Computer Group – Photo Resources

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John Waters will reprise a talk he last gave in 2017 at Treetops on Photo Resources. It will include a demonstration using IrfanView of how he has previously taken several photos of an ancient document in order to attempt to transcribe it. This will be particularly relevant in view of the Palaeography Workshop which will […]

LAWRENCE – BEFORE AND AFTER ARABIA – a talk by COLIN VAN GEFFEN

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PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL NOW BE A "ZOOM" MEETING 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 a strong association to Dorset, he was described as one of the most influential Englishmen of the 20th century - but […]

Computer Group – Palaeography Workshop

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Reading Old Documents Many documents used by family historians from census returns to medieval manuscripts can be difficult to read. This talk provides pointers to help you interpret what you are looking at and how to decipher the various handwriting styles in use over the ages. This will be a practical hands on workshop working […]

Computer Group – Christmas Quiz

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Our Annual Christmas Quiz will be set by Graham Searle who won last year, and will again be shared by Zoom. I know many of you look forward to the refreshments on these occasions - if you want a surprise, ask a member of your family or a friend to provide them for you.   […]