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Woking Centre

Woking Methodist Church Hall, Brewery Road, Woking, GU21 4LH

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Co-ordinator Chris Leech

Email: woking@wsfhs.org
Second Thursday in month
Doors Open at 7.15pm. Meeting starts at 7.50pm.

2017

Thu9Nov7.50 pmWar Memorials RegisterCatherine Long
Thu14Dec7.50 pmHG Wells, Woking and the 'Real' War of the WorldsIain Wakeford

2018

Thu11Jan7.50 pmThe Joy of SurnamesDebbie Kennett
Thu8Feb7.50 pmThames WatermenPat Hilbert
Thu8Mar7.50 pmThe BreadwinnerMeryl Catty
Thu12Apr7.50 pmOur Ancestors' Interesting OccupationsInformal Meeting
Thu10May7.50 pmUsing MapsLes Mitchinson
Thu14Jun7.50 pmTo be agreedTo be agreed

Forthcoming Meetings

November 9 2017

Catherine Long - War Memorials Register
Catherine's talk will be focused on the work of the Imperial War Museum's War Memorials Register. She will discuss the creation and ongoing work of the Register, as well as how it can be used as a research tool. Local Woking memorials and stories will form the basis of her talk.

December 14

Iain Wakeford - HG Wells, Woking and the 'Real' War of the Worlds
To be added

January 11 2018

Debbie Kennett - The Joy of Surnames
To be added

February 8

Pat Hilbert - Thames Watermen
Pat's talk relates to how and where she has researched Watermen and rowing. It covers firstly the 69 of my Green Ancestors who were Thames Watermen and secondly, other prominent river and rowing families (such as the Phelps) into which the Greens inter-married. Four of her Green family and ten of the Phelps family have won the historic Doggetts Coat and Badge Race including her great grandfather and her father.

March 8

Meryl Catty - The Breadwinner
The aim of this talk is to encourage family historians to explore the working lives of their ancestors by giving examples of a wide range of source material and background reading, using case studies to show how these can help our ancestors 'come alive'.

April 12

Informal Meeting - Our Ancestors' Interesting Occupations
An opportunity to share the information we have garnered about what our ancestors did for a living. (Perhaps using some of the suggestions given at the previous meeting!)

May 10

Les Mitchinson - Using Maps
Often overlooked, maps and their associated records are a useful source for the researcher. The records offer information on residence, occupation and status. They paint a picture of a society at a particular time and may lead the researcher into other record sources such as Quarter Sessions, Manorial Records, Title Deeds and Wills.

June 14

To be agreed - To be agreed
To be added

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