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

For further information on SDFHS events at our Sherborne Family History Centre e-mail or phone: 01935 389611. A booking form for 2014-15 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

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

Graham Bendell and Barry Brock will consider various aspects of Sherborne’s industrial and commercial past. They will look at the application of water power in Sherborne; Sherborne’s breweries, letter boxes, milestones and drain covers; and even a foundry and a ropewalk - all this with eminent local historian, 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.

Jan 24, 2015 - 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM

The Zulu War

Col Iain Swinnerton will look at the causes and events of the Zulu War, including the disaster of Isandlwana and the defence of Rorke’s Drift.

There will be a refreshments' break during the afternoon.

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

Feb 21, 2015 - 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM

Parish Registers and Brick Walls

A Social History of Parish Registers, followed by Breaking Down Brick Walls. A Ted Udall double-bill for those wanting to develop their family histories skills.

There will be a refreshments' break during the afternoon.

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

Apr 11, 2015 - 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM

'Billy Yank or Johnny Reb' *

Robin Ansell and others will review the American Civil War, with special reference to participants from Somerset and Dorset.

* ‘Johnny Reb and Billy Yank’ was a 1950s’ newspaper comic strip which told the story of the American Civil War.

There will be a refreshments' break during the afternoon.

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

Apr 16, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Memorials in the Landscape; Landscape as Memorial.

Maggie Goodall, Education and Training Officer of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, will talk about memorials. To be followed by guided tours of the Sherborne War Memorial, the Dorset Regiment Chapel in Sherborne Abbey, and the Sherborne School War Memorial.

Time yet to be confirmed.

This is a SPAB talk, shared with a limited number of SDFHS members. £5 per person. Download booking form.