We have received a grant from the Big Lottery Fund for equipment for our organisation.
Family and Social History
About the Group
Family and Social History group meets on the third Monday in the month at 2pm
in the Methodist Church Hall. Our
numbers vary from 25 to 10 members, but as our topics stand alone, folks can
dip in and dip out of our sessions (grandparent duties and hospital
started 2016 with Illegitimacy, Marriage and Legalities, attitudes to
which have changed greatly over the years. We also heard some more Foundling
Stories based on information from the Foundling Museum in London.
Round the Table sessions always prove popular, where we all contribute to the same topic and we have enjoyed 4 such sessions this year:
A House that I Remember ( from 2 up, 2 down houses to mansions)
An Ancestor that is not Mine (Not my Relly!) (we researched folks with a name from our families, some of whom were famous!)
Show and Tell (Members brought in the most amazing artefacts to relate their story)
of a familiar Town or Village (this
took us all over the world).
members gave informative presentations on the local villages of Wysall and
Keyworth: we enjoyed seeing old photographs and hearing about the stories which
went with them. We finished for the
Summer on a very topical note: Refugees a topic very ably researched by
one of the group, which gave us a fascinating history of peoples who had come
to our shores over the years.
for the rest of the year are: in September, Weddings from the Past, in
October we will have a catch up session and a How to solve research
problems. We have another Round the
Table topic for November: The Weekend, (dancing, cinema, sport, church
etc). We don't meet in December, as our
scheduled date is too near to Christmas.
Come along and join us! My email address has changed: email@example.comClare Franklin