Past Events

Shropshire FHS December 2014 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 19:00

Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH
Subject - "Don’t you know there’s a war on? – Shropshire in the Second World War"
Speaker - Dorothy Nicolle

A talk about everything from evacuees to the arrival of the Yanks, the Home Guard in the county and PoW camps, rationing and hospitals... and includes many stories that have been collected from local people over the years.

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Shropshire FHS November 2014 Monthly Meeting (new venue)

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 19:00

Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH
Subject - "William Hazledine – rediscovering a forgotten genius"
Speaker - Doctor Andrew Pattison

William Hazledine (1763-1840) was a pioneering ironmaster who provided the ironwork for iconic and cutting-edge structures of his day, such as Ditherington Flax Mill and Menai suspension bridge. His personal story, however, had been largely lost. This talk traces the journey that the speaker took in rediscovering this genius.

Shropshire FHS October 2014 Monthly Meeting (new venue!)

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 19:00

Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH
               (nb First one at this new venue)
Subject - "Medical Care and Quackery in 18th and 19th century Shropshire"
Speaker - Doctor Richard Moore

Doncaster and District Family History Society's Family History Day & Craft Fair 2014

Sat, 18/10/2014 - 10:00

 Venue: Doncaster School for the Deaf, Race Course Roundabout, Leger Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6AY

Time 10AM-4:00PM

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Oxford FHS Open Day

Sat, 04/10/2014 - 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.

Bristol & Avon Family History Society Open Day

Sat, 27/09/2014 - 10:00

Venue: The UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS34 8QZ

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.

 

Shropshire FHS September 2014 Monthly Meeting (last at Shirehall)

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 19:00

Venue - The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND (nb Last one at this venue)
Subject - "The Runaway Wife, The Bigamous Earl and The Farmer’s Daughter"
Speaker - Professor Rebecca Probert

Shrewsbury Steam Rally (Two Day Event)

Repeats every day until Mon Aug 25 2014 .
Sun, 24/08/2014 - 09:30

At The Shropshire Steam Rally, Onslow Park, Sunday/Bank Holiday Monday 24/5th 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

West Midlands Area Group - Worcester Fair

Sat, 09/08/2014 - 10:00

Venue: Worcester Rugby Club, Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester, WR3 8ZE.

Time :10am-4pm

Entrance fee: £3.00 adults, Children free admission.

A number of Family History organisations attend this event, not only west Midlands History Societies also those further afield too.

Family History Societies, Advice, Books, Storage binders, Acid free materials, Charts, Magnifiers, Maps, Postcards, Parish records on Cd. Plus much more.

Burwarton Show

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 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.

After last years very succesful day for us, we have booked a space again at this show to make contact with interested South Shropshire folk. smiley