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Somerset & Dorset
Family History Society


Below is a list of upcoming SDFHS events. The listing includes both online events and in-person events planned for 2022. At present there are doubts as to whether the latter will be able to go ahead as planned, so please check in advance with the organising Group.

The Dorset Drowners

Date: 19th June 2024
Time: 19:30
Location: The Bow Room of The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
Blackmore Vale Group

The Dorset Drowners

Speaker: Paul Cheetham

A ”Drowner” is an occupation that you may have found on a census form as an occupation of one of your ancestors. There were a lot of them in Dorset as they were necessary for the management of the water meadows and healthy crops and farm animals. Paul’s talk will particularly reference the local water meadows at Colber.

Son of a Spy

Date: 21st June 2024
Time: 14:30
Location: St. Aldhelm's Church Centre, DT3 5EW
South Dorset Group

‘Son of a Spy’ by Mike Randall (a postponed talk from Oct 20th 2023)

West Dorset group summer outing

Date: 25th June 2024
Time: 13:45
Location: Kingston Russell House
West Dorset Group

tour of Kingston Russell House, Long Bredy (free) with cream tea afterwards at The Club House, West Bexington (£6.50). Contact Sylvia Creed-Castle at [email protected] for further information.

The Gair Wilkinson family and art at Halsway Manor

Date: 26th June 2024
Time: 19:15
Location: Williton Pavillion, Williton, Somerset TA4 4PG
West Somerset Group

Speaker Christine Corkett
The Gair Wilkinson family and art at Halsway Manor

A Flock of Black Sheep

Date: 9th July 2024
Time: 19:00
Location: Society Research Centre
Yeovil Group

“A Flock of Black Sheep” with Sue Burne.

NOTE, this talk will start at 7 pm.