To Glenside Museum
An exploration of information and exhibits at Glenside Museum in Bristol
Our volunteers have been working hard and having great adventures along the way. Browse the stories below or click on an individual image to see more from an individual volunteer.
The Bristol VRAG group is being formed to research into the lives of deaf and disabled people throughout Bristol History, especially relating to the Guild of The Brave and Poor in Old Market.
Grace is a guest on the radio show, Babbers, which airs on Ujima, a Bristol community radio station, on 98FM. She talks about how people in Bristol can take part in the History of Place project.
To the Royal School for the Blind, where headteacher Paul shared some wonderful stories about the school, such as the tale of the duel where the Chair of the charity and the Head Teacher had a gun fight!
Unsung is a play telling the story of Edward Rushton, founder of the Royal School for the Indignant Blind. It aims to make the story of this forgotten hero, who also opposed slavery, better known.
Mencap, Museum of Liverpool, Deaf Active Youth and more give good advice to the programme…
One of the most important activities of the History of Place project is the archival research carried out by members of the Volunteer Research and Archive Group (VRAG). Kerry describes setting up the group – and invites interested people in Liverpool to join.
Kerry, our Liverpool based Project Coordinator shares her first week with us, an induction at host organisation and project partner DaDaFest and a visit to one of the former sites of the Royal School for the Blind.
Between 1892 and 1928, Chiswick House was a private asylum, run by the Tuke family, who rented the house from the Duke of Devonshire. Francesca visits to find out more.
Grace Swordy describes her first month as History of Place co-ordinator in Bristol – including meeting volunteers, and visits to MSHED and Bristol Record Office.