Events

Start Date Start Time Title Description Location
Saturday 16 March 2019 13:30 The background to non-conformity

Micheal Gandy will look at a topic which can cause problems for researchers, particularly when non-conformity appears unexpectedly in an otherwise conventional family. If any of your relatives were non-conformists, this talk could help your understanding of them. Micheal Gandy is master in the art of giving inspiring talks on a braod range of subjects.

Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL
Wednesday 03 April 2019 19:30 Woughton on the Green

Julian Hunt: Woughton On The Green

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Woughton

It has the biggest village green in the county. It also has perhaps the most surviving ridge and furrow of any Bucks parish, so it is ideal to explain how open-field agriculture worked. It was also unusual in having its Rector as Lord of the Manor for several generations, making the process of enclosure particularly easy. What is more difficult to explain is why a large village with a very wide range of trades and occupations had dwindled to such a small population by the time MiltonKeynes was designated in 1967.

Wednesday 3rd April 7.30pm

At Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB See Northern Branch for details & charges.

Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Tuesday 09 April 2019 19:45 Beard Gruel and Suet Dumplings

an Waller: Bread, Gruel and Suet Dumplings


Ian's talk looks at life in the workhouse, what the alternatives were, what conditions were like, and discusses the many records available to find information about either an inmate or a staff member.

Tuesday 9th April 7.30pm

At Bourne End Community Centre. Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX.

See Southern Branch for details & charges.

Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5SX
Saturday 13 April 2019 13:30 Reading Old Handwriting

Ian Waller: Reading Old Handwriting

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Many documents used by family historians from census returns to medieval manuscripts can be difficult to read. In this talk Ian provides pointers to help you interpret what you are looking at and how to decipher the various handwriting styles in use over the centuries. The talk with include some hands-on work

Saturday 13th March 1.30pm

(Second Saturday of April)

At Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL. See Central Branch for details & charges.

Note this meeting is a week earlier than normal due to Easter.

Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL
Wednesday 01 May 2019 19:30 Stephen Barker: Buckinghamshire In The Civil War

Stephen Barker: Buckinghamshire In The Civil War

Hampdens monument Chalgrove

This talk is about the part Bucks played in the Civil War. Mainly Parliamentarian supporting, there were nevertheless pockets of Royalist supporters. The county’s proximity to the Royalist capital at Oxford meant that conflict was consistant and widespread. Find out about John Hampden, the Battle of Aylesbury and garrisons at Brill, Boarstall, Stony Stratford and Newport Pagnell. The talk explains the political and military context, yet includes too a significant number of personal stories, anecdotes and legacies relating to those caught up in the actions.

Wednesday 1st May 7.30pm

At Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB See Northern Branch for details & charges.

Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Tuesday 14 May 2019 19:15 Family History From Education Records

Colin Chapman: Family History From Education Records

Although many school records have been lost or destroyed, many still exist and are extremely useful for family historians. Some university archives hold records dating back several centuries. Colin will tell us what is available and how to find it.

Tuesday 14th May 7.30pm

At Bourne End Community Centre. Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX.

See Southern Branch for details & charges.

Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5SX