02 Family History February 2017
Our February meeting was a great success, attended by a record 40 members! We had a film about ‘Essex Past – the county our parents knew’. It was wonderful – it started in 1916 with the first generation of children to be captured on film and showed a Sunday school outing from London to Theydon Bois. Many Essex towns and villages were shown and even those of us who are not Essex born and bred could recognise most of them! It was noticeable that men wore hats at leisure and at work, and many of them smoked; we did not see anyone who was over-weight! The film went up to the time of the Second World War and there was even a short clip in colour!
OUTING TO THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM
We are going to visit the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, going on 14th October and staying overnight in a hotel in Swadlincote. We looked at the companies who go there, but the Memorial is just part of their trips, and we have been told that much longer is needed. Do have a look at www.thenma.org.uk to see this wonderful place. We may have a few places so if you are interested please contact via the bluebird on this page.