SDFHS Events

For further information on SDFHS events at our Sherborne Research Centre e-mail or phone: 01935 389611. A booking form for 2014 events in Sherborne can be downloaded here. Please note that places are limited for all Sherborne events, so early booking is advised.

Further details of SDFHS Group events can be found on individual Group pages, click here or on links below.

* indicates SDFHS attendance at an event organised by another FHS or organisation.

Date

Event

Location

Mar 19, 2014 to Apr 16, 2014

Basic Family History A five week evening course at the SDFHS Research Centre in Sherborne, with Ted Udall. 7.00-9.00pm on Wednesday evenings, 19 March, 26 March, 2 April, 9 April and 16 April. £25 for the five sessions, including hand-outs. Download booking form.

Apr 9, 2014 - 07:30 PM

Migration to South Wales: Why? A talk in Sturminster Newton by Judy Hodges for the SDFHS Blackmore Vale Group. See here for details

Apr 10, 2014 - 07:30 PM

The ancestor I would most like to meet A talk in Street by members for the Mid Somerset Group of the SDFHS. See here for details.

Apr 12, 2014 - 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

John Slade of Sherborne, Maltster and Bankrupt

Robert Nantes will talk about John Slade of Sherborne, Maltster and Bankrupt: A case study of financial ruin in early nineteenth century Dorset. At the SDFHS Research Centre in Sherborne. £5 per person. Download booking form.

Apr 12, 2014 - 02:00 PM

The Tolpuddle Martyrs, Crime and Punishment A talk in Loders (near Bridport) by Rob Curtis for the SDFHS West Dorset Group. See here for details.

Apr 24, 2014 to Apr 27, 2014

Craft Fair, Shepton Mallet, Somerset *
The SDFHS will have a presence on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April at the Craft Fair Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. 

Apr 26, 2014 - 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Skills Workshop: Recording your Research

At the SDFHS Research Centre in Sherborne with Ted Udall.

Programme
13.40 Coffee/tea and biscuits
14.00 Storing and recording data (both on paper and virtual)
15.00 Tea/coffee break and biscuits
15.20 Practical demonstrations to include indexing, computer file structure, making a photo presentation.
17.00 Close

SDFHS members £10, non-members £15 (includes refreshments on arrival and during the mid-session break). Download booking form here.

Apr 28, 2014 - 08:00 PM

Where there's a Will A talk in Wimborne by George Hilbert for the SDFHS East Dorset Group. See here for details.

May 1, 2014 - 07:45 PM

To the Manor Born

A talk by John Crockford-Hawley in Sedgemoor for the Sedgemoor Group.

May 6, 2014 - 02:00 PM

Visit to Stock Gaylard Estate The West Dorset Group have booked a visit to the Stock Gaylard Estate which is a small traditional country estate just over 4 miles from Sturminster Newton and 8 miles from Sherborne in Dorset. Entry is £10 including tea. See further here.

May 6, 2014 - 07:30 PM

The Life of the Agricultural Labourer A talk by Bernard Welchman for the Taunton Group.

May 8, 2014 - 07:30 PM

Visiting the Somme

A talk by Jane Butland in Street for the Mid Somerset Group.

May 10, 2014 - 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

The King is Dead: the royal tombs of Great Britain

At the SDFHS Research Centre in Sherborne. Dr Aidan Dodson of the Unversity of Bristol will trace the history of royal interment in Great Britain, from the earliest times down to the most recent kingly burial, that of George VI at Windsor, highlighting the changes that have occurred over the generations and seeking out some of the more obscure places where royal bones have found rest.
Programme
13.40 Coffee/tea and biscuits
14.00 The Royal Tombs of Great Britain. Part I
15.00 Tea/coffee break and biscuits
15.20 The Royal Tombs of Great Britain. Part II
17.00 Close

Tickets: SDFHS members £10. Non-members £15 . Download booking form.

May 10, 2014 - 02:00 PM

Victorian Servants

A talk by Pat Hase for the West Dorset Group.

May 14, 2014 - 07:30 PM

Brick Walls

A talk by Ted Udall in Sturminster Newton for the Blackmore Vale Group.

May 16, 2014 - 02:00 PM

From Shropshire to Sherborne

A talk by Thia Walcot in Weymouth for the South Dorset Group.

May 19, 2014 - 08:00 PM

Happily Ever After (Marriage, Divorce, Customs)

A talk by John Hurley in Wimborne for the East Dorset Group.

May 27, 2014 - 07:30 PM

No Thankful Village: a local village’s response to WW1

A talk by Chris Howells for the Frome Group.

May 28, 2014 - 07:15 PM

Workhouses

A talk by Pat Hase in Dunster for the West Somerset Group.

May 31, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Joint Heritage Day The SDFHS will be hosting at our Research Centre in Sherborne, a Joint Heritage Day with Sherborne Museum, Castleton Steam and Waterwheel Centre, Sherborne School and St Johns’ Almshouse. This is a free event with exhibitions.

Jul 17, 2014 - 06:30 PM

Sherborne Pubs Walkabout

Barry Brock will lead an evening walk around the sites of Sherborne’s vanished pubs. For details see July 31st.

Jul 24, 2014 - 06:30 PM

Sherborne Pubs Walkabout

Barry Brock will lead an evening walk around the sites of Sherborne’s vanished pubs. For details see July 31st.

Jul 31, 2014 - 06:30 PM

Sherborne Pubs Walkabout

Barry Brock will lead an evening walk around the sites of Sherborne’s vanished pubs, ending with a pint in one still open (probably The Digby Tap). Proposed dates are Thursday 17, 24 and 31 July, 6.30 pm. Meet at Sherborne Greenhill (westbound) bus stop. The dates will be confirmed by e-mail, as these walks are weather dependent. Numbers limited to 15 per walk.Download booking form

Aug 2, 2014 - 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

August 1914

At the SDFHS Research Centre in Sherborne. Col. Iain Swinnerton, will examine the causes of WWI, before looking at the Somerset & Dorset Regiments and providing expert guidance on how to trace family members who participated in the conflict.

Programme

13.40 Tea/coffee and biscuits

14.00  Why we went to War

15.00  Tea/coffee and biscuits

15.20  The Somerset & Dorset Regiments

16.00  Comfort break

16.10  Tracing your Great War Ancestors

SDFHS Members: £10. Non-members: £15. Download booking form.