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Cheshire History Day 2022

Cheshire History Day 2022
The Cheshire Local History Association - ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ this year is on 29th October 2022 at The Grange Theatre, Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Cheshire CW8 1LU
9.45am โ€“ 4.30pm
The theme of the day will be:
"๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ž"
Details of speakers and how to book, although those details are not available as yet  ๐Ÿ‘‰

"Crewe Do You Think You Are"

"Crewe Do You Think You Are"
On August 9th volunteers from our Crewe Family History Unit [FHU] will be at Crewe Library, together with Cheshire Archives and Crewe Library staff - there will be a drop-in from 11am-3pm.
You can find out how to research your family tree, house history, and your local area. 
Pop in and have a chat, the FHU will also be open and staffed so if you want to pop across and have a more detailed look at what we hold then you are welcome 

Railway Work, Life & Death Project's Q&A

Railway Work, Life & Death Project's Q&A

Notice from the Railway, Work, Life & Death Project 


The Railway Work, Life & Death project (RWLD) is proud to announce the recent update to its FREE open access online database with the addition of a further c.16,000 new cases of railway worker accidents. This recent extension of the project adds numerous opportunities for research by family historians and genealogists, academic researchers and students, heritage groups and societies, local historians and more!

This FREE online event is designed to help you understand what is included within the database and in its new case materials. The RWLD project's co-lead Dr Mike Esbester will host this Q&A - discussing opportunities or interests you might have and how the RWLD database may be insightful to your research and help with any queries you may have.

There are two sessions being run:

  • Wednesday 27 July, Lunchtime12.30pm
  • Thursday 28 July, evening 7.30pm

Tickets are free and can be ordered up to 10 minutes before each of the events. These are held online only and over video call via ZOOM.

Link to register  ๐Ÿ‘‰

We would be really grateful if you could also complete the following short form (c.5 min) so we can gauge participants previous interaction with the project and database:

RWLD New Data - What will you discover?

About the RWLD project:

the RWLD project is an collaboration between the University of Portsmouth, the National Railway Museum and the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick. The project also works with other institutions including The National Archives of the UK.

Weโ€™re making it easier to find out about railway worker accidents in Britain and Ireland from the late 1880s to 1939. Weโ€™re providing data about who was involved, what they were doing on the railways, what happened to them and why. Although today most people donโ€™t realise it, working on the railways 100 years ago was incredibly dangerous, with hundreds killed and tens of thousands injured each year.

For more information about the project and to access the FREE database please visit: https:/

For any further questions or to contact us please email:

Find us on Twitter: @RWLDproject

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BBC Reminiscence Archive

BBC Reminiscence Archive

The BBC Reminiscence Archive [RemArc] is an online archive of BBC video clips, audio clips and images which provides access to a selection of content from the BBC Archives, designed to support reminiscence work with people with dementia,their carers and families. 

The pictures and clips are organised in to Theme, such as family,childhood, sport; and Decade, ranging from the 1930s to the 2000s.


This archive of clips will also be of interest to both family and social historians 

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰



The also BBC have a great film archive and members may be interested in the Rewind service which contains over 31,000 newclips, which are searchable by keyword 

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰



Railway Work, Life and Death Project, new data release

Railway Work, Life and Death Project, new data release

The 'Railway Work, Life & Death' project - of which I have reminded members of on many an occasion has been busy expanding it's database of British & Irish railway worker accidents, covering the later 19th & early 20th centuries


Currently thee are over 23,000 cases, with more to come. Check out the latest blog, 
Names still spoken, for more details

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰

Cavers find pristine mineshaft frozen in time for 200 years

Cavers find pristine mineshaft frozen in time for 200 years

Experts describe cobalt mine at Alderley Edge as โ€˜time capsuleโ€™ thanks to lack of oxygen


A pristine 200-year-old mineshaft that had been undisturbed since it was abandoned by miners during the Napoleonic wars has been discovered by cavers in Cheshire, revealing an almost unique โ€œtime capsuleโ€ of their underground life. 


Read the full story in this article from the Guardian ๐Ÿ‘‰



๐Ÿ“ท Ed Coghlan and Jamie Lund, right, inspect one of the timber props installed by the miners. Photograph: Paul Harris/National Trust Images c/o Guardian online website 

The Lancashire Antiquarian Society's latest program

Walk round Warburton with Mike Nevell 1.00 pm Sunday 31 July 2022. A chance to tour the late medieval and post-medieval landscape of the historic village of Warburton. Hear about 30 years of archaeological research on the village's historic timber-framed church, open fields, deer park, cross, and vernacular buildings. This is part of the CBA Festival of Archaeology Meet at 1pm by the lychgate to St Werburghโ€™s Church on Wigsey Lane, WA13 9SS
We also have a programme for the rest of the year which is below -

Morris Garratt Memorial Lecture (Zoom) Thursday 8 September  7.00pm Alan Crosby  will speak on - 

The darkest of times? Life and death in the Manchester area in the mid-1790s
In Lancashire and north Cheshire the mid-1790s were long-remembered as a time of darkness and despair. The war with France was raging, there were desperate shortages of food, price inflation was out of control, civil and social unrest was endemic, political agitation spilled over into violence, and the authorities resorted to draconian measures in order to try to control what they feared was an ungovernable populace. This talk focuses especially on the year 1795, looking at such events as the shootings in Rochdale market place that August, and using contemporary sources to explore what life was like in the region during those troubled and frightening times.
Walk Round Park Bridge, Ashton-Lyne  with Mike Nevell at 2.00 pm Sunday 11 September 2022 looking at the former industrial hamlet. Now a picturesque village in the Medlock Valley it was once home to the busy ironworks of Hannah Lees and Co and served by a canal and railway. It is said that rivets made there were used in the building of the Eiffel Tower. The walk is part of the Heritage Open Days events and is in conjunction with Tameside Local History Forum. Meet at the Heritage Centre car park (OL6 8AQ).
Castles conference 15 October at Chesterโ€™s Grosvenor Museum. A full dayโ€™s programme of speakers on castles in the North West is being arranged - details to follow.
Zoom lecture  Wednesday 2 November at 2.00pm 
'"She seems to have lost the power of looking after her husband and family and her home": family poverty and the welfare state in Cheshire, 1945-74'.
Michael Lambert of the University of Birmingham will use this quote, taken from a social work report on a mother from Sale in the 1950s, as a route into exploring the topic of family poverty in Cheshire. 
Zoom lecture Wednesday 7 December at 2.00pm
Old photographs of Manchester and the Wirral

Dr Ian Mitchell, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton, Centre for Historical Research, will speak on his grandfatherโ€™s photographs of Manchester and the Wirral taken in the 1890s and 1900s. Ian inherited 7 albums of photographs by this keen amateur photographer. 

Please let me know if you would like to book a place on any of the talks - you can just turn up for the walks.. Contact Alice Lock:  and quote where you heard about these events

Official shortlist announced to choose home of Great British Railways

Official shortlist announced to choose home of Great British Railways

Today [5th july 2022] the shortlist of the most suitable potential locations for the national headquarters of Great British Railways was announced, which will go forward to a consultative public vote to be held online and by post.

The confirmed list of shortlisted towns and cities is:

  • Birmingham
  • Crewe
  • Derby
  • Doncaster
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • York

Here in Cheshire I hope we will all be getting behind Crewe. 

The public vote is now open, this is consultative and will be used to test public support for each shortlisted location, allowing the people that the railway serves the chance to have their say.

Link -


link to Crewe's Expression of Interest document -

Free Online Events for July

Free Online Events for July
๐Ÿ“ฃDiary Note Klaxon ๐Ÿ“ฃ 
My usual list of free online events from various organisations for the month: 
You may be interested in the event on July 13th:
'๐“๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ: ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐ญ ๐ฏ๐š๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐’๐ญ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ฒโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ก, ๐๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฐ๐ข๐œ๐ก'
4 July 2022: 17:30PM - 18:30 BST
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐€๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก ๐Œ๐จ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ ๐ข๐ง ๐ˆ๐ง๐๐ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ˆ๐ง๐๐ข๐š
by Institute of Historical Research
Tue, 5 July 2022: 19:30 โ€“ 20:45 BST
๐ƒ๐ข๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐, ๐๐ข๐ ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ - ๐ฌ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐›๐ฌ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฌ
by Glamorgan Family History Society
Wed, 6 July 2022: 17:30 โ€“ 19:00 BST
๐€ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‡๐ฎ๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐‘๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ
by Royal College of Nursing Library & Archives
6 July 2022: 17:30PM - 19:00 BST
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก ๐–๐š๐ซ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐งโ€™๐ฌ ๐ž-๐…๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ˆ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ญ
by Institute of Historical Research
6 July 2022, 18:00PM - 20:00 BST
๐“๐ซ๐š๐๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐„๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง - ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐…๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž
by Institute of Historical Research
7 Jul 2022: 18:00 -19.00 BST
๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ข๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ: ๐€ ๐›๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ
by UK Parliament
7 July 2022, 17:30PM - 19:00 BST
๐‚๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฌ, ๐ˆ๐œ๐ž ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐Œ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐–๐ก๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ฒ: ๐†๐ฅ๐จ๐›๐š๐ฅ ๐…๐จ๐จ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‚๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง ๐‹๐จ๐ง๐๐จ๐ง ๐‡๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’
by Institute of Historical Research
Sat, 9 July 2022: 14:00 โ€“ 15:30 BST
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐š ๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‚๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐•๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐š ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง
by Oldham and District Branch of MLFHS
Wed, 13 July 2022: 17:00 โ€“ 18:00 BST
๐–๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐–๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ & ๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ
by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
Wed, July 13, 2022: 7:00 PM โ€“ 8:00 PM BST
'๐“๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ: ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐ญ ๐ฏ๐š๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐’๐ญ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ฒโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ก, ๐๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฐ๐ข๐œ๐ก'
by The Society for Church Archaeology
Thu, 14 July 2022: 14:00 โ€“ 16:00 BST
โ€˜๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž ๐‡๐„: ๐š ๐†๐ฎ๐ข๐๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ฒ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐€๐œ๐š๐๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐šโ€™
by The Royal Historical Society
18 July 2022, 18:00PM - 19:30 BST
๐‰๐จ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ง๐š ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐€๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐š (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ•-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ–) โ€“ ๐€๐ง ๐€๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ƒ๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐“๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐“๐ฎ๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ง๐ฒ
by Institute of Historical Research
Thu, 21 July 2022: 18:00 โ€“ 19:00 BST [donation suggested]
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐€๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐–๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ (๐๐€๐’ ๐‚๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ซ๐ฎ)
by National Museum Wales
Thu, 21 July 2022: 19:00 โ€“ 20:00 BST
๐‚๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ญ: ๐’๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐š ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ
by Glamorgan Family History Society
Tue, 26 July 2022: 18:00 โ€“ 19:00 BST [donation suggested]
๐๐ž๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฌ @ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฎ๐ฆ
by National Museum Wales

Reminder of Genealogy Show - 2022 Summer Event

Reminder of Genealogy Show - 2022 Summer Event
Don't forget the Genealogy Show this weekend:
Friday 1 July โ€“ Sunday 3 July 2022
Huge keynote speaker line-up!
World-renowned exhibitors and sponsors!
Articles, games, competitions + so much more! 

All content at THE Genealogy Show: Summer Event will even be open for ticket holders to access for a whole 30 DAYS (until August 3rd 2022) after the live portion of the event has ended.


RootsTech 2023

 RootsTech 2023

RootsTech: the worldโ€™s largest family history gathering, is back in 2023 with an in-person event in Salt Lake City to complement its massive online conference.


Mark your calendars for March 2โ€“4, 2023, to join millions of virtual and in-person attendees for inspiring keynote addresses, instructive classes, innovative technologies, and most of all, the ability to connect people to their familyโ€”past, present, and future.


Details to date can be found at the following link ๐Ÿ‘‰

Students showcase conservation in action at free Chester Cathedral event

Students showcase conservation in action at free Chester Cathedral event

University of Chester History and Archaeology students will work with Emily Lanigan and Naomi Watts-Kitto from the Cathedral Works Department on Monday June 20 to contribute to the upkeep of its significant book collection and discuss the work with visitors.

The event is free and part of Chester Heritage Festival, which aims to bring the cityโ€™s history to life and tell t

he stories that have accumulated over two millennia.

Emily and Naomi will train six student volunteers to assess the state of books in the Cathedral Library, collected by Bishop of Chester, William Jacobson in the 19th Century.


They will prioritise them for conservation, and complete aspects of the conservation such as cleaning and binding. The work will be open to the public to view and discuss in the Cathedral nave.


Dr Thomas Pickles, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Chester, said: โ€œOur students also supported the conservation, the Cathedral event and the Heritage Festival last year. They really enjoyed the experience and chatting to visitors about the work - now the new group is looking forward to volunteering.

โ€œItโ€™s a great opportunity for students to learn new heritage skills for their future careers, to play a part in the preservation of the Cathedral's wonderful book collection, and to raise awareness of the Cathedral, its unique blend of medieval and modern history and all it offers as a public place for the people of Chester and beyond."


People can drop in to the Cathedral at St Werburgh Street and see the work on the collection, on Monday June 20, between 10am and 12pm. Entry is free, however donations are welcome.


An annual event, Chester Heritage Festival is a partnership led by Cheshire West and Chester Council, Chester Civic Trust, Marketing Cheshire, Chester Cathedral and others, with a host of live and online events organised up until June 27.


For further information on the Festival and the book conservation event please visit:

FHSC Member wins Family Tree Magazine Family History Moments competition

FHSC Member wins Family Tree Magazine Family History Moments competition

Huge congratulations to FHSC member Ann Simcock


Ann was recently announced as the winner of the Family Tree Magazine - Family History Moments competition.  


Family Tree Magazine and Rakonto, the web story sharing website teamed up to ask people to record their favourite family history moment into a two- minute video and Ann was the winner - congratulations Ann


You can watch Ann's video at Rakonto but do need to sign up for a free account first, I have done this but getting to Ann's video has defeated me to be honest! 


Link to read more ๐Ÿ‘‰






Railway Work, Life & Death project news

Railway Work, Life & Death project news

NEW BLOG POST - The Railway Work, Life & Death project are getting ready to release their next dataset - some 16,000 more cases


The project team want to hear from you -  Read more - & please let them know your thoughts 

Link to blog ๐Ÿ‘‰


Currently there are over 4,500 cases on the site - have a look at what they hold at the links on the blog post below

Eaton Hall Gardens: Open Days

Eaton Hall Gardens: Open Days

The Gardens of Eaton Hall, home of The Duke of Westminster, Chester, will be opening for charity on

26 June, 31 July, & 28 August 2022.


About this event

The Eaton Hall Gardens Charity Open Days on Grosvenorโ€™s Eaton Estate, Chester, Cheshire, are held on limited occasions each year to raise important funds for local charities. Tickets are pre-book only - no tickets are available at the gate on the day. Tickets are limited and subject to availability. The benefiting charities for the 2022 events are Cheshire Young Carers, Cheshire Wildlife Trust and Kidsbank.

You can find out more about this year's charities by visiting their websites: 

Please note the charities will have some fundraising stalls at the events and these will be cash only.


About the gardens

Eaton Hall Gardens extend to 88 acres and have been developed over many years by prominent designers, most recently by Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd. The gardens have a wide variety of planting, including four formal colour-themed rose gardens and grand colour-themed herbaceous borders. There is a newly completed hot border design and a stunning bedding scheme in the Dragon Garden which is not to be missed. Visitors can also enjoy the walled Kitchen Garden, as well as the wildflower garden and the lake walk, where you can take in fabulous views of the Hall and grounds. Finally, the Tea House is filled with roses and herbs and sits perfectly at the end of a short walk past the lake area.

N.B The Camellia Walk (which is only in bloom in early spring) is closed for conservation work.


Eaton Courtyard

At Eaton Courtyard, visitors can take the opportunity to see Eaton Chapel, with its splendid stained-glass windows by Frederic James Shields, dating back to 1870, the carriage museum and former stables, as well as the family history and exhibition rooms.

The event includes charity fundraising stalls in the Courtyard (cash only), a band playing in the garden and a children's entertainer.


Link to book tickets -



10th U3A Peak District Family History Conference

10th U3A Peak District Family History Conference
10th U3A Peak District Family History Conference
Saturday 17 September 2022 at the Palace Hotel in Buxton
Dr Janet Few: โ€˜ One - Place Names โ€™
โ€˜Your Ancestors in their Placeโ€™. Ten key steps
Debbie Kennett: โ€˜ The Joy of Surnamesโ€™
Their past & location over time
Dr Nick Barratt: โ€˜ House Historiesโ€™
Realistic advice on investigating properties
Helen Tovey โ€“ โ€˜ Family Tree Magazine โ€™
Its past, present & future
Cost: ยฃ30.
Includes talks, refreshments & 2 - course finger buffet lunch . Unfortunately, there are no refunds for delegates who do not attend, but places are transferrable provided the organisers are
advised in advance.
Parking :
The hotel has changed the free parking arrangements and all cars parked in the car park MUST be registered on the tablet by the hotel reception or they are likely to be fined.
Blue Badge holders โ€“ may park or drop off at hotel
Others - use side streets or the pay & display car parks or the school
For details of all car parks in Buxton please see:
Once again, several exhibitors will be there โ€“ old friends & new - including FHSC 
The organisers, once again plan to offer delegates a free goody bag and a free prize draw
To book your place please complete the booking form on
Please put your surname and postcode as a reference if paying by BAC.
Spaces are limited so please book early.
Tickets will be issued at show reception desk , from 08.30, on the day, not posted.
To comply with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you will only be contacted via email with information about family history and U3A events. Details are held by Chair, Secretary and Treasurer on secure password protected computer files.
Please contact Ian ( ) if you wish your details to be removed from the mailing list.