What’s On at Midland Ancestors –
A Yeoman Trooper with Lawrence of Arabia by Janet Byard-Jones Trooper Thorne, of the Warwickshire Yeomanry, was involved in the Gallipoli campaign in November/December 1915, when he set sail for Egypt. He became batman to Captain George Lloyd in January 1916 and spent the rest of the war in this position. Captain Lloyd was reporting […]
Louis Etienne Goulé, Part Two with Wendy Larmour Following on from her talk of September 2018, Wendy will tell us part two of the enthralling story of Louis Etienne Goulé and a Threadbare Wellington Quilt. We are moved to consider whether his son was mad, bad, or insane. Wendy says that this is just one of […]
Grow your family tree with Midland Ancestors The Stourbridge Group throw their doors open to the local community and invite them to come along to St. Peters Church Hall in Pedmore and see who we are. Grow your family tree with our expert advice and free access to the groups family history resources. Learn how to […]
Going Out and Coming Home A presentation by Professor Mike Haynes. Professor Haynes will look at how much we know about distances to work and going on day trips and how people travelled. Mike says about his presentation - "It will be fun !"
Stories from The Hive Paul Hudson with Stories from the Collection at The Hive
Group Visit This year we will be visiting St Mary’s Church, Kingswinford for a guided tour by Margaret Penn. St Mary’s Church Kingswinford has been in existence since 12th Century and probably longer. Note an earlier start than when we gather at our usual meeting rooms. Cost £4, advance booking essential.
Herbert Austin and Longbridge by Max Hunt Max’s talk will give an enthralling insight into the Motoring Mastermind of Lord Austin. He will tell us of Herbert Austin’s beginnings on a family farm, the development of sheep shearing equipment, the early development of his cars, the progress of the Longbridge Factory and the enormous contribution […]
Group Forum Members open evening for discussion and help with your research. Bring your tablet or laptop along if desired.
The Bostin Tay Party. Members are asked to bring along their memories and photographs of past family parties or celebrations and do a short presentation. Please bring along a small plate of party food to share. Tea, coffee, mulled wine provided