Buckinghamshire FHS

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The Annual General Meeting is on Saturday 18th May 2019 at 3.30pm.

Venue Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, HP21 7PL

See AGM Notice for Details 

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Julian Hunt: Woughton On The Green

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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.

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.

 There is a normally a charge for entry of £4 for non-members and £2 for members. Refreshements extra.

 

Kathy Chater: Turning Your Tree Into A Tale

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Researching is only half the battle - writing it up so that others will want to read it is the other. Kathy Chater suggests ways in which to present research in an interesting way. Followed by Aylesbury - AGM which offers the chance for you to help shape the furtre of your society.

Saturday 18th May 1.30pm

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

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 April 1.30pm

(Second Saturday of April)

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

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.

There is normally a charge of £4 for non-members and £2 for members. Refreshments extra.


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.

Ian 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.

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.

There is normaly a charge of £4 for non-members and £2 for members. Refreshments Extra.