A Walk on the Wild Side

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

A talk by Jean Fullerton to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge branch As well as a published author Jean is an official speaker for the Essex, Hertfordshire and West Kent Women’s Institutes as well as the University of the Third Age (U3A). She has been the guest speaker at The … Continue reading "A Walk on the Wild Side"

Rural Life in 18th & 19th Century England

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

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"

Above & Below Ground: Exploring your Ancestors’ Pre-Reformation Church & Churchyard

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

A talk by Celia Heritage to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge branch Celia is a leading genealogy author, speaker and teacher who has regularly featured on television, radio and in print as she seeks to unravel the mysteries in even the most complex family trees’, including the internationally acclaimed BBC … Continue reading "Above & Below Ground: Exploring your Ancestors’ Pre-Reformation Church & Churchyard"

A Schoolgirl’s War

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

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

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"