Shropshire FHS Nov 2017 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 19:00

Subject - "The Life & Times of a British Soldier during the Anglo Boer War"
Speaker - Graham Bradbury
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Missing a relative in the 1901 census? They may have been serving in South Africa. Using original diaries, letters, postcards, telegrams & artefacts I will tell the story of what day to day life was like for the British soldier, from the call to arms in 1899, to the end of the Anglo Boer War in 1902. This talk uses two soldier’s diaries written by Lieutenants Crocker (1st Essex), & Murdoch (Lovat Scouts). It also gives some details of the activities of the KSLI (Kings Shropshire Light Infantry) during this war. There are some intriguing twists & stories to tell. Much of the talk material is from a book I published in 2006.

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Shropshire FHS Dec 2017 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 19:00

Subject - "A Ruddy Awful Waste"
Speaker - Mike Bradbury
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

This talk covers the short life of Flt Lt Eric Lock DSO DFC and Bar. Born Bayston Hill to a farming family, he went on to become Britain’s highest scoring Battle of Britain Pilot before being lost on active service.

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Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2018

Sat, 02/06/2018 - 10:00

Come and visit us, at the Society's Fair, Saturday 2nd June 2018, 10:00AM - 4:00PM, The Shirehall, Shrewsbury.
As this is a placeholder for our fair, below are the details of the 2017 fair which will be updated as speakers, etc are booked.
Admission: £3 Pay on Door. Free Parking. Non-Members Welcome.

11.00 am
Subject - "Family History from Education Records - looking at the wide variety of sources available"
Speaker - Dr Colin Chapman

2.30 pm
Subject - "Educating Poor Johnnie - what schooling was available for the 'ordinary' child"
Speaker - Eve McLaughlin


Commercial Stands booked include:   

Andrew M. Punshon (formerly Nostalgia Online)
CAB Search
Chris Makepeace - Alan Godfrey Maps
David & Elizabeth Benson - Old Postcards
Family Legacy Cards (Brythonium)
Military & Family Genealogy
Newtown Design Services
This Way Books & Cassini Historical Maps
Unknown Soldier - Military Archive & Soldier Research Services
'Wyvern' Railway Ancestry Research Advice

Family History Societies booked include:

Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (BMSGH)
Bristol & Avon Family History Society
Buckinghamshire Family History Society
Dyfed Family History Society
Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS)
Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society
Malvern (Worcestershire) Family History Society
Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society
Romany & Traveller Family History Society

Others Societies and Groups:

Friends of Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS)
Shropshire Archives
The Wolverhampton Branch of the Western Front Association


Plus from Shropshire FHS:

Parish Registers
Burial Indexes
Census Indexes
Monumental Inscriptions
Books & Maps
Quarter Sessions
Wills & Strays
1881 Census
SFHS Research Materials Available

Light refreshments available

Why not arrange to meet your newly found "Long lost relatives" there?

To contact us with a query about our 2018 Fair, send an email to:- sfhsfair @ (remove spaces to use)

updated 4-07-17