Ivy Wager remembers life in Whiteshill, Stroud, in WW1

Ivy recalls life in Whiteshill near Stroud before WW1, the outbreak of war, and life in the village during it.  She also tells the story of what the war meant for her relationship with the man she went on to […]

How has ‘Glos Remembers WW1’ made pupils think differently?

Year 5 pupils from Slimbridge Primary School tell us how being involved with the project has changed the way they think about where they live and how they will commemorate the centenary of WW1. To download free Key Stage 2 […]

How have Slimbridge Local History Society enhanced Slimbridge Primary’s learning?

Den Bannister from Slimbridge Local History Society shares how a fruitful partnership between his organisation and the local school has enhanced both of them through the ‘Glos Remembers WW1’ Project. For examples of Slimbridge Primary’s WW1 work so far visit: […]

How has ‘Glos Remembers WW1’ enhanced primary school learning?

Rhiannon Randall, Year 5 teacher at Slimbridge Primary School, shares how being involved with the ‘Glos Remembers WW1’ Project has enhanced the teaching and learning about WW1. To download free Key Stage 2 lesson plans and learning resources developed and piloted […]

Fred Holtham remembers growing up on Parton Farm, Churchdown, in WW1

In this interview with Diane and Derek Fisher in May 1988, Fred Holtham recalls growing up on Parton Farm in Churchdown, Gloucestershire, in WW1.  He recalls stories of prisoners of war and land girls on the farm. Courtesy of Gloucestershire Archives (D12368/1/4). […]

Harold Percy Brain

  In this short Digital Story, John Putley talks about his great uncle Harold Percy Brain who joined the 2nd batallion of the Gloucestershire Regiment in WW1, became a Lance Corporal (2801), and the circumstances of his death.   UPDATE […]

Women War Workers’ Sports’ Day in Gloucester – video

Follow the link to see a British Pathe video of WW1 Women War Workers in Gloucester processing to and spectating at a sports’ day in the city: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/sports-at-gloucester/query/Cheri  

Berry Hill Primary School Remembers World War I

Berry Hill Primary School are working with Gloucestershire Archives to develop resources for Key Stage 2 teachers.  This Digital Story made by one of their teachers tells the story of their journey so far and what they have been up […]

Entertaining wounded soldiers in Winchcombe

This Digital Story made by the Winchcombe Local History Society, tells the story of how a group of amateur dramatics enthusiasts from Winchcombe involved soldiers who were convalescing at the Winchcombe Red Cross Hospital in their pantomimes and plays.  And […]

Edward C Davis & Ivy Rose Mormon

Ted and Ivy met in Drybrook and corresponded throughout the First World War.  In this Digital Story their son, John, remembers them and talks about some of the photographs and documents that relate to their wartime experiences. For more information […]