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Woking Centre

Woking Methodist Church Hall, Brewery Road, Woking, GU21 4LH

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Co-ordinator Chris Leech

Second Thursday in month
Doors Open at 7.15pm. Meeting starts at 7.50pm.


Thu9Jan7.50 pmRomance and History of Place NamesTony Painter
Thu13Feb7.50 pmCatching up with Family SearchSharon Hintze
Thu12Mar7.50 pmThe Mary RoseAlan Turton
Thu2Apr7.50 pmRecent Discoveries I have madeInformal Meeting
Thu14May7.50 pmStrangers and AliensCheryl Butler
Thu11Jun7.50 pmThe History of the Midland Railway and its staff records. [With additional information about LSWR Chris and Judy Rouse
Thu9Jul7.50 pmNo MeetingNo Meeting
Thu13Aug7.50 pmNo MeetingNo Meeting

Forthcoming Meetings

January 9 2020

Tony Painter - Romance and History of Place Names
This talk covers the history and fascination of Place Names, from towns and villages, down to farms, fields, streets and even pubs. It includes the origins and development of names and the light they shed on history and past ways of life, with reference to some local names, unusual names and the way names have changed over time.
During his time with the MoD, Tony worked alongside the late John Beck, and wishes this talk to acknowledge his work with the WSFHS over many years.

February 13

Sharon Hintze - Catching up with Family Search
To be added

March 12

Alan Turton - The Mary Rose
Alan is a military historian and historical adviser for television programmes. He is an official presenter for the Mary Rose Trust and all fees for this talk are passed to the Trust.

April 2

Informal Meeting - Recent Discoveries I have made
An opportunity to share your more recent (last couple of years?) finds with the other members of the group.

May 14

Cheryl Butler - Strangers and Aliens
To be added

June 11

Chris and Judy Rouse - The History of the Midland Railway and its staff records. [With additional information about LSWR
This talk is a good starting point for research into railway ancestry - using their knowledge of the Midland railway to provide examples.They look at the various types of records available for researchers: staff records held at the National Archives and elsewhere, Board of Trade Accident reports, Directors and other Minutes, Local and National newspapers, census records photographs, maps and illustrations etc. Researchers can then adapt the techniques to researching their own particular railway ancestor on any British railway including the LSWR.

July 9

No Meeting - No Meeting

August 13

No Meeting - No Meeting

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