Norfolk Family
History Society

Diary of Events

Date Time Meeting Venue
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 19:00 Posted in the Past - by Helen Baggott. A soldier killed in the First World War, the man who helped keep the doors to Great Ormond Street Hospital open for more than 30 years, and a 10- year- old servant working for a laundress in 19th century Bath are all revealed by messages sent using the first real social media phenomenon of the 20th century. Drawing on the research from Helen’s collection of more than 300 postcards, she will share some of the stories in an illustrated talk. 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.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 19:00 Great War Widows and Emigration – by Andrea Hetherington. Telling the relatively unknown stories of the plucky women who made new lives overseas after the death of their husbands in the Great War. 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 6 months for members only.
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.

National Events