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November 2019

West Surrey Family History Society Fair

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road
Woking, GU22 9BA United Kingdom
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Dorset FHS will bring their stall.

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Computer Group – Using the Red Cross Site

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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We will attempt to access the Red Cross web site which holds information about prisoners of war and internees. If anyone wants to look first, https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/ is the First World War site and https://vad.redcross.org.uk has other UK relevant records. Please note this event was published with the incorrect date in the September Journal. It is 5th November - so we will go off with a bang.

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Coach Trip

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

From Bournemouth to the National Archives at Kew. Further details are available on the Booking Form. The last date for bookings is 1st November.

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Please note the A.G.M. has been moved to the 26th November

November 19 @ 7:00 pm

Due to various circumstances for this year the A.G.M. has been moved to Tues. 26th Nov so there is NO meeting tonight the 19th November thank you for your co-operation

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A.G.M. followed by “Lest We Forget – Wartime Ancestors Remembered”

November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Church – Large Hall, Darby's Lane, Oakdale
Poole, Dorset BH15 3EU United Kingdom
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    PLEASE NOTE THIS NEW DATE FOR THE A.G.M.    We propose to distribute cards at the October meeting, to ask members to fill out and bring to the A.G.M., with memories of a wartime ancestor. We are hoping that some of you will be willing to give a short speech (app 3 mins or so) regarding the family member, be they military or civilian, and their involvement in either of the World Wars. Linda Adams will also bring her…

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December 2019

Computer Group – Christmas Quiz

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Last year’s winner will provide a light-hearted quiz to see who can set next year’s! Please contribute a SMALL offering to the refreshments.

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“Mr. Selfridge – Fact and Fiction” – a talk by Steve Roberts

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Church – Large Hall, Darby's Lane, Oakdale
Poole, Dorset BH15 3EU United Kingdom
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We welcome back Steve Roberts. This time he tells the true story of retail entrepreneur Harry Selfridge, telling of his American background, his flagship store, his family, successes and failures. Steve also looks at the TV series and assesses what they got right and what they got wrong. How many of the characters were based on real people? Did Harry Selfridge really build homes fit for heroes at the end of WW1? Did he really have a fall when unveiling…

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January 2020

Computer Group – No meeting in January

7th January 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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