Gloucester History (and Retro) Festivals; Gloucestershire Archives recommends….

Gloucester History Festival 2016The following sessions are being run by colleagues, volunteers or researchers connected with the Archives.  Full details for most events are available in the History Festival booklet – available on-line or in hard copy from Gloucestershire Archives.

  • 13 Aug-17 Dec. 150 Years of Engineering Excellence (Fielding and Platt).  Exhibition at Gloucester Life Museum, Westgate Street.  Linked to this, and as part of Gloucester Retro Day on Saturday 27 August, former employees of Fielding and Platt will be staffing a stall in Kings Walk.  You can catch them between 10am and 5pm.
  • Wed 7 Sept at 7.00pm. The History of Alney Island by Tony Conder, at the Wheatstone Hall, Museum of Gloucester.  Free – no prior booking required.
  • Thu 8 Sept at 10am or 2pm. The Great Gloucester Gargoyle Walk (W18) led by John Putley.  Meet at Gloucestershire Archives.  Free but pre-booking required.
  • Thu 8 Sept at 6pm. History, Heritage and Lottery Funding (CO4), at the Wheatstone Hall, Museum of Gloucester.  Hear about Heritage Lottery Funded projects across the city.  Free but pre-booking required.
  • Thu 8 Sept at 7pm. In the Footsteps of Monks by John Putley, at the Ivor Gurney Hall, Kings School.  Free but pre-booking required.
  • Fri 9 Sept at 2pm. Madcap Adventures of a Gloucester Boatman by John Chandler, in St Nicholas Church, Westgate St.    No pre-booking required.
  • Wed 14 Sept at 4pm. Tales of the Severn by John Chandler (BT11), in Blackfriars.  £7/£5 – pre-booking required.
  • Wed 14 Sept at 7.30pm. On first looking into volume 13 of the Victoria County History (C07) by Professor Christopher Dyer, at Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall.  Free but pre-booking required.  Nearly sold out.
  • Sat 17 Sept, 10am-3pm. Gloucestershire Constabulary Open Day at Police HQ Waterwells.  A family day out which includes exhibitions by the police archive volunteer group and Barbara Osborne of Gloucestershire Family History Society.  Free, no pre-booking required (not part of the Gloucester History Festival).

You can obtain tickets for all pre-bookable events from the Tourist Information Centre, 28 Southgate St, Gloucester, GL1 2DP (01452 396572), or via the website www.gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk (concessions for John Chandler’s Tales of the Severn talk are not available online).

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