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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Meetings of the Vale of the White Horse branch (at Abingdon)

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Library Helpdesk

Vale of White Horse Branch will be hosting a Family History Helpdesk at Abingdon Library. Perfect for those who wish to start research or for those needing a little help.

To book a place please call the library directly on 01235 520374.

We are now happy to book 1 hour sessions.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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19th CENTURY EMIGRATION by Ian Waller

There was a large amount of emigration from this country during the 1800's to many areas of the world.  This talk looks at the development of the emigration system and the various assisted passage schemes available to our ancestors.  It will also give suggestions of how to find information both in this country and the destination country.

Monday, April 16, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Library Helpdesk

The Vale of White Horse Branch are providing 60 minute sessions at Abingdon Library to help you start your family history research or try to overcome any brickwalls you may have hit.

Please call Abingdon Library on 01235 520374 to book your place.

 

Monday, May 14, 2018 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Members' Open Evening including Branch AGM

A chance for attendees to talk informally and seek advice about their family history research, brick walls and/or share eureka moments. Non-members and those new to family history are welcome to attend these meetings.

Research facilities and advice available

Refreshments 

Free Parking

Monday, May 21, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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43rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF BERKSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY followed by 'MORE THAN THREE MEN IN A BOAT: the rise and fall of pleasure boating on the Thames.

We are delighted to have secured Dr. Simon Wenham as our speaker in the historic Crown & Thistle hotel, a stone's throw from the River Thames, the water artery of Historic Berkshire. Simon is an expert on the Victorians and particularly in the growth of pleasure boating as a leisure activity. He is the author of Pleasure Boating on the Thames: a History of Salter Bros 1858 - Present Day (updated in 2017). The Victorian period is often described as the 'golden age of the Thames', as it was during this time that the river was transformed into a vast conduit of leisure.  It was the era of steam launch trips, Venetian fairs, regattas, picnics, carnivals and 'three men in a boat'. This talk covers more than 150 years of pleasure boating and shows why some common perceptions about the river's history are misleading.

Monday, June 11, 2018 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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THE SHIPTON-ON-CHERWELL TRAIN DISASTER 1874

One of the worst ever disasters on the Great Western Railway. Thirty-four people lost their lives on Christmas Eve 1874 when the Birmingham bound train derailed. It was an event which changed the way railways were operated in Britain.

Speaker: Linda Haynes

Monday, September 17, 2018 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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Members' Open Evening

Members' Open Evenings are a chance for attendees to talk informally about their own family history research, brick walls and/or eureka moments. Non members and those new to family history are welcome to attend these meetings.  Research facilities and advice are available.

Refreshments

Free Parking

Monday, October 15, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pilgrimage to Plug Street by Tony Hadland

Local author and historian Tony Hadland recalls the life of his great uncle Robert Fisher, the son of a Catholic soldier.

Begining in Ireland, then moving to London and crossing the religious divide, this illustrated talk traces the life of this brave young man who died during WWI leaving a widow and two small sons.

Monday, November 19, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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CHRISTMAS MEETING

Monday, December 10, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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