SDFHS Sherborne Events, and events where the SDFHS will be represented

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.

Details of SDFHS Group events can be found on individual Group pages, click here.

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

Date

Event

Location

Jul 24, 2014 - 06:00 PM

Sherborne Pubs Walkabout

Barry Brock will lead an evening walk around the sites of Sherborne’s vanished pubs. For details see 7th August. This event is now sold out - places are still available for 7th August.

Jul 31, 2014 - 06:00 PM

Sherborne Pubs Walkabout

Barry Brock will lead an evening walk around the sites of Sherborne’s vanished pubs. This event is now sold out - places are still available for 7th August.

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.

Meet from 13.40 for tea/coffee and biscuits. Another refreshment break will be included during the afternoon.

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

Aug 7, 2014 - 06:00 PM

Sherborne Pubs Walkabout NEW DATE ADDED. 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). The original dates - Thursday 17, 24 and 31 July - are all fully booked and due to the popularity of the walks, we have added a new date - 7 August. The walks will start at 6.00pm. Bookings will be confirmed by e-mail, and then confirmed closer to the date, as these walks are weather dependent. Numbers limited to 15 per walk and places must be booked in advance.Download booking form.

Aug 9, 2014 - 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Conservation Workshop Rex Lancefield will talk about the best way to handle, store and frame old documents and other items; all illustrated through jobs undertaken for record offices, museums and historic houses during 40 years in business.Tickets: £5. Download booking form.

Sep 6, 2014 - 02:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Family History in Focus, Part 1

Professor John Hannavy and Robin Ansell will talk about the use of photography in family history. Ann-Marie and Steve Wilkinson will talk about the Phillips family of Wells’ photographers.

Please meet from 13.40 for tea/coffee and biscuits. There will also be another refreshments' break during the afternoon.

Price: £15, SDFHS Members £10. Download booking form.

Sep 13, 2014 to Sep 12, 2014

Family History in Focus, part 2.

Mike Bolton and Robin Ansell will lead a skills workshop providing detailed guidance on the use of photography in family histories. A further repeat session will be held on Saturday 18 October, if warranted by demand.

Please meet from 13.40 for tea/coffee and biscuits. There will also be another refreshments' break during the afternoon.

Price: £15, SDFHS Members £10. Download booking form.

Sep 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 03:45 PM

Family History Open Day

The SDFHS Family History Open Day, including the Society's Annual General Meeting, will be held at St. Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth, DT3 5EW, Weymouth. The day will include the following talks:

 

Stuart Morris, Dorset, the Royal Navy - earliest days to the Great War

 

 

 

 

 

Bonny Sartin From Corscombe to New Zealand.

 

 

 

 

 

The AGM will be from 12.15 to 13.00, and there will be exhibitions and stalls all day, with the following represented:

The Guild of One Name Studies
Somerset Branch of the Western Front Association
Cab search

Full details and a booking form are included with the May issue of The Greenwood Tree and can be downloaded here. Lunch places must be booked in advance.

Enquiries: Mrs J McGowan, Phone 01305 750272. E-mail

For a report on the 2013 Open Day and AGM see here.

We will look forward to seeing you there.

Sep 27, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Bristol & Avon FHS Open Day * The SDFHS will be represented at the Bristol & Avon FHS Open Day at the The UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS34 8QZ.

Oct 12, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Hampshire Genealogical Society Open Day * The SDFHS will be represented at the Hampshire Genealogy Society Open Day at the Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire (The postcode for sat navs is RG24 9FP).

Nov 8, 2014 - 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Skills Workshop; Reading Old Handwriting

Anyone who wishes to research original sources before the typewriter will soon realise that there are many different scripts to be mastered when reading old documents. In this workshop Ted Udall presents some of the more common ‘hands’ and gives practical advice on deciphering them. Please bring your own pencil and notepad - other materials will be provided.

Please meet from 13.40 for tea/coffee and biscuits. There will also be another refreshments' break during the afternoon.

Price: £15, SDFHS Members £10. Download booking form.

For a summary of Ted's previous 'Documents Workshop', see here.

Nov 22, 2014 - 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Industrial Archaeology Day

Amongst other things, Graham Bendell and Barry Brock will look at Sherborne’s mills, breweries, letter boxes and drain covers; all with George Tatham as chairman.

Please meet from 13.40 for tea/coffee and biscuits. There will also be another refreshments' break during the afternoon.

Price: £15, SDFHS Members £10. Download booking form.