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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Stephen Barker: Buckinghamshire In The Civil War

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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.

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.

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.

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. Can you help advertise this event? Download a poster for your notice board or shop.

Tuesday 14th May 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.

Saturday 27 July 2019
10am - 4pm

The Grange School Wendover Way Aylesbry HP21 7NH

The closest train station is Aylesbury see Chiltern Railways website. Read more to see a map.

Can you display a poster for us? Please download Open Day Poster. Thank you