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Tales of Local Railways

We were in for a treat as we assembled for two railway themed talks in the Raleigh Hall in Sherborne last Saturday This was the first time our talks were held in this hall and while we clearly regret leaving our Family History Centre in Sherborne, it was good that this, new to us, ground floor venue turned out to be so very convenient and pleasant With the emphasis on local history, the talks attracted many other people as well as members and we would all discover that underpinning these...

The Greenwood Tree – December 2017

The December issue of The Greenwood Tree, my last as editor, will be reaching you in early December and the PDF (in full colour) can now be downloaded from the Members' Area of our website In the September issue you were introduced to our new editor, Paul Radford (for contact details, see below), and I have been working with Paul on the production of this December edition We have visited our printers, Aurora Print and Design in Wincanton, and Paul is now pretty familiar with how I have done...

Farewell to Eileen Holloway (1930-2017)

Eileen has been a regular volunteer at our Family History Centre for some considerable time An experienced family historian she had fascinating stories to tell about her ancestor at the Crimea and another on the Oregon Trail She did things 'by the old school' methods and laughed at the mention of the word 'computer' It would have amused her greatly, had she known, that she would be the subject of a 'blog' It is hard to talk of Eileen in the past tense as she was so much a part of the...

Member and Guest Blogs Welcome

We welcome guest and member blog posts on any topic with a family history connection and invite you to send your contributions, which should include photo/photos, to the editor Barbara Elsmore