current news

Druce Farm

The visit planned for 27th August has been postponed due to the conditions following recent heavy rain.

A new date has been arranged, Tuesday 15th September at 2.00 pm. Please be at the car park by 1.30 pm ready for the walk to the site.

Please contact Linda Adams on 07787 171278 for further details.

Family Tree Maker 2014

June Taylor has demonstrated Family Tree Maker to the Computer Group on several occasions. However some members have expressed a wish to attend but do not like evening meetings. June has kindly agreed to run another session 2pm to 4pm on Thursday 17th September 2015. She will give a brief outline of how to use FTM and then try to answer questions. The charge will be the usual Computer Group charge of £2 per member to include a cup of tea or coffee.

Please note that as this is a daytime meeting there will be no parking at Stanley House and it will be necessary to park in Stanley Green Road. If disabled access is required please ring Treetops during opening hours to arrange this.

Parish Chest

The owners of this online shop, from which the Society has sold many items over the years, have decided to retire and the shop closed its doors to customers on Monday 10th August 2015.

Whilst all efforts have been made to remove links and references from this website, it is possible that reference will remain in Society documentation until such time as re-printing is required.

We have recently learnt that the business has been sold and it may be that Parish Chest will return to this website.

Our online shop at GenFair is unaffected by this event.


We have vacancies for a number of important roles in the Society.

Chairman - David Gynes is definitely stepping down at the AGM in November. It would need to be someone who lives within traveling distance of Treetops to attend committee meetings, but doesn't have to be male.

Fairs organiser - Ann Capon is going to give up this post (not sales) after our Family History Day (12th March 2016). However, she would like someone to shadow her for a while with a view to taking on the post, with help & guidance from her if needed, from anytime soon. Further details of what is involved will appear in the next Journal.

Education Officer - Educating people, whether members or not, is one of the charitable purposes of the Society so it's important, if the Society is to retain its charitable status, that we have someone to organise education courses.

Journal Editorial Team - At least one additional person is required to support the work of producing the quarterly Journal. With modern technology this does not need to be confined to the area around Treetops.

Computer Group Coordinator - To arrange subjects and speakers at the monthly Computer Group meetings.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these roles, please Contact us (during normal office hours) or by email.