We are closed

Due to Government restrictions Gloucestershire Archives and the Heritage Hub are closed to visitors until further notice. We will be contacting all pre-booked archives researchers and volunteers to rearrange new bookings in due course.

Whilst we are closed you may like to explore our lockdown resources and activities pages

The Know Your Place website

The Know Your Place website will be down for essential maintenance on Saturday 16th January between 9am and 5pm.

Maintenance affecting online systems, forms, and payments

For urgent highways problems call 08000 514 514
We will be working on systems which will affect online forms and payments between 10pm on Saturday 17 January and 6am Sunday 18 January 2021.
Forms may be visible, but data may not be submitted, and payments may not be processed so use the "online forms" links on this page with caution. The form may open but not take payments or your data may be lost.
Calls to the Library Helpline 01452 426973 number may also be disrupted. Books can be renewed via the Library App or online at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/myaccount.

WW1 Resources for Key Stage 2

Learn about the effects of the war on your community

Use our FREE downloadable resources which were produced in collaboration with two local primary schools, Slimbridge and Berry Hill, with you class or study group.

Slimbridge Primary is using its blog to share what it's been doing so far - you can find this at http://slimbridge.primaryblogger.co.uk/category/slimbridge-remembers-ww1/.

You might also get ideas from our Help with your research into WW1 and Help with recording and sharing your research findings pages. 

Main learning objective: to learn how personal communications were treated in wartime. 

Main learning objective: to create and publish a newspaper, demonstrating how British armed forces communicated news and boosted morale.

Main learning objective: That during WW1 British & German troops on the Western Front took part in an unofficial truce over the Christmas period.


Main learning objective: To learn about our local war memorial


Main learning objective: To use books and the internet to research and write information about WWI


Main learning objective: To find out about life for soldiers in the trenches


Main learning objective: Writing a postcard in the role of a WW1 soldier


Main learning objective: To gain an understanding about how men signed up for the war and to gain an empathy for the young men who signed up


Main learning objective: To capture the initial feelings of young men about to sign up to go to war


Main learning objective: To learn about the information that could and couldn't appear in messages home


Main learning objective: How did people feel about going to war



Main learning objective: Design and make a model WW1 trench in a shoebox



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