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Camberley Centre

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

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Co-ordinator: Lesley Hall

Third Wednesday of the month
Doors open at 7pm. Meeting starts at 7.30pm.


Wed16Oct7.30 pmDroughts, Deluges and Dust DevilsIan Currie
Wed20Nov7.30 pmResearching House HistoryPhilip Gorton
Wed18Dec7.30 pmNo meeting


Sat18Jan2.00 pmOnline Resources for London Family HistoryPeter Christian
Sat15Feb2.00 pm'Westward Ho!' - Emigration from the British Isles to North AmericaSharon Hintze
Sat21Mar2.00 pm 'A Grandmother's Legacy' - 5 Generations of a British raj familyJenny Mallin
Wed15Apr7.30 pm'The Broken Branch'Ian Waller
Wed20May7.30 pm'Out of Sight, Out of Mind' - Sources for the History of Surrey's Mental Hospitals 1770 - 1990Julian Pooley

Forthcoming Meetings

October 16 2019

Ian Currie - Droughts, Deluges and Dust Devils
Ian is a weatherman, broadcaster and author and his talk will take you through several centuries of weather with particular reference to SE England. Find out when there were 4 metre high snowdrifts in Oxford Street, London or hailstones bigger than cricket balls in Sussex, when the Straits of Dover were blocked with ice, the sea froze to the horizon off the north Kent coast and people traversed Southampton Water and a tornado ripped through Guildford. The Weather never ceases to astound and amaze both ourselves and our ancestors.

November 20

Philip Gorton - Researching House History
Philip's business is to discover the history behind people's houses, and he will share how to uncover the story of your house and the people who lived there, and which resources and records can be used.

December 18

No meeting

January 18 2020

Peter Christian - Online Resources for London Family History
Peter is a well known genealogical author and has lectured on Internet resources for Family Historians for over 20 years. His talk will focus on family history resources available online for the metropolitan area, including parish registers, map and image collections, historical descriptions, and finding aids.

February 15

Sharon Hintze - 'Westward Ho!' - Emigration from the British Isles to North America
In this, the 400th anniversary year of the Mayflower arriving in America, the talk will start in the 16th century by highlighting migrant groups who made their way to America. After 1783 groups are replaced by families and individuals continuing ties across the pond.

March 21

Jenny Mallin - 'A Grandmother's Legacy' - 5 Generations of a British raj family
Jenny is a traveller, writer and has featured on BBC Women's Hour and in WDYTYA magazine. Her talk will focus on her research into 5 generations of her mothers family lives in colonial India, including the Railway, Telegraph, Schools and other British institutions set up in India as well as the history and provenance of an unknown cuisine - the first fusion food of its type - Anglo Indian food, inspired by her grandmother's cookbook. She will also talk about the resources used in her research.

April 15

Ian Waller - 'The Broken Branch'
Ian is a well known genealogist, author and speaker. His talk will focus on when someone changes a name and the challenges this causes for family historians Discover the reasons and useful tips on how the name change can be discovered.

May 20

Julian Pooley - 'Out of Sight, Out of Mind' - Sources for the History of Surrey's Mental Hospitals 1770 - 1990
Julian, from the Surrey History Centre will trace the history of the care of the mentally ill and mentally handicapped in Surrey from the late 18th century, and show how the records of private asylums in Surrey's quarter sessions records, and the archives of Surrey's many mental hospitals illustrate the changes in treatments, and how these can be used by family historians.

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