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May 2017

Tiles and Terracotta in Bournemouth

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Lansdowne Bournemouth bournemouth, United Kingdom + Google Map

GUIDED WALK Tuesday 23rd May - 6 p.m. start    (app. 2 hours) (regretfully numbers will be limited) “Tiles and Terracotta in Bournemouth” By Jo Amey “The Tile Lady” A guided walk looking at the wide variety of tiles and other ceramics, “hidden away” on Bournemouth’s buildings. From the Victorian era onwards they were decorated with products from both local manufacturers such as Carters’ but also include William Morris, Wedgewood and Royal Doulton. Jo studied ceramics and environmental design at Bournemouth’s…

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June 2017

Pre 1837 Websites

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£2

Sheila Tanner will lead the meeting looking at sites which will assist your pre 1837 research. If you have any recommendations, bring them along, or e-mail to education@dorsetfhs.org.uk so Sheila can have an advance view.

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Seafaring Ancestors on Camera by Simon Wills

June 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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Photographs of your seafaring ancestors may tell you more about their lives than you realise, and Simon's helpful and practical guide shows you how to interpret evidence caught on camera. Maritime roles have been so vital to Britain they are among the commonest professions depicted in photographs. Whether your ancestor served in the Merchant Navy or the Royal Navy or other seagoing roles such as fisherman, lifeboatman, or even a ship's passenger, Simon can guide you to spot photographic clues…

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Dorchester A Guided Walk with Rob Curtis

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorchester United Kingdom + Google Map

rob curtis dorchester          A Walk around Dorchester's historic town centre, discovering its ancient and interesting past, with Rob Curtis a regular speaker and Blue Badge Guide. Meet at the Hardy Statue at the Top of Town (large car park close by) TICKETS £6 each  available at Tree Tops or Monday meeting on 12th June or contact Sue/Pete Redfearn 01202 950344   (peter.redfearn@tesco.net)

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July 2017

Celia’s Websites

July 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£2

Celia Williams will share another collection of helpful websites.

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Curious and Surprising Dorset by Roger Guttridge

July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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Roger returns with stories from his latest book of 35 tales from across the countythat have captured his imagination across the years. The country clergyman who eloped with a parishioner’s wife! The spinster who kept her companion’s body for three years without reporting her death! and the mysterious Bettiscombe Skull which has sat in a Dorset manor house for 250years, and must never be removed on pain of death! Roger has lived in Dorset since he was a boy and…

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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

Spreadsheets and Family History

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Philip Newton-Webb returns to offer more ways to use spreadsheets to work with your Family History data.

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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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