Thursday 5th February, 2pm
Heather and David
We hope you find something of interest here: there are illustrations of the ways in which the Friends help and support Gloucestershire Archives and examples of what we offer to members.
We organise outings and lectures, seminars & other events and an annual social evening. If you are already a member (Thank you!), we hope you find interest and enjoyment in your membership; if you are not a member, we hope you will join and support us - you'll find details here.
Guided by the Archives, we buy interesting items that enhance the Archive and which come up for sale from time to time, as well as useful equipment for public use in the search room. We fund small projects on our own - but one of our most important roles is to generate the match-funding to enable Gloucestershire Archives to apply for grants from national funding bodies.
We are particularly pleased by the way the Gloucester Rugby Heritage Project has gone from strength to strength since 2008, when we helped secure a treasure trove of Gloucester Rugby memorabilia dating back to the 19th century. And we're delighted, too, that the Heritage Lottery Fund has choosen this as one of their featured projects.
This year we are leading the fundraising in support of For the Record, Gloucestershire Archives' major project to extend the gathering, keeping and sharing of the documented and digital heritage of local communities in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire - and ensuring, in collaboration with partners, that this rich heritage continues to be accessible into the future.
For more details on the project and how you can help, please see this introduction.