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Camberley Centre

Camberley Adult Education Centre, France Hill Drive, Camberley, GU15 3QB

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Co-ordinator: Valda Hudson

Third Wednesday of the month
Doors open at 7pm. Meeting starts at 7.45pm.


Wed21JanMonumental Inscriptions - Tracking them downTony Kelly
Sat21FebValiant VADs -The Red Cross ProjectVivienne Bennett
Wed18MarPost Office Archives - and WWI deliveriesLouise Taylor
Wed15AprSchool Days - Best years of their lives?Informal
Wed20MayMusical MemoriesAlan Grace
Wed17JunFashions & FoiblesJane Lewis

Forthcoming Meetings

January 21 2015

Tony Kelly - Monumental Inscriptions - Tracking them down
Tony Kelly, our Monumental Inscriptions Co-ordinator, will present the latest information on the WSFHS project, which is now on line. Discussion will include the best ways to transcribe, & what additional detail can be included on these inscriptions - useful for all, even if you don't believe your ancestors final resting place was in Surrey. There could be surprises in store.

February 21

Vivienne Bennett - Valiant VADs -The Red Cross Project
Saturday 21st February at 2:00 pm in the quad. Vivienne Bennett will speak on "Red Cross Records - Valiant VADs". A significant project is under way to transcribe details of women serving in this wartime capacity. Could your ancestor be one of the many wartime heroines? This will be a first time opportunity to learn about this little known source.

March 18

Louise Taylor - Post Office Archives - and WWI deliveries
March 18 at 7.30 pm. Louise Todd Will speak on "Post Office Archives". Vast numbers have been Post office employees, & they hold very extensive details - including the Post Office Directories, which are becoming increasingly rare if you wish to use the books rather than online. She will include background in the work of the Post Office at wartime - from home front to battlefield with a very swift service.

April 15

Informal - School Days - Best years of their lives?
An informal meeting around "School Days - Best years of their lives?" Education has been a compulsory part of our ancestors' lives for several generations. More records are becoming available On line, opening up personal aspects for the first time. Was your family directly involved in the profession? What photos, report cards, memorabilia do you have? Bring along a photo, perhaps your own school photo - if you dare!

May 20

Alan Grace - Musical Memories
Alan Grace will speak & entertain with "Musical Memories". Why not take a break from ancestral research & recall your own youth, & get down to recording it for prosperity. Alan will give us the surprising tales behind some of the best known music post war up to the 1970s. Why not bring a friend - essential FH research expertise is not required.

June 17

Jane Lewis - Fashions & Foibles
Jane Lewis of Surrey History Centre will return with a reprise of her hugely enjoyable talk from the 40th anniversary celebrations - "Fashion & Foibles". From the quaint to bizarre - was that what your ancestors really wore - or could that even be you? This will be a fun way to end our latest series of meetings, on a summer evening.

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