Newspaper articles, adverts and pictures have a unique way of capturing the mood of a place or time, and coverage of Gloucestershire during WW1 is no exception. If you’ve not already explored these sources, don’t forget that Gloucestershire Archives holds copies of many of the County’s local papers for this period. You can find out more in their Newspapers Research Guide and their Guide to National and Local Newspapers.
For those interested in the national picture, Gloucestershire Libraries provide access to local and national news sources online (find out more here) and colleagues at Historic Newspapers have generously allowed us to share their WW1 newspapers pack. You can download a copy from the Project’s WW1 research page here.
We’re still developing resources to support communities researching and sharing WW1 material, so do visit Gloucestershire Archives‘ website regularly to see how else we can help you and your community commemorate the Great War.