The Parlour

We borrow from the monastic past in which a silent order would designate certain rooms of its house for the conduct of business with the outside world and for necessary conversation within.

We hope that FoGA members, Archive Staff, volunteers and anyone who uses the Gloucestershire Archives, may use this space much like the Coffee Lounge.  Here you can break your vow of silence – and let rip that excitement that you have been bottling up in the Search Room.  We take a liberal view of “necessary” conversation.

We hope you will find this space interesting and useful.  We hope to use it to tell you about forthcoming events organised either by FoGA or by Gloucestershire Archives themselves; we hope it can be used to share information amongst the community of volunteers who help the Archives in so many ways; we hope you can use it to share interesting things you have found in the Archives, or anything you think is interesting about Archives and Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire Archives write:  Gloucestershire Archives is very excited to see the FOGA Parlour up and running . We hope that this will provide a great opportunity for the Friends, volunteers, users, staff and anyone else with an interest in Gloucestershire Archives to announce, reflect on, speculate about or otherwise share all kinds of fascinating stuff about the collections we hold.

But, as the FoGA Parlour opens, can we ask that if you have any general queries, copy orders, compliments, comments or complaints about Gloucestershire Archives’ holdings or services, please contact us directly (see for details). We will then be able to deal with these properly.

…And now over to you!  Please see How To for some very basic tips…


4 thoughts on “The Parlour

  1. Fred Vening

    I have been working on placing blue plaques on properties in Avening where it was known that one of our War Dead lived or was born. In a lot of instances it proved difficult to identify the property required. For instance, the hamlet of Nags Head listing on the 1911 census was just “Nags Head”. However, using the 1909 map of the area and the Hereditament list, we can more readily identify the property we need.
    I am indebted to Anthea Jones for her assistance

    1. Anthea

      It’s splendid to find that people are using the transcripts of Gloucestershire Archives’ records of the Lloyd George survey of land values, in which each property was identified by an ‘hereditament’ number. Since Fred asked for help in searching for Avening war dead, two other people have followed him.

  2. Anthea

    Splendid idea! and I have written a blog immediately because this is so immediate and convenient. Who will follow?


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