presentation will introduce you to the fascinating work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC); its significant…

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Christchurch Graves: John Belcher

17 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Witherby Room, West Dean Centre, West Dean Centre
Bream,GloucestershireGL15 6JWUnited Kingdom
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A virtual tour of some interesting grave memorials at Christchurch, Berry Hill, Cemetery. Please email the branch secretary if you are intending to come.

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