I mentioned the Mock Mayor Parade last week which signifies the start of Gloucester History Festival, so it’s only right I update you on the festival itself. Running from 7th until the 22nd September, it was a two-week period celebrating the culture of our city and focusing on important events in its history including, of course, the Siege of Gloucester in 1643.

Featuring a plethora of individual events, notable days included the Heritage Open Day, where many attractions around Gloucester opened their doors for free to celebrate alongside us. There was a series of talks across the fortnight from the story of The Dambusters to the Hitler years and even The Spanish Armada.

Both Gloucester Day and the Mock Mayor ceremony featured in the History Festival, and you can find out more information about these events above. For more information on this year’s Gloucester History Festival, and details about next year’s event, visit the official website, here.