About Heather Forbes

Head of Information Management & Archives

Keeping busy behind the scenes

Here at Gloucestershire Archives we’re involved in lots of activities to gather, keep and share the documented heritage of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.  We’re also leading joint activities to make sure this keeps on happening, like the £2.6M For the Record project we’re currently developing.

While some of our work is plain to see there’s a lot that goes on in the background, especially when it comes to dealing with collections.  So we thought it’d be good to share more about what we’ve been up to.  With this in mind a few folk from our Collections team spoke with Pete Wilson of Radio Gloucestershire.  The interviews were broadcast throughout his shows on 18th and 25th January and you can listen to them via the links below.  They’ll be available until 15th and 22nd February respectively.  Amongst other things, the team mention the key role of volunteers and partner organisations.  They highlight this in the round-up at the end of the second programme.

I hope you find their enthusiasm inspiring.   I certainly did!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ghtjm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gws2m

Gloucestershire wins lottery support to preserve ongoing history

I am delighted to announce some good news – we have been successful in our ‘For the Record’ bid and have received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Heritage Lottery Fund logo

The project will improve the way the documented heritage of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire is gathered, kept and shared.

Development funding of £123,300 has been awarded to help Gloucestershire Archives progress our plans to apply for the full grant next year. Continue reading