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June 2020

Janet Few talking on Agricultural Labourers

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
On-Line Virtual Meeting

We will be hoping to run an on-line talk by Janet. Please see website/newsletter for details of how to sign up We would ask any of you if you could make any donation towards the cost through the  website As this is a trial talk we can only accept members to join (sign in from 7.15)     Every family has them, ancestors who worked on the land. How can we find out more about them, the farms where they…

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July 2020

Computer Group – How the Society Journal is produced

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Angie Parker-Harris will demonstrate the production of the Society Journal with emphasis on the technology.

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“Dirty Deeds” – a talk by Louise Haywood

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Church – Large Hall, Darby's Lane, Oakdale
Poole, Dorset BH15 3EU United Kingdom
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     POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE We will be watching developments and rearrange if necessary -  TBA In 2018 Louise published a book working for the Corfe Castle Charities. Following on from the research she did, Louise tells us what research she did, what documents she used and how she found them. The talk will hopefully help those of you that wish to discover details about a family home, or land, and the sort of stories that can emerge. In…

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August 2020

Computer Group – DNA Further Investigations

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Our October meeting proved very interesting, but some members were away, and others have more to contribute. Hopefully Linda Adams and Ann Bush will be able to join us to share their expertise again.

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NO MEETING IN AUGUST

August 18
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September 2020

Computer Group – Facebook for Family History

September 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Many members have mentioned finding assistance (and sometimes “new” cousins) on Facebook. This is your opportunity to bring examples of the benefits and show the rest of us how to do it. If you don’t usually come to Computer Group, but have something to contribute to this topic, drop me an e-mail at liaison@dorsetfhs.org.uk and we can slot you in. It will still be light evenings in September, so there’s no excuse.

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“The History of Poole High Street” – a talk by Jenny Oliver

September 15 @ 7:00 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 will be watching current developments and advise of any change   This is the story of Poole High Street, which has a long and sometimes surprising history, going back to medieval times. Its buildings have housed poets, pirates, shopkeepers, slave traders, rich merchants, Mayors and poor seamen. It has witnessed celebrations, tragedies, Royal visits, fire, flood and murder! Through its many changes, Jenny guides us along its historic path. Some of you will know Jenny as Reference Librarian at…

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October 2020

“Lawrence – Before and After Arabia” – a talk by Colin Van Geffen

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Church – Large Hall, Darby's Lane, Oakdale
Poole, Dorset BH15 3EU United Kingdom
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The legend of Lawrence of Arabia is well documented in books and films, but what of his life before and after the Desert war? With strong associations to Dorset, he was described as one of the most influential Englishmen of the 20th century - but he wasn't English! There are many myths, but the truth is far more fascinating, a man of many lives------ Colin is a well-known, established artist from the New Forest, and since his first competition success…

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November 2020

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Church – Large Hall, Darby's Lane, Oakdale
Poole, Dorset BH15 3EU United Kingdom
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December 2020

“A Duffer’s Guide to History” – a talk by Steve Roberts

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Church – Large Hall, Darby's Lane, Oakdale
Poole, Dorset BH15 3EU United Kingdom
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Steve will give us a whistle-stop tour of British (and a bit of World) history from the Stone Age to the Cold War. It's going to be a bit of '1066 and all that' with some humour along the way, covering the key moments in our history, in chronological order, so you can see where we're going. Lots of questions posed (and hopefully answered) as we go - was there really a King Arthur? Why was Alfred the Great, and…

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