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Programme for 2018

Past Programmes

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Jan 3rd   Research Workshop

Feb 7th   ”Villages taken by Stevenage New Town” (E)

      Hugh Madgin

Mar 7th  “The Broken Branch” (E)

      Ian Waller

Apr 4th  “Master of the Seas” (E)

      Meryl Catty

May 2nd  ”Life in a Welsh coal mining town”

      Eirwen Palmer

Jun 6th   “Folk Cures and Remedies” (E)

      Tom Doig

Jul 4th    “The Parish Chest”

      Hilary Tily

Aug 1st  ”The Countess of Lytton’s Hospital 1914-1919” (E)

      Jill Campbell

Sep 5th  “The Whittington Family of Stevenage: Publican, Agriculturists and Philanthropists”

      Claire Riches

Sep 22nd  Family History Day

      Venue: Stevenage Museum
      (in the undercroft of St. Andrew & St. George's church on St. Georges Way)
      Time: 10:30am to 3:30pm
      Cost:  Free!

      We will be offering guidance on how to get started in family history research, as well as offering help for more experienced researchers. There will be a number of 'resource points' covering subjects such as researching Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestors. There will also be access to some of the many on-line resources available, to answer any specific questions that may arise.

      Put the date in your diary now, and tell your friends!

Oct 3rd    15th Birthday Celebrations: Family History Quiz

      Chris Lewan, Dave Watt

Oct 6th    Trip to TNA & Kew Gardens

Nov 7th   Annual General Meeting

      followed by a commemoration of WW1

Dec 5th   Occupations: Four short talks from members

      “Publicans”  Chris Lewan

      “Silk weavers”  Dick Reedy

      “Brush makers”  Dick Reedy

      “Fishermen”  Andrew Innes

(E) indicates an external speaker - all other presentations are given by SFHS members

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