Devizes

 

We are holding virtual meetings until we are able to return to our usual venue at the Nursteed Centre.    

Devizes Branch Zoom meetings are primarily intended for those that usually attended our Devizes meetings and our other local members, so that they can stay in touch during the pandemic.   If you are a potential attendee and have not received details, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  In due course some Branch meetings may be extended to a wider audience. 

Planned meetings.  Zoom invitations with log-in details will be sent no later than the day before.  Please log in at about 7.25 ready for a 7.30 start.

Tuesday 20th July - AGM and Members' Evening on Zoom.  At the brief AGM we will approve the appointment of Branch officers for the coming year.  There are volunteeers for most of the posts, but we still need a Branch Secretary and a Programme Secretary.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to know more:  neither post is onerous and both are of course essential.  After the short AGM, an informal Members' Evening will be a chance to talk about research results,  such as successes or challenges during the lockdowns, or perhaps to ask for advice.  As this will be on Zoom some extra coordination will be needed, and so if you have any topics to suggest, please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know soon so that our Programme Secretary John can confirm arrangments.  Early notice is specially important if you plan to use images.  This promises to be an enjoyable evening.

Tuesday 17th August - details to be confirmed.

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Recent meeting - Tuesday 15th June - Helen Baggott - "Posted in the Past".   Freelance editor and writer Helen revealed the true stories behind postcards sent more than a hundred years ago.  Using a genealogist's 'toolbox', she has uncovered a wealth of fascinating stories - including a young servant from Bath and the man who helped keep the doors to Great Ormond Street Hospital open for more than 30 years.

Recent meeting: Tuesday 18th May - Terry Bracher - "Wiltshire Black History".  Terry is well known to many local and family historians as the Heritage Services Manager at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham.  His talk  covered the history of the early Black presence in Wiltshire and the county’s interaction with Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, from Tudor times to WW2.

The Nursteed Centre - our usual meeting place

Swindon

Meetings: Nursteed Centre, Nursteed Road, Devizes SN10 3AH, (Click for map)  first and third Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm

Access: 800 yards along A342 towards Andover: signed on the right by the pedestrian crossing.
Contact: Branch Secretary Mrs Barbara Fuller01380 724379 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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