We've all been there I'm sure!
LFHHS Chorley Branch are taking part in the Chorley Heritage Event being held in the Lancastrian Room at Chorley Town Hall Tuesday to Sat 10am to 4pm.
President's Conference 2013
A World at War 1914 - 1918: 1913 - Prelude to War
Saturday 5 October 2013
Joint WFA/National Army Museum Conference 2013
The Great War Underground
2 November 2013
With the Great War Centenary almost upon us, the second WFA President's Conference will provide an opportunity for four leading authorities on the war to preview the year 1913. The aim is to explore the advent of the Great War and some possible causes and contributions.
A generous lunchtime buffet is available which will also cater for vegetarians.
Coffee will be available from 9.45 with proceedings commencing at 10.30.
The bar will be open after the conference.
The day will be structured to allow ample time for Q&A after each talk and a plenary at the end of the day.
Price £30:00 per person.
There's also an optional three-course dinner to follow (£26.oo per person).
More details, a downloadable booking form and location map are available on the WFA website.
We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham on Saturday, 5 October.
We also would like to invite you to our joint WFA/NAM Conference: The Underground War.
Our six speakers will explore a wide range of aspects of this fascinating part of the Great War conflict:
Philip Robinson: "An introduction to military mining"
Examines the different purposes of military mining in the context of military history
Prof Peter Doyle: "The Geology of the Western Front"
Explains the impact that geology had on mining activities.
Peter Barton: "A Deadly Rhythm"
Military mining during the Great War - a technical view for the layman.
David Hedges: "Canadian Graffiti in Maison Blanche"
The story of the research into the graffiti carved by the Canadians who sheltered in a recently discovered, ancient underground quarry.
Dr Ritchie Wood: "Welsh miners on the Western Front"
The story of the Welsh miners before, during, and after the war.
Simon Jones: "Born fighters - who were the tunnellers?
Personal biographies will be used to explain who the Tunnellers were and how their special skills led to their amazing success.
Tickets cost £25 and can be purchased from the National Army Museum Shop or by telephoning the NAM Hotline on 020 7881 6600.
Ticket price includes morning and afternoon tea.
HERALDIC STUDY DAY
Lancashire Heraldry Group in association with the Heraldry Society, the Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Scottish, Yorkshire, and other Heraldry Societies are holding a Heraldic Study day on
Thursday - 17th October 2013. 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
At Hemsley House Masonic Hall, The Crescent, Salford. M5 4PE
( opposite Salford University and Art Gallery)
£16.50 per person
Ample on site parking. The venue and facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Study Day Organiser:
10.00 – 10.50 am Registration and refreshments
10.50 – 11.00 am Welcome and Introduction
11.00 – 12.00 noon MARTIN GOLDSTRAW’s topic is: “Different kinds of Arms" – An Archibold Barrington M.D. lecture – c1844, edited and revised by Martin
12.00. noon Comfort Break.
12.10 – 12.55 pm JIM WINSTANLEY, speaks to: ”My Artwork“
1.00 pm Lunch
2.10 pm – 2.55 pm JOHN TITTERTON’s title is: “Some Monumental Derbyshire Heraldry”
2.55 pm Comfort Break.
3.05 – 3.50 pm JAMES FLOYD concludes with: “The Heraldry of Science” 3.50 pm Closing Remarks
Refreshments and Farewells.
We hope to have some books on sale from our societies, and a friendly raffle
Comments are being invited on the new National Archives website - currently in beta version
Posted on the Guild of One Name Studies Forum
Anyone researching an RAF radio/wireless/radar tradesman who enlisted as an apprentice may find something of interest on [http://www.rafcaa.org.uk/]
This the site of the ROYAL AIR FORCE CRANWELL APPRENTICES' ASSOCIATION which was formed for Aircraft Apprentices who completed at least part of their apprentice training at either the Electrical & Wireless School 'RAF Flowerdown' between 1922 and 1929, or at 'RAF Cranwell' between 1920 and 1952.
At the top of the Home page is a radio button labelled 'Apprentice Entries' - click this and just under the title is a link to the Master Name Index. Detail listed include service number, surname, initials etc.
The Remarks column may give a date of death.
There is a possibility that the web page might be dismantled. The association is closing down, and the final AGM takes place this weekend. Like the old soldiers in the song, we old ex-brats don't die we just fade away, as will our web-site.
Posted on the Society Forum by Phil Stringer - can anyone help?
I've had a request to identify the interior of a church, perhaps in Blackburn. I've uploaded it to
There isn't a lot of detail within the church apart from the fact that they are stood in front of the war memorial. So can any of you identify which church it may be?
Genealogy and the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
The Census is the obvious place to start, though very few boatmen appear, certainly far less than worked on the canal. The enumerator would not have visited local canal wharves at the appointed time, so when asking people on boats if they were there at a particular time, the answer would usually have been 'No', and hence the lack of boatmen recorded in the Census.
<Read more at the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society' s website - http://www.llcs.org.uk/FamilyHistories.htm
Over 50 members gathered at Ashday Lea Masonic Hall in Rawtenstall yesterday for our Annual Society Lunch. It was very appropriate for us to meet in Rossendale where are Society was founded 40 years ago this year.
We were treated to an excellent lunch served in lovely surroundings by a very attentive staff, shared with good company and a glass of champagne to toast the Society!
Thank you Rossendale Branch - you did us proud!
Click on this link to see some photographs taken with my Iphone! <click>
One of the highlight's of our 40th Anniversary year - our Family History Fair at King George's Hall Blackburn on Saturday, was a great success.
Family Historians came from all over the country to enjoy the Fair, the talks, to swap tales, get help with their research, and to see what was on offer from the commercial companies. The fair, spread over two floors, was a credit to the organising team and the stall holders.
A fantastic way to celebrate 40 years of LFHHS!
Follow this link to see some pictures I took of the day!!! <click>
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