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Category: Gloucestershire history

Guest post: Waes Hael: a living folk tradition in Gloucestershire

Robin Burton of the Glos Trad Project has written a special guest post on the history of wassailing in Gloucestershire, and its rich repository of folk songs and practices. Robin is a singer, a folkorist and a co-ordinator of the […]

  folk customs 2 November 2015  

Discover hidden treasure: Heritage Open Days this weekend

September is so busy that many of us miss out on the fantastic Heritage Open Days that take place nationwide every year. Architectural and cultural sites, many of them closed to the public normally, throw open their doors during the second weekend of September […]

  Gloucestershire history 10 September 2014  

Alfred Tennyson in Cheltenham

Most people associate Alfred Tennyson with Lincolnshire, with good reason. The sights and sounds of the North Sea coast at Mablethorpe haunt his poetry – ‘Break, break, break/On thy cold grey stones, O Sea’. However, the poet spent […]

  Alfred Tennyson 23 July 2012  

Archives at the University of Gloucestershire

The University Archives host a fascinating blog. Each month you can read about a particular item, document or other hidden treasure. It also offers research guidance, opening hours at Francis Close Hall, conatcts and other information.

  archives 21 November 2011