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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Unless otherwise stated, our meetings are in the Church Hall of All Souls Church, Cheriton, Folkestone, CT19 4HA, on the first Thursday. Doors open at 7pm, the talk to commence at 7.30.

All members and visitors welcome. A minimum donation of £2 is requested from visitors.

Society members: if you are interested in taking part in a Zoom meeting please contact
webmaster@folkfhs.org.uk to receive a link (7.25 for 7.30 pm for a ZOOM meeting).

Due to Covid-19 All Souls Hall is temporarily closed and we do not know when we are
going to be able to use it again. Please keep checking the website for updates.
Many items are currently to To Be Annnounced or To Be Confirmed.

2021

January 7th

ZOOM Open Meeting – Have your family tree ready. We would like to be able to compare ways of presenting family trees.

February 4th

ZOOM The Fair Maid of Kent: Elizabeth BartonMelanie Gibson-Barton.

March 4th

ZOOM Beginners Evening: General information.

April 1st

ZOOM Identifying my grandparents Jeremy Wilkes.

May 6th

ZOOM Finding Family in India: There were three million Britons in India over a three-hundred year period – Elaine MacGregor.

June 3rd

ZOOM Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy: Issues discussed include exposing secrets and lies, and unexpected DNA results – Dr Penny Walters.

July 1st

TBC The New Kent Police Museum in FavershamPaul Upton

August 5th

TBC Folkestone Old Cemetery: visitJan Holben

September 2nd

TBC Sauntering through Kent – Malcolm Horton.

October 7th

TBC The Man Behind the Gown – Cyril Ward:
Headmaster of Harvey Grammar School 1952–67 – Roy Jones.

November 4th

AGM Followed by a member’s talk (Peter Bates).

December 2nd

Christmas Dinner – Followed by a Quiz

 

RECORD OFFICE VISITS AT KEW

Next visit: TBA
Booking a place on this visit can be done via this email: ian.wildcamper@gmail.com

Cost of next visit: TBA


Below are several ways to pay:

A. Internet Banking (Preferred)

Account No: 11688553. Sort Code: 40-21-15
Please email: David Wharton, Treasurer, with details of what the payment is for and your name:
Email: treasurer@folkfhs.org.uk

B. By Cheque

Payable to: ‘Folkestone And District Family History Society’
Send to: Mr David Wharton, Treasurer, Barbican House, St Stephens Way, Coolinge Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3RD

C. With Cash

Payable at our monthly meeting (first Thursday of each month) in the Church hall of All Souls Church, Cheriton

Not So Small Print:

Please note: The Society expects an upfront payment which is non-returnable. We endeavour to keep our costs to a minimum for the benefit of all who travel with us.

Details of trip:

7.30am departure (ETD) from the bus stop at the junction of Shorncliffe Road and Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone. The bus stop is opposite Kingsnorth Gardens and outside the former Wyevale Garden Centre. There is on-street free parking on Shorncliffe Road.
8.00am pick-up at Cineworld, Eureka Leisure Park Ashford.
ETA at Kew: 10.50am. / ETD from Kew at 4.30pm / ETA in Ashford 6.15pm & Folkestone 6.40pm.
Emergency Contact on the day: Ian Stone. Mobile 07593875132.


Departure map:


 

WALKS

Jenny Watson will arrange walks round Canterbury or London if we let her know where we would like to visit.

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