Livery Companies

Churchill Room, Wanstead Library Spratt Hall Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A talk by David Williams to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge Branch. There are 110 Livery Companies in the City. They combine tradition, education and charity work and have an important and experienced voice in the running of the business and commercial life of London. Some date back over 600 … Continue reading "Livery Companies"

Convict Transportation

Churchill Room, Wanstead Library Spratt Hall Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A talk by Ian Waller to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge branch Ian is a retired professional genealogist with considerable experience in English research. He currently serves as vice chairman and education officer of the Federation of Family History Societies. Branch meetings take place every month at Wanstead Library Doors … Continue reading "Convict Transportation"

East London Cockneys & Rhyming Slang

Churchill Room, Wanstead Library Spratt Hall Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A talk by Paul Robbins to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge Branch Life and events in East London over the last 300 years. The Speaker is a Cockney by birth and the talk describes how the East End evolved and grew massively during the 18th and 19th centuries.  Paul has … Continue reading "East London Cockneys & Rhyming Slang"

Rural Life in 18th & 19th Century England

Churchill Room, Wanstead Library Spratt Hall Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A talk by Michael Holland to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge branch Michael is a social historian with an interest in agricultural unrest in the 18th & 19th centuries and is currently researching the incidence of acquisitive subsistence crime in East Anglia and links to agricultural unrest. He has worked … Continue reading "Rural Life in 18th & 19th Century England"

Members Evening

Churchill Room, Wanstead Library Spratt Hall Road, London, England, United Kingdom

The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge branch Branch meetings take place every month at Wanstead Library Doors open at 7.00 pm Refreshments are available Visitors welcome … Continue reading "Members Evening"

A Schoolgirl’s War

Churchill Room, Wanstead Library Spratt Hall Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A talk by Mary Smith to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge branch Mary has spent her career in education, most recently as head teacher of a large secondary school. She has worked also as a freelance journalist, author, lecturer, presenter and trainer. The subject of this talk came about because … Continue reading "A Schoolgirl’s War"

The Thames: Folklore and Traditions

Churchill Room, Wanstead Library Spratt Hall Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A talk by Mark Lewis to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge branch Mark is a folklorist and has been an active member of the Folklore Society since 1987, speaking regularly at their conferences around the UK. He has a particular interest in unusual local customs and rituals. In 2013 he … Continue reading "The Thames: Folklore and Traditions"