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Camberley Centre

Camberley Adult Education Centre, France Hill Drive, Camberley, GU15 3QB

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Co-ordinator: Valda Hudson

Third Wednesday of the month
Doors open at 7pm. Meeting starts at 7.45pm.


Sat21JanVolunteers in Action - More Stories about Red Cross VADs during the First World WarVivien Bennett
Sat18FebLondonís Sailortown in the early 19CDerek Morris
Wed15MarTracing your Irish AncestorsJane Lewis
Wed19AprThe Wreck of the Lilly Bell IIDavid Rose
Wed17MayLondon Cemetaries & Burial GroundsKathy Chater
Wed21JunA summer's evening walk - details to be confirmed

Forthcoming Meetings

January 21 2017

Vivien Bennett - Volunteers in Action - More Stories about Red Cross VADs during the First World War
2pm. Vivien Bennett will return to continue telling of her expanding research on behalf of the Red Cross on WW1 VAD’s. She will focus on Surrey connections.

February 18

Derek Morris - Londonís Sailortown in the early 19C
2pm. Derek Morris will speak on ďLondonís Sailortown in the early 19CĒ. Ships were built, equipped & furnished in vast numbers, for war & for world wide trade. East of the Tower many types of occupations were carried out, & it was quite unlike the rest of the capital. Colourful characters abounded from around the globe, & a good living could be made. This fascinating talk will expand your impressions of the old East London, & those who spent their lives neat the Thames river bank.

March 15

Jane Lewis - Tracing your Irish Ancestors
Jane Lewis of the Surrey History Centre will return to speak on "Tracing your Irish Ancestors". This will expand & update the many sources, especially those now online. The possibilities of progress on Irish research has never been better. There will also be information on the myths & problems encountered - giving hope if you have despaired of making headway.

April 19

David Rose - The Wreck of the Lilly Bell II
David Rose will speak on "The Wreck of the Lilly Bell II". This was a US bomber which crashed in 1944 near Jacob's Well, SW Surrey, near Guildford. The talk will recount the lives of the four young airmen who were killed, & provide detail regarding the actual event & the research that built up the background to this tragic event. A memorial now stands near the crash site. This talk with a difference should prove an absorbing tale.

May 17

Kathy Chater - London Cemetaries & Burial Grounds
Kathy Chater will speak on "London Cemetaries & Burial Grounds". This is always a challenging area of research, given how many possible sites there are in the capital, many of which no longer exist. Kathy will give a broad overview, & an update on the new sources available to research. Finding a grave stone can open up new possibilities, providing names, dates & relationships not available elsewhere.

June 21

- A summer's evening walk - details to be confirmed

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