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August 2017

Milton Abbas A Guided Walk with Rob Curtis

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Milton Abbas, Nr Blandford Dorset DT11 0BZ + Google Map

milton abbas       Visit Milton Abbey and its surrounds with a visit to St. Catherine's chapel in the woods above, and then walk in to the Village and The Street with its famous cottages, finishing at the Church where tea, coffee and cake will be available (Coffee - £1.50 / Tea -  £1.00 / Various home-made cake - £1.00) Meet at Milton Abbey for a 2.00p.m. start TICKETS £6.00 each available at Tree Tops or the Monday meetings 12th…

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August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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September 2017

Poole: Signs, Symbols and History by Jenny Oliver

September 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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Which Poole building bears the mark of a murder? - How did men from the Iron Age cross the harbour? Jenny gives a personal selection of visual clues from Poole's past to answer these and other intriguing questions. Jenny became interested in local history when working in Poole Reference Library and wrote "The Book of Poole High Street" published in 2012. Currently she continues to delve into the 17th century history of the area.

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October 2017

“Death and Resurrection – The Body Snatchers” – by Alec Tritton

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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Students at Anatomical Schools required bodies for their medical studies. The only legitimate source was hanged felons, but these were not enough and so a trade began in body snatching, probably the most famous "snatchers" being Burke and Hare. Where did these bodies come from? How were they transported? What was the price for a body and where did they end up afterwards? A grisly business explained in the years before the advent of Civil registration. Alec Tritton has been…

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November 2017

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and QUIZ

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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DFHS Annual General Meeting followed by a light hearted QUIZ! A General Knowledge Quiz kindly organised by Monique and Nick featuring several rounds including Family History! Compete in teams for some interesting prizes!  Bring your "Thinking Caps"

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December 2017

30th ANNIVERSARY PARTY

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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Come along to an evening of celebration of DFHS's 30th ANNIVERSARY!! FULL DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED  SOON

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March 2018

Dorset Family History Society’s 30th Anniversary Family History Day

24th March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane
Poole, Dorset BH17 7EP United Kingdom
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We are once again hosting a Family History Day, this time to mark the 30th anniversary of the Society. We are very pleased to announce that Nick Barratt will be joining us again to give a talk, or maybe two. Nick is the current editor in chief of Your Family History Magazine but is more commonly known by his association with the 'Who Do You Think You Are' TV  programs. So, put a reminder in your diaries for next year,…

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