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April 2018
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   Bolton FHS Meeting 7.30pm
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   10:30a Beginners Talk Pre Registration
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   11a Victoria BathsOpen Day
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   Anglo-Scottish Branch Meeting
   Oldham Branch Edwin Waugh - Sid Calderbank
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   Manchester Quarterly Meeting
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Apr 4th, 2018 (Wed)
11a - 4p
  Bolton FHS Meeting 7.30pm

BOLTON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

 

Jackie Depelle, Chairwoman of the Yorkshire Federation of FHS and a very expeienced speaker will present her talk on 

“Writing Your Family History – Moving on from record sheets and charts” . 

 

Tea / Coffee available from 7.00pm.

Meeting starts at 7.30pm, Old Links Golf Club, Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 5SU.

All MLFHS members are welcome to attend our meetings.

Visitors are welcome to attend the meeting @ £3

Apr 7th, 2018 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Beginners Talk Pre Registration

Jean Newman looks into what records we can find before 1837, and looks at Parish Records and what they can tell us.

Apr 8th, 2018 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Victoria BathsOpen Day

The Society will be present at

VICTORIA BATHS OPEN DAY

 

Heritage Fair & Steam Traction Engines

On display will be Steam Traction Engines, plus vintage buses from the Museum of Transport. There will be  building tours on offer, the Shop and Tea Room will be open and The Lowry Chorus will be performing during the day.



 

 
Apr 14th, 2018 (Sat)
  Oldham Branch Edwin Waugh - Sid Calderbank

Talk on the life and works of Edwin Waugh, Lancashires most respected and prolific 19th century author, illustrated by songs, stories and poems.  This meeting will start at 2pm till 3-30pm in The Lees Suite, Civic Centre Oldham, (see Oldham pages for map).

Apr 14th, 2018 (Sat)
  Anglo-Scottish Branch Meeting

Please note that our meeting this month will be held on 14th April

Every Day Life for Our Scottish Ancestors

                                     Life at Quarry Bank Mill, Styal

                                                 Shan Bristow

 

The history of Quarry Bank Mill from the early days when Samuel Greg established his business in the beautiful Bollin valley.   She will describe the lives of the child Apprentices, drawn from workhouses across the country including Scotland; look at some of the important Greg family members including the very influential Hannah Greg and the establishment of Styal village in the early 19th century.

 She will also bring us up to date about The Project of the last 2 or 3 years when the aim has been to allow increased visitor numbers to see different aspects of our story, which have previously been under wraps, not in NT ownership, shut or overgrown!

Shan Bristow has worked at Quarry Bank Mill for the last 14 years, as an Apprentice House Interpreter, as a Education guide working with school parties, as a volunteer with family activities in school holidays and more recently as an outside speaker on behalf of the Mill.

Meeting will be held in PS1

Apr 25th, 2018 (Wed)
  Manchester Quarterly Meeting

Manchester Quarterly Meeting 

To be held in the Performance Space

10.30 am The Manchester Museum

Speaker:  Karen Brackenridge

Insight into the workings of the Museum.  Karen will be bringing along some objects from the museum

11.45 am ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

12.15 Lunch

1.30 am  "Bastards by Law under several disabilities...":  How to find illegitimate children.

Speaker:  Anna Watson

Anna hopes to introduce you to come new avenues to explore when confronted with the issue, as well as looking at how the law of the land and the church punished those who found themselves in this situation

Registration is essential

To register, click the Eventbrite logo on our web page www.mlfhs.ork uk

The meeting is FREE to paid up members, but there is a charge of 3 pnds (payable at time of booking).  If however, you decide to join MLFHS on the day this fee will be refunded