Westbury

 

Westbury Branch Zoom meetings 

 The Westbury branch is holding another Zoom meeting on Thursday 22nd July at 7:30, when Steve Gill of www.photo-consult.co.uk who will be speaking on dating and analysing historic photographs

Please join us between 7.15 and 7.25pm on the 24th. (you may not be admitted if you try to be admitted before then).

Please contact the branch Chairman, Lynne Vercoe on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (by Tuesday 20th July) if you wish to attend the Zoom meeting.

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Recent meetings

On Thursday 24th June at 7:30 Helen Bagott, a freelance editor and writer shared her love of social history. Using genealogy resources she has researched hundreds of postcards sent during the early years of the 20th century. She has published her first collection of some of the true stories in "Posted in the Past".  Drawing on the research from her collection of more than 300 postcards, she shared some of the stories in an illustrated talk.

On Thursday 27th May at 7:30, Mr David R Cuffley, from Kent talked about "Brickmaking". The talk was originally presented to try to give family historians an idea of the work their brickmaker ancestors were doing and their working conditions. It’s has been extended to give local historians an idea of the work on the brick-field with some sources for further information. It covered the period from 1700s to WW1 with an emphasis on the 19th century, and how the workforce acts as teams, their wages and social conditions.

On Thursday 22nd April and 7.30pm, Mr Ashley Jones gave a zoom talk entitled, " There is more to your favourite toys than meets the eye ". During the talk, he talked about the story behind some of the popular toys and games  we all know. 
Ashley's talk followed Westbury Area's Annual General Meeting for members of the Westbury branch. 

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 Meetings: Methodist Church, Station Road, Westbury BA13 3HA, (Click for map) fourth Thursday each month 7.15pm

Contact - Mrs Lynne Vercoe 01373 823590

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