About The Collaboration
In 2022, the Gloucester Collaboration hosted the inaugural “Global Gloucester Day” celebration on Sept. 3. “Gloucester Day,” an event traditionally celebrated in Gloucester, England, dates to the lifting of the Siege of Gloucester in 1643, when the city held out against Royalist forces during the First English Civil War. Now held on the first Saturday in September, we look forward to the 2023 version of Gloucester Day to be celebrated across the world Sept. 2.
The idea for the outreach came from an exciting exchange where approximately a dozen representatives from Gloucester, Virginia had the opportunity to meet with the HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester in 2018. The exchange eventually turned into a more formal movement, called the “Gloucester Collaboration."
The mission of the Gloucester Collaboration is to form connections, collaborate with other communities, and learn from one another.
The Duke's Essay Contest
The Gloucester Collaboration and the Duke of Gloucester invite students from across the globe to describe through a special essay contest what they like the most about their Gloucester and what they'd like to see change.
Gloucester Day- United Kingdom
Gloucester Day- Virginia
Gloucester Day- Township, NJ
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