Come and Meet Us

The Society holds regular meetings which are free to our members. Visitors are welcome although a small donation is requested. There are many family and local history topics introduced by a knowledgeable speaker and with the opportunity for questions. There is time after the formal proceedings to browse various Society libraries and other facilities and to chat with other members.

We hold meetings at the three venues listed below. Some libraries and other research aids are available at the Central Group meetings. A more limited range of information is also available at the Northern and Southern Group meetings.

Northern Branch

The Northern Branch meetings are at Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB and are normally held on the first Wednesday in each month starting at 19:30. All are welcome but we request a small donation from non-members.

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Central Branch

The Central Branch meetings are held monthly, normally on the third Saturday of the month. From September 2017 we are meeting at Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL.

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History of Amersham

Julian Hunt is making a welcome return  to Aylesbury on the 21st October to talk about the history of Amersham.

The town has seen many changes from being a Rotten Borough and market town to a well to do commuter land celebrated by John Betjeman's Metroland. Victorian Amersham was shaped through the influence of the Drake family and later had a new beginning with the coming of the railway.

Our Aylesbury venue has changed, we are now based in Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlng Lane, Aylesbury. HP21 7PL

Getting To Know Your Military Ancestors Through Photographs And Memorabilia


Many of us have old family photographs, but sometimes it can be frustratingly difficult to guess the identity of the sitter. A knowledge of the way photography and fashions changed can narrow down the date at which a photograph is likely to have been taken. In the same way that fashions change, so do military uniforms.
But unlike fashions, uniforms changed at set dates and once you know the basics you can start identifying your own. Graham hopes you'll let him help you with this 'dark art', and invites you bring along your own photographs for identification and dating. They must be originals, though, which to the trained eye can hold a mass of information. He'll do his best from a very high resolution scan, but really, you need to find that original.

 

This is out first talk at the new Aylesbury venue. Turnfurlong Junior School see Central Branch for the map and other details.

Southern Branch

The Southern Branch meetings are at Bourne End Community Centre. Bourne End is located close to both the M4 and M40 motorways. The Community Centre is located in Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX.

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