Woking Methodist Church Hall, Brewery Road, Woking, GU21 4LHFor map click here
Co-ordinator Chris LeechEmail: email@example.com
Second Thursday in month
Doors Open at 7.15pm. Meeting starts at 7.50pm.
|Thu||9||Jan||7.50 pm||Romance and History of Place Names||Tony Painter|
|Thu||13||Feb||7.50 pm||Catching up with Family Search||Sharon Hintze|
|Thu||12||Mar||7.50 pm||The Mary Rose||Alan Turton|
|Thu||2||Apr||7.50 pm||Recent Discoveries I have made||Informal Meeting|
|Thu||14||May||7.50 pm||Strangers and Aliens||Cheryl Butler|
|Thu||11||Jun||7.50 pm||The History of the Midland Railway and its staff records. [With additional information about LSWR||Chris and Judy Rouse|
|Thu||9||Jul||7.50 pm||No Meeting||No Meeting|
|Thu||13||Aug||7.50 pm||No Meeting||No Meeting|
January 9 2020Tony 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 13Sharon Hintze - Catching up with Family Search
To be added
March 12Alan 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 2Informal 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 14Cheryl Butler - Strangers and Aliens
To be added
June 11Chris 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.