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Camberley Centre

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

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Co-ordinator: Lesley Hall


From January to March, the meetings will be on the Third Saturday of the month.
The doors will open at 1.30pm and the meeting will start at 2.00pm.

From April to December, the meetings will be on the Third Wednesday of the month.
Generally the doors will open at 7pm and the meeting will start at 7.30pm.


Date Time Title Speaker
Wed20 Dec No Meeting


Date Time Title Speaker
Sat20 Jan1.30 pm for 2.00 pmInsights from the Censuses Informal Meeting
Sat17 Feb1.30 pm for 2.00 pmThe Girl behind the Man behind the Gun – the WAAC/QMAAC 1917-1919Viv Bennet
Sat16 Mar1.30 pm for 2.00 pmMaps for Family HistoriansJane Lewis
Wed17 Apr7.00 pm for 7.30 pmHistory of Picture PostcardsDavid Rose
Wed15 May7.00 pm for 7.30 pmAstounding Discoveries?Informal
Wed19 Jun1.30 pm for 2.00 pmPossibly a Walk or Visit - Date and Details still TBAGroup

Forthcoming Meetings

December 20 2023

No Meeting

January 20 2024

Informal Meeting - Insights from the Censuses
Attendees will chat about what they have found about their ancestors in the censuses. Have they revealed any surprises, helped link families, located lost relatives. What interesting things have appeared from the recent 1921 English or Scottish censuses?

February 17

Viv Bennet - The Girl behind the Man behind the Gun – the WAAC/QMAAC 1917-1919

March 16

Jane Lewis - Maps for Family Historians
Jane Lewis of Surrey History Centre will describe how maps are an important but often overlooked resource for family historians. This talk explores how maps can enhance our understanding of a local area and also shed light on the places where our ancestors lived their daily lives. It will show what can be found in local libraries and record offices and also what is available online. It will also explore some practical aspects of using different sources alongside maps to explore where and how our ancestors lived and hopefully help us to walk in their footsteps.

April 17

David Rose - History of Picture Postcards
David Rose is a well-known local history writer and public speaker. He has written and co-written more than a dozen local history books focusing on Guildford and the surrounding area.
He has been interested in history for as long as he can remember and collects all kinds of things related to what he calls ‘history of living memory’. His collection includes old photographs, picture postcards, books, maps, guide books, plus a wide range of old bottles, bygones and yesteryear’s advertising.

This talk tells the story of the humble postcard, and uses cards from the Guildford area to tell the story.

May 15

Informal - Astounding Discoveries?
The group will chat about discoveries (astounding or more mundane!) that they have made in recent years. Have you broken down any 'Brick Walls'? Have you discovered people in unexpected places (either their location, or unusual record sources)?. Please feel free to bring a short presentation if you wish (but not essential).

June 19

Group - Possibly a Walk or Visit - Date and Details still TBA
(Please ignore the date and time, the website entry makes me specify an exact date and time)

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