Events under 'Vale branch'
Thursday, January 17, 2019

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

Event Name

Date

Family History Help Desk

Please call Abingdon Library direct on 01235 520374 to book an appointment.

We are happy to start your journey into Family History or assist break down brick walls for more experienced family historians.

Please ask for a ONE hour session.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Carrots, Courtesans & Culture

From the early history of Covent Garden, its change of use to the centre of the Bawdy & Bagnio houses catering for the rakes in Georgian England to its current position as a premier tourist meeting place for street entertainment.

Speaker: Martin Collisson

Monday, January 21, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Yesterday's Runways

The Thames Valley and adjacent county areas contain the sites of many former airfields which are now truly 'Yesterday's Runways'. This talk outlines the development of airfields across the area from the 1930's and their peak numbers in World War II to their post war decline.  The layout structures and the historical importance of these iconic locations are illustrated and described.

Speaker: Bill King

Monday, February 18, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Open Evening

'Who is Your Ancestor furthest back in time?'

A chance for attendees to talk informally and seek advice about their family history research, brick walls and/or share eureka moments.  An enjoyable evening where even the most experienced family historians can learn something new.

This meeting is ideal for those new to family history.

Monday, March 18, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Stories of Conscientious Objectors in WW1 Oxfordshire

A talk about the experiences of some of Oxford's objectors, what they believed and what happened to them, as well as details of their supporters including Philip Morrell MP.

Speaker: Sue Smith

Monday, April 15, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Open Evening

Open Evening includes Branch Annual Meeting

A change for attendees to talk informally and seek advice about their family history research, brick walls and/or share eureka moments.  An enjoyable evening where even the most experience family historians can learn something new.

This meeting is ideal for those new to family history.

Monday, May 20, 2019 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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Poverty, Pestilence & Public Health

Britain may have been the 'workshop of the world' in the Victorian period, but the sceptre of poverty and pestilence loomed large over the lives of many of its citizens.  A large proportion of people were not only close to the bread line, but repeated epidemics decimated whole swathes of the population.

This talk explores the wealth and health of the British during the Victorian period and the State's struggle to improve conditions.

Speaker: Simon Wenham

Monday, June 17, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Open Evening

'What did you find at the Record Office'

A chance for attendees to talk informally and seek advice about their family history research, brick walls and/or eureka moments.  An enjoyable evening where even the most experienced family historians can learn something new.

This meeting is ideal for those new to family history.

Monday, September 16, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Riots, Randies & Women not their Wives

A talk explaining the social and living conditions of the 19th Century railway navvy, his recreations and pastimes and the plight of his wife and her children.

Speaker: Judy Rouse

Monday, October 21, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Oxford & the Spanish Civil War

In July 1936 right-wing army officers staged a coup against the democratically-elected government of Spain, prompting a three-year civil war.  More than half a million died, the majority of them civilians, and the confilt became a tragic precursor to World War II.

This talk tells the story of how the people of Oxfordshire responded to the Spanish Civil War.

Speaker: Liz Woolley

Monday, November 18, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Christmas Social

Save the date..... details to follow.....

Monday, December 9, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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