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Walton-On-Thames Centre

Please note the change of venue from January 2018

Ashley Church of England Primary School, Ashley Road, Walton on Thames, KT12 1HX

Meetings take place in the hall of Ashley School which is in the centre of Walton.
Parking is available in the school car park – the car park entrance is 50 metres after the main school entrance. Walton on Thames station is about a 20 minute walk away.
For the map click here.

Co-ordinator Tim Williams

Email: walton@wsfhs.org
Fourth Tuesday in month
Doors Open at 7.15pm. Meeting starts at 7.45pm.

2018

Tue22May7.45 pmUnderstanding Civil Registration : a registrar’s viewAntony Marr
Tue26Jun7.45 pmClues from family photographs Bob Brock
Tue25Sep7.45 pmWills pre-1858Les Mitchinson
Tue23Oct7.45 pmMount Felix : Uncovered stories from a military hospital in World War 1Nicola Lindsey
Tue27Nov7.45 pmA Victorian Magic Lantern showStephen Beaumont

Forthcoming Meetings

May 22 2018

Antony Marr - Understanding Civil Registration : a registrar’s view
Birth and death certificates — do we really understand those pieces of paper? This talk by a former registrar looks at interpreting the sometimes complex and hidden meanings of the wording on these most basic of family history records.

June 26

Bob Brock - Clues from family photographs
How a closer look at family photographs can give clues as to when and why they were taken, who is in the picture, and perhaps even break down some brick walls. As well as fashion clues, this talk also covers the context in which the photographs were taken, how to find out about the studio photographers themselves, and how to avoid some common pitfalls.

September 25

Les Mitchinson - Wills pre-1858
This talk will describe wills pre-1858, the different types of will, the format of a will and the arrangement of ecclesiastical courts that granted probate.

October 23

Nicola Lindsey - Mount Felix : Uncovered stories from a military hospital in World War 1
Mount Felix was a large villa in Walton which was became a New Zealand military hospital in 1915. This talk shares some of the recently uncovered stories about the thousands of wounded soldiers treated there, the medical staff who cared for them, and the impact on the town.

November 27

Stephen Beaumont - A Victorian Magic Lantern show
Entertainment as your ancestors knew it in the 1890s, using original equipment and hand-painted slides. An evening of epic and heart-rending tales, including stories and views from the local area.


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