Walton-On-Thames CentrePlease note the change of venue from January 2018
Ashley Church of England Primary School, Ashley Road, Walton on Thames, KT12 1HXMeetings 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.
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Co-ordinator Tim WilliamsEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourth Tuesday in month
Doors Open at 7.15pm. Meeting starts at 7.45pm.
|Tue||25||Sep||7.45 pm||Wills before1858||Les Mitchinson|
|Tue||23||Oct||7.45 pm||Mount Felix : Uncovered stories from a military hospital in World War 1||Nicola Lindsey|
|Tue||27||Nov||7.45 pm||A Victorian Magic Lantern show||Stephen Beaumont|
|Tue||22||Jan||7.45 pm||The development of the film industry in Walton||Dr Simon Brown|
|Tue||26||Feb||7.45 pm||Tracing men and women who served in the World Wars||Simon Fowler|
|Tue||26||Mar||7.45 pm||Up with the lark: Agricultural Labourers||Ian Waller|
|Tue||23||Apr||7.45 pm||Where are you stuck?/How do I do this?||Informal meeting|
|Tue||28||May||7.45 pm||Shopkeeper ancestors||Sue Gibbons|
|Tue||25||Jun||7.45 pm||The history and mystery of maps||Tony Painter|
September 25 2018Les Mitchinson - Wills before1858
Before 1858 the system for proving wills was complex. 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 23Nicola 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 27Stephen 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.
January 22 2019Dr Simon Brown - The development of the film industry in Walton
Dr Simon Brown of Kingston University returns to follow up his very popular talk of June 2017 on Cecil Hepworth, one the great pioneers of the British film industry. This talk will focus on the rise and fall of the Hepworth Studios in Walton between 1911 and 1924.
February 26Simon Fowler - Tracing men and women who served in the World Wars
Discover how to find out about these brave men and women who fought in the First and Second World Wars. With so many military records online it might appear to be an easy process, but there are many pitfalls and brick walls to avoid.
March 26Ian Waller - Up with the lark: Agricultural Labourers
Most of us will have agricultural labourers in our ancestry. What was life like for an ‘Ag Lab’? This talk looks at the factors which influenced their lives, and reviews the wealth of records which enable us to learn more about them.
April 23Informal meeting - Where are you stuck?/How do I do this?
An informal evening focused on how to solve some family history problems.
May 28Sue Gibbons - Shopkeeper ancestors
Learn more about the reality of your ancestors’ life as a shopkeeper. This talk with tell you about the many sources and the wide range of records that can help you to find out about shopkeeper ancestors.
June 25Tony Painter - The history and mystery of maps
This talk reviews the history of maps, from early county maps and Ordnance Survey maps to military maps and some cartographic oddities. It also looks at the availability of maps online and their relevance to local and family history, including specifically the Walton area.
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