Winter 2016

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Welcome to the first edition of the brand new Gloucestershire Heritage Hub e-newsletter

This publication replaces the ‘For the Record’ emails you’ve been receiving to date; as before, it features updates about Gloucestershire Archives’ services.  If you’d prefer not to receive future issues you can unsubscribe by clicking on the relevant link below.

What is Gloucestershire Heritage Hub?

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub is an emerging network of people with a common interest in the documented history of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.  Its founding members are the key stakeholders in the Heritage Lottery funded ‘For the Record’ project:

Over the coming year Hub members will be setting up arrangements that help people to get involved in gathering, keeping and sharing the documented history of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire – records that already exist and those that will be created over time.   Specifically, we will create a virtual Heritage Hub (website and social networking) and an onsite Heritage Hub (new facilities and services at Gloucestershire Archives’ Alvin Street premises in Gloucester). 

We hope you will enjoy reading about our efforts and begin to feel part of the Heritage Hub community.


  • Onsite Heritage Hub coming soon

    We are looking forward to building works starting in the New Year. We have changed our foundation designs due to a combination of the geology and archaeology of the site. This took time to finalise and has resulted in additional costs that we hadn’t anticipated.   We are thrilled to have a funding package in place, which is allowing works to start.

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  • Archives’ public service during building works

    We plan to run a temporary research room from the Frith Centre whilst the main Archives building is adapted and extended.  The current arrangements for pre-ordering documents will continue but on-site parking will be limited to those with blue badges.  In case of unforeseen changes, please check the Archives’ website before visiting.

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