Fareham HGS Family History Group meet monthly for Talks and Visits to Inspire and Help you with your Research
Welcome to the Fareham Group page. This friendly and welcoming group generally meets on the FOURTH Thursday of each month at Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut, Fareham. Doors open at 7:15 pm and the meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Fareham is a market town in the south east of Hampshire, between the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth. Members join us from Fareham and the surrounding area and we are always pleased to welcome visitors and new members.
Why Join Fareham Group?
Joining your local group provides an opportunity to meet other people who have the same enthusiasm for family history and to share skills and expertise. It’s also an opportunity to help others to break down ‘brick walls’ in their research and have some help with your own. The talks, workshops, and social events also provide a great opportunity to extend knowledge and have fun!
The Group meetings are either a talk from a speaker on a family history related subject, or a Members’ Evening, usually arranged around members interests or a request for a particular topic. The meeting is preceded by tea/coffee and biscuits, which gives everyone the opportunity to socialise, meet, and chat with the speaker.
HGS Fareham Group Events & Meetings
- November 22, 2018, 7:15 pm: Marmalade, Spuds & A Bag of Gold: Gift Giving in Tudor Southampton - Cheryl Butler
There were 12 days of festivities for a Tudor Christmas but no presents till 12th night – and some not till April. Gift giving was designed to gain favours, so local nobles could find wine, oranges and potatoes among their presents.
The talk will be followed by an American Supper.
- December 27, 2018, 7:15 pm: ** No meeting in December - Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!
- January 24, 2019, 7:15 pm: “Oooh, the joy of an old newspaper!” - Jane Painter & Chris Pavey
We will have the original Hampshire Observer newspapers from 1918, plus a few other war years. See how the conflicts were being reported, and how life 'carried on'.
There will be an opportunity to capture information from the papers which we could then make available to others - or just have fun browsing and looking at the old adverts!
- February 28, 2019, 7:15 pm: Winchester: Bishops, buildings and bones Part 2 - Andrew Negus
The second in a 4-part series of talks on Winchester covering the period 1100 - 1600.
- March 28, 2019, 7:15 pm: Paupers, Peasant & Proletariats – Elaine Boyes plus HGS Bookstall
A comparative study of Winchester's rural parishes 1825-1830.
The group organiser is Jane Painter. She can be contacted using the form on this page.
Find Us Here:
Wallington Village Hall
Hants PO16 8ST
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