Norfolk Family
History Society

Diary of Events

Date Time Meeting Venue
Thursday, September 29, 2022 19:00 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: First Woman Doctor – by Ian Porter. The story of three woman who it can be claimed were Britain’s first woman doctor: Elizabeth Blackwell, J Barry, and Elizabeth Garrett. The first two are covered briefly before most of the talk is about Elizabeth Garrett. Zoom will open to members approximately 5 minutes prior to the talk commencement time of 19.00 hours. This talk will be recorded and placed on the events page of our website for members only.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 19:00 Best Foot Forward- Shoemakers and cordwainers. by Ian Waller. Every community would have its shoemaker or cordwainer. They played an important role in the village. Mechanisation and mass production diminished their role significantly, but hand-made shoes are still available to this day. The talk examines what the cordwainer or shoemaker did, where the records are, and what happened when factories took over. Zoom will open to members approximately 5 minutes prior to the talk commencement time of 19.00 hours. This talk will be recorded and placed on the events page of our website for 2 months for members only.
Thursday, November 24, 2022 19:00 Nonconformity for family historians. by Alan Ruston. The various churches that have existed in Britain since the 17th century, what they were and are and the unique records they have left, very different from those of the Church of England. Zoom will open to members about 5 mins prior to talk-commencement time of 19.00hrs. This talk will be recorded and placed on the events page of our website for one week-for members only.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 19:00 Two Wars, Two Wives- the Stage is set. by Jackie Depelle. A case study including the First and Second World War years through research into the life and experiences of a British Civilian internee in Germany. From domestic service to civil service, stables to RHS gardens, good times and sad times, there are many unexpected connections in what was a far from ordinary life. Zoom will open to members about 5 mins prior to talk-commencement time of 19.00hrs. This talk will be recorded and placed on the events page of our website for 4 weeks- for members only.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 19:00 Exploring Your Ancestor’s Parish Church and Churchyard. by Celia Heritage. What to look out for and how it would have been when your ancestors were there. Covers church interior, gravestones, styles, symbolism, Reformation, and burial. Zoom will open to members about 5 mins prior to talk-commencement time of 19.00 hrs. This talk will be recorded and placed on the events page of our website for 2 months -for members only
Thursday, February 23, 2023 19:00 Tulips, Topiary, Tradescanth and Thyme: seventeenth century gardens By Janet Few. This talk is delivered by Mistress Agnes on one of her rare visits from the seventeenth century. She will describe gardening and the importance of gardens in their time, ranging from the country house gardens of Inigo Jones to the labourers’ cottage garden. Find out how vital gardens were to the household economy of our ancestors and how various plants could be used. What would be eaten? Which plants were used in the production of textiles? What form of pest control was used? Why do we plant bay trees outside our door? What plants have a household use? How can plants be used to cure illnesses? Mistress Agnes will answer all these questions and share her experience of the Stuart period. Zoom will open to members about 5 mins prior to talk-commencement time of 19.00 hrs. This talk will be recorded and placed on the events page of our website for 2 weeks -for members only

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