Chipping Campden appears in Gloucestershire Archives artwork

Drawing of High Street from Market Hall
Wall hanging at Gloucestershire Archives

Earlier in the year we were visited by Julia O’Connell, an artist commissioned by Gloucestershire Archives to produce a textile wall hanging for the refurbished building, now called Gloucestershire Heritage Hub.  Julia talked to CCHS members and heard about our history in the North Cotswolds before going on to visit Blockley.

We were excited to hear later that she had decided to use a drawing by Constance Sparling for one of the five hangings in the training room.  It is now in place, representing the collaboration between Gloucestershire Archives and the county’s local history societies. Other hangings show the links with the Gloucestershire Family History Society, with Dowty’s industrial past and Gloucestershire Police, whose archives are also going to be housed in the building. The fifth hanging features a poem by F W Harvey, that epitomises feelings about the county.

The refurbishment at Gloucestershire Heritage Hub is nearly complete and we shall look forward to seeing the other artworks that are being installed as well as revisiting the Archives which are so valuable to us in our research.

To find out more go to the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub website

https://heritage-hub.gloucestershire.gov.uk/autumn-2018

Here is Julia’s full description

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