Past Events

Shropshire FHS January 2014 AGM & Monthly Meeting

Tue, 21/01/2014 - 19:00

Venue - The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Subject - "Haunted Shrewsbury"
Speaker - Martin Wood

Martin is the World's tallest Town Crier, luckily he is our local hirsute Town Crier, who does local ghost walks, has appeared several times on TV, doubles as Hagrid and opens our Open Day.

A short AGM will be run at the start of the evening, chaired by our freshly Knighted President!

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Shropshire FHS December 2013 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 19:00

Venue - The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Subject - "Ideas and Innovations: Victorian Technology and the Victorian Country House"
Speaker - Gareth Williams

Running a great household has never been an easy task.  In the nineteenth century though, the application of manufacturing and technical brilliance lessened the burden on master and, especially servant with the introduction and development of novel items from kitchen and bathroom to bedroom and ballroom.

Shropshire FHS November 2013 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 19:00

Venue - The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Subject - "Migration of Shropshire People to Birmingham in the 19th Century"
Speaker - Dr. Chris Upton

Dr. Chris Upton – Senior Lecturer in History and Senior Academic Support Tutor at Newman College Birmingham.  He is a leading historian of the West Midlands and has published many books on the region.

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Shropshire FHS October 2013 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 15/10/2013 - 19:00

Venue - The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Subject - "From Medieval Hobelars to WWII POWs"
Speaker - Graham Bradbury

Do you suspect, or have evidence, that one of your ancestors once served in the militia, army, navy, merchant navy, RAF or home guard. You may have a photograph with someone in a uniform, or a census record that records a relative as a soldier, a medal or artefact, but know no more.

Oxford FHS Open Day

Sat, 05/10/2013 - 10:00

Venue: The Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock, OX20 1LP.

 Time 10AM-4:00PM

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This is another of our trips further afield to meet members and other folk interested in Shropshire Family History.
Shropshire Family History Society will be having a stand at the event, with a team of volunteer helpers, computers and books. They will also be selling a selection of Local Interest Books and Maps, some Family History Books and our own CDs.

Shropshire FHS September 2013 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 19:00

Venue - The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Subject - "Pre 1841 Censuses and Population Listings"
Speaker - Dr. Colin Chapman

In this illustrated talk Dr Colin R Chapman describes many early censuses and population listings conducted, compiled and recorded for a variety of contemporary purposes by national and local governments, the Church and secular organisations and individuals. Such listings can offer us, today, unique family history data that fill gaps occurring in other genealogical sources.

Lancashire FHHS 40th Anniversary Fair (including fellow member societies of NWGFHS)

Sat, 14/09/2013 - 10:00

incorporating the North West Group of Family History Societies Family History Day Fair

Venue: King George's Hall, Northgate, Blackburn, BB2 1AA

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Shropshire Family History Society will be having a stand at the event, with a team of volunteer helpers, computers and books. They will also be selling a selection of Local Interest Books and Maps, some Family History Books and our own CDs.

Shrewsbury Steam Rally (Two Day Event)

Repeats every day until Mon Aug 26 2013 .
Sun, 25/08/2013 - 09:30

At The Shropshire Steam Rally, Onslow Park, Sunday/Bank Holiday Monday 25/6th August

Onslow Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 5EE - free on-site parking at the event.

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Shropshire FHS intend to be in attendance with a Helpdesk/Computer Look-ups, also Shropshire Local Interest Books and Maps and our own CD's, plus General Family History Research Books all for sale

Burwarton Show

Thu, 01/08/2013 - 08:15

Burwarton Show is one of the premier one-day agricultural shows in the country attracting some twenty thousand visitors each year to the glorious South Shropshire countryside.

We have booked a space at this fair to see if we can make contact with interested South Shropshire folk. smiley

South-West Area Group (SWAG) Family History Fair - Weston-super-Mare

Sat, 13/07/2013 - 10:00

Venue: Winter Gardens, Royal Parade, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Time 10AM-4:00PM

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Shropshire Family History Society will be having a stand at the event, with a team of volunteer helpers, computers and books. They will also be selling a selection of Local Interest Books and Maps, some Family History Books and our own CDs.