Events

Shropshire FHS Mar 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "The Railway Navvies – Their Finest Hour – Building The Crimea Railway” 
Using contemporary sources and illustrations we tell the story of how the efforts of two patriotic and well organised railway contractors and their navvies came to the rescue of the British Army bogged down in the Crimea, taking just three months to build a railway from the coast to Sevastopol in the Spring of 1855.
Speakers - Chris and Judy Rouse
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

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Shropshire FHS Apr 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "A Shropshire Squire: “Mad Jack” Mytton of Halston 1796-1834” 
Speaker - David Thornycroft
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Col (Retd) David Thornycroft OBE was educated at Shrewsbury School and Trinity College, Oxford, where he took a History degree. He served for 34 years as an officer in The Black Watch. Now that he is retired, he combines those two interests by reading (a lot), and writing and lecturing (a little), mostly about military history.

“Mad Jack” Mytton of Halston, near Oswestry was pre-eminent amongst the “eccentric squires” of Georgian England, who became notorious for their hard riding and hard drinking. David Thornycroft’s talk draws from the colourful episodes of his ancestor’s brief and disreputable life to illustrate the dramatic changes taking place in the early years of the nineteenth century to agriculture, education, the Army, politics and sport, which together changed the society and landscape of Shropshire, and in some cases England, for ever.

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The Name Event

Repeats every day until Sun May 06 2018 .
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:00
Sun, 06/05/2018 - 10:00

Venue: ILEC Exhibition Centre, 47 Lillie Road, Earls Court, London, SW6 1UD

Time: 10AM-4:30PM No sales on the door advance only

A new event for the organisers and therefore for Shropshire Family History Society, who will be having a stand at the event, with a team of volunteer helpers, computers and books. They will also be selling a selection of Local Interest Books and Maps, some Family History Books and our own CDs. We look forward to catching up with London & South-East members old and new.

This will be a big commitment for us, so Members Old & New please come along.

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The Name Event

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:00
Sun, 06/05/2018 - 10:00

Venue: ILEC Exhibition Centre, 47 Lillie Road, Earls Court, London, SW6 1UD

Time: 10AM-4:30PM No sales on the door advance only

A new event for the organisers and therefore for Shropshire Family History Society, who will be having a stand at the event, with a team of volunteer helpers, computers and books. They will also be selling a selection of Local Interest Books and Maps, some Family History Books and our own CDs. We look forward to catching up with London & South-East members old and new.

This will be a big commitment for us, so Members Old & New please come along.

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Shropshire FHS May 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "The Adventurous History of Sabrina Sidney 1757 - 1843” 
Speaker - Dr. Kate Croft
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

In 1769 Thomas Day, a member of the eighteenth century Lunar Society, embarked on a unique experiment to educate a twelve year old girl to become his wife.  He acquired a young girl from the Shrewsbury Foundling Hospital, whom he named Sabrina Sidney, and educated her according to the theories of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  He hoped, in time, to fashion for himself a new breed of Enlightenment wife.  This talk will look at Day’s unusual experiment in female education, marriage and motherhood.

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Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2018

Sat, 02/06/2018 - 10:00

Come and visit us, at the Society's Fair, Saturday 2nd June 2018, 10:00AM - 4:00PM, The Shirehall, Shrewsbury.  Admission: TBC Pay on Door. Free Parking. Non-Members Welcome.

As this is a placeholder for our fair, below are the details of the 2017 fair which will be updated as speakers, etc are booked.

SPEAKERS:

Ian Waller FSG
Our nationally renowned speaker Ian Waller gives talks on a wide variety of subjects - full details of his talk at our Fair in June will be advised soon.
Prior to retirement Ian was a professional genealogist with over 30 years experience in English research.  He is a former Chairman of, and is a Fellow of AGRA (the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives) the body which represents professional genaealogists throughout England and Wales
He is a fellow of the Society of Genealogists, was a trustee and Chairman of the Education Committee and has published several books in the Society's 'My Ancestor' series.
Most recently Ian has joined the Executive Committee of the Federation of Family History Societies and is looking forward to meeting members of our Society in June.

Ray Farlow
Our locally renowned speaker will be postcard collector Ray Farlow who will talk about and show images from his unique collection of old picture postcards that illustrate the buildings, countryside and the lives of the people of Shropshire in the early days of the last century.

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Commercial Stands may include:   

Andrew M. Punshon (formerly Nostalgia Online)
CAB Search
Chris Makepeace - Alan Godrey Maps
David & Elizabeth Benson - Old Postcards
Family Legacy Cards (Brythonium)
Military & Family Genealogy
Newtown Design Services
This Way Books & Cassini Historical Maps
Unknown Soldier - Military Archive & Soldier Research Services
'Wyvern' Railway Ancestry Research Advice

Family History Societies may include:

Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (BMSGH)
Bristol & Avon Family History Society
Buckinghamshire Family History Society
Dyfed Family History Society
Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS)
Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society
Malvern (Worcestershire) Family History Society
Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society
Romany & Traveller Family History Society

Others Societies and Groups may include:

Friends of Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS)
Shropshire Archives
The Wolverhampton Branch of the Western Front Association

 

Plus from Shropshire FHS:

Parish Registers
Burial Indexes
Census Indexes
Monumental Inscriptions
Books & Maps
Quarter Sessions
Wills & Strays
IGI
1881 Census
Microfiche
SFHS Research Materials Available

Light refreshments available

Why not arrange to meet your newly found "Long lost relatives" there?

To contact us with a query about our 2018 Fair, send an email to:- sfhsfair @ sfhs.org.uk (remove spaces to use)

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Shropshire FHS Jun 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "TBC” 
Speaker - TBC
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

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Shropshire FHS Jul & Aug NO MONTHLY MEETING

Repeats every 4 weeks until Tue Aug 14 2018 .
Tue, 17/07/2018 - 19:00
Tue, 14/08/2018 - 19:00

No meeting in July or August

Shropshire FHS Jul & Aug NO MONTHLY MEETING

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 19:00
Tue, 14/08/2018 - 19:00

No meeting in July or August

Shropshire FHS Sep 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "TBC” 
Speaker - TBC
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

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