Buxton & District

Programme 2012

Friday3rd FebruaryChildhood Memories. Share a treasured memory from childhood that perhaps involved older relatives. Meet at Community Room at Fire Station, Staden Lane.
Friday2nd MarchCauses of Death in the 19th century – Bring along death certificates of your ancestors whose causes of death appear curious or odd.
Friday13th April*Diseases of the 19th century- Dr. Malcolm Bradbury on the killer diseases of the past and why they were so deadly. Change of date due to Easter
Friday4th MayThe camera as Historian- a talk from Chris Makepeace on dating old photographs
Friday1st JuneVisit to Bakewell Museum. Details to be confirmed
Friday6th JulyIan’s famous family history quiz
Friday3rd AugustGirls in service and apprenticeships. A look at jobs that were available for girls in the 19th century with John Cassidy
Friday7th SeptemberProblem solving: A chance to bring your brick walls and dead ends for the group to try to find a way through.
Friday5th OctoberImmigrants in Manchester: Bob Arcangeli will take us on a tour of those areas in Manchester where immigrants settled. Meet at 1.30pm at Manchester Town Hall.
Friday2nd NovemberMarriage in the 19th century– John Evans will give us a short talk on the marriage laws which will be followed by a general discussion on any odd unions in our own family history
Friday7th DecemberChristmas celebrations. Ideas for next year’s programme followed by a chance to chat over a glass of mulled wine and mince pie.