Gloucestershire Archives

Photo:Aerial view of the Fielding & Platt site, 1970s, held at Gloucestershire Archives (reference D7338); click on the image to enlarge it

Aerial view of the Fielding & Platt site, 1970s, held at Gloucestershire Archives (reference D7338); click on the image to enlarge it

What Fielding & Platt records are in the collections and how are the Archives relevant to you?

By Paul Evans

The Archives exist to permanently preserve the heritage of Gloucestershire, and to make this heritage available to everyone.  Among the many resources held are back copies of the Gloucester Journal and Citizen newspapers.  These, together with a large collection of material concerning Fielding & Platt, can be used to provide information about the Company, its employees and the local area.

The Fielding & Platt business archive

Fielding & Platt’s business archive is preserved at Gloucestershire Archives (GA reference D7338).

The records in the archive date from the firm’s beginnings in 1866 up to its closure in Gloucester in 2003.  They include a good series of customer order books, photographs, brochures and press cuttings.

Thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding and an enthusiastic team of volunteers, the archive has been catalogued and can now be seen by visitors to Gloucestershire Archives. 

Click on the hyperlink to browse Gloucestershire Archives’ online catalogue of the records in the Fielding and Platt business archive (D7338)

The Fielding & Platt Community Archive Project Collection

The project has gathered documents, images and memories from former employees and individuals connected with Fielding & Platt (GA reference D12789). These informal records really bring to life the history of the firm and the people who made it happen. The Collection is preserved and accessible to visitors at Gloucestershire Archives.

Click on the hyperlink to see full details of Gloucestershire Archives' Fielding and Platt Community Archive Project Collection (D12789)

Why not plan your visit to Gloucestershire Archives to see these and other records relating to Fielding & Platt!

More about Gloucestershire Archives

If you are carrying out a school or college project on the area or the industrial heritage of Gloucester, or are generally interested in finding out more about where you live or work, we would certainly recommend making a visit.  Perhaps you used to work for Fielding & Platt yourself, and would be interested in checking out the archive material as part of a trip down memory lane?

Entry is free, although there is a small charge for non-blue badge holders if you use the on-site car park, and you can find details of the Archives' opening hours and location here.

Material held at the Archives can remain in private ownership, and the staff there will seek to preserve it for future generations using storage approved to British Standards.  Without any commitment on your part, please get in touch with the Archives if you would be interested in finding out more. 

It is possible for groups to be shown behind the scenes by prior arrangement.  Please get in touch to find out more.

You can search Gloucestershire Archives' online catalogue to find out more about the items held at the Archives.

This page was added by Paul Evans on 05/09/2012.
Comments about this page

The Gloucestershire Archives is an excellent resource, which I've found so helpful in my family tree research. I've only managed a few visits so far, living rather distant from the place, but I'll get back there whenever I can.

In addition, the Gloucestershire Family History Society is an excellent organisation that I highly recommend. One of the best run voluntary societies I've had the privilege to belong to.

By Elaine Schollar
On 05/10/2012

Thank you very much Elaine, we really appreciate your feedback.

By Ollie Taylor
On 05/10/2012