Events

Start Date Start Time Title Description Location
Saturday 19 September 2020 13:30 The Land Army and Timber Corp

Colin Oakes: The Land Army and Timber Corp

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The Women's Land Army had originated in 1917, and was reformed at the start of the Second World War. Although conscription came later, it was originally a volunteer service. Developing from the Women's Forestry Service, the Women's Timber Corps followed in 1942 to conduct forestry work, sourcing and preparing the heavy timber needed in mines and other applications.

Saturday 19th September.  Door: 1.30pm Talk: 2pm

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

Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL
Wednesday 07 October 2020 19:30 Amersham Inns and Innkeepers

Julian Hunt: Amersham Inns and Innkeepers

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Although only half a dozen pubs exist in the town today, 1773 saw 16 licences being granted to the proprietors of a range of hostelries, some being inns, others alehouses. Although little or nothing is known about some, for others research has revealed a considerable amount of information about the buildings and those owned and ran them.

Wednesday 7th October   Open: 7.00pm Talk 7.30pm

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

Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Tuesday 13 October 2020 19:15 Child labour in 19th Century Oxfordshire

Liz Wooley: Child labour in 19th Century Oxfordshire

Child Sweep2Even in rural counties child labour was as much a feature of everyday life in the 19th century as in industrial areas - and cottage industry and agricultural work were by no means the ’soft option’ compared with work in factories and mines.

Tuesday 13th October Door 7.15pm Talk: 7.45pm

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 17 October 2020 13:30 The British in India

Michael Gandy: The British in India

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The India Office Records are held in the British Library, the most extensive archives relating to the East India Company and the British Empire in India; with much complementary material in other British Library archival collections and the oral history recordings.

Saturday 17th October.  Door: 1.30pm Talk: 2pm

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

Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL
Wednesday 04 November 2020 19:30 The Village of Grafton Regis

Keith Harry: The Village of Grafton Regis

Grafton RegisThe village has a fascinating history having been the home of Elizabeth Woodville who married Edward iV. From that time until its destruction in the late 17C there was a royal palace which had its hey day during the Tudor Period. Keith will talk about the history of the village and the many characters noble and some not so noble who lived and worked there. He will also tell us about the many records available which tell us about the people and the events they went through.

Wednesday 4th November    Open: 7.00pm Talk 7.30pm

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

Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Tuesday 10 November 2020 19:15 If Walls Could Talk

Cathy Soughton: If Walls Could Talk

cottageThe talk will show how to find out more about the history of a property using some of the key documentary records available and will include tips for finding out more about any home, irrespective of age. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how information can be used from various sources to piece together a history showing when a house may have been built, how it has changed and who owned and lived there in the past and will highlight some of the interesting stories that have been uncovered while carrying out research.

Tuesday 10th November Door 7.15pm Talk: 7.45pm

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 21 November 2020 13:30 Introduction to DNA for Family Historians

Amelia Bennett: Introduction to DNA for Family Historians

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We know what DNA is, and that it can throw light into the dark corners of our research, but do we really understand what it can and cannot tell us? If you want to be more DNA-literate, then help is at hand. Amelia will cover the basics of using DNA for family history research, and cover the potential risks involved: DNA test results can throw up some unexpected findings...

Saturday 21th November. Door: 1.30pm Talk: 2pm

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


 

Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL
Wednesday 02 December 2020 19:30 A Georgian Christmas

Cowper & Newton Museum: A Georgian Christmas

christmas traditionWhat was Christmas like before the Victorians invented it? This talk tells how the Georgians celebrated Christmas before the coming of trees, baubles and tinsel

Wednesday 2th December  Open: 7.00pm Talk 7.30pm

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

Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Tuesday 08 December 2020 19:15 Social Evening

Social Evening

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Tuesday 8th December Door 7.15pm Talk: 7.45pm

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