Central Branch

Central Branch

The Central Branch meetings are held monthly, normally on the third Saturday of the month. From September 2017 we are meeting atĀ 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.

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