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Gloucestershire County Council are closing Gloucestershire Archives @ the Heritage Hub from Monday 23 March until further notice, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Gloucestershire Family History Society @ the Heritage Hub has also closed their service until further notice. 

Gloucestershire Registration copy certificates service is also suspended.

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We look forward to welcoming back our customers, volunteers, partners and friends in due course. 

Inhuman Traffic resource

History and Citizenship resources exploring slavery, past and present.

The resource contains:

  • Schemes of work for History and Citizenship  
  • "Inhuman Traffic" virtual exhibition: a presentation exploring slavery, both past and present, including the involvement of people in Gloucestershire. Featuring the work and papers of abolitionist Granville Sharp (1735-1813) and documents from the Codrington collection (all held at Gloucestershire Archives).
  • Sound track of an African Slave Song in the Granville Sharp papers. Performed by a local black gospel choir from Christ Faith Tabernacle, Gloucester. A copy of the original African Slave Song document is available as Appendix A
  • Video clips of an actor playing Granville Sharp reading extracts from some of his documents. Note: transcripts of these extracts are included in the resource.
  • These resources are also available on DVD from Gloucestershire Archives. Please contact us for more information.
  • Details of a theatrical performance entitled "Master and Slave". This is linked to the "Inhuman Traffic" exhibition and associated web resources. Details are available from Gloucestershire Archives.
  • Various information sheets and copies of original documents from Gloucestershire Archives and Stroud District (Cowle) Museum Service.

Using the History and Citizenship Schemes of Work:
The History and Citizenship schemes of work included in this pack can be delivered either independently or simultaneously/sequentially.

This resource has been produced by Gloucestershire Archives in partnership with Stroud District (Cowle) Museum Service, Archway School, Stroud and Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company Ltd.

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