Back to the future – the Virtual Heritage Hub

The ‘For the Record’ Stakeholders Advisory Board has made good headway with plans to develop a virtual Heritage Hub.

What is it?

Like the onsite Hub, it will offer facilities – in this case, digital ones –  that support people to gather, keep, share and use archives. The Board has already agreed a specification and we are setting up a stakeholder team to develop and manage the virtual Heritage Hub – so watch this space!

The virtual hub will be made up of the website and social networking sites so you can share your stories with everyone. Until then, we need your help to do it the old fashioned way:


Your Place in History

We’re looking for quotes and archival images to display in the new onsite Heritage Hub and would welcome your ideas:

  • Pithy comments about your experience of archives. E.g. ‘History is the glue that holds communities together’ (Historical Research Group, Sittingbourne, Kent);
  • Short quotes from archives and/or iconic archival images to inspire or intrigue Hub visitors.


Birthday celebrations

2016 marks the 80th birthday of Gloucestershire Archives and the 90th birthday of the building. So we’re also looking for contributions to our birthday celebrations in the autumn:

  • A story or anecdote about Gloucestershire Archives or our current home, the former Kingsholm School;
  • Or nominate your favourite archive (with reasons why) to feature in the birthday celebrations or future blogs.


We’d love to hear from you. Please contact or send your contributions by post to Gloucestershire Archives by 23 September please.

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