Hampshire Genealogical Society

* ARCHIVE * Heritage Open Day on 17th September

Heritage Open Day

HGS had a very successful day at the Heritage Open Day at Hampshire Record Office on 17th September.

There was a steady stream of visitors to the Record Office, from all over Hampshire and further afield, and our team of volunteers managed to speak to most of them. One gentleman from Derbyshire arrived with a small card advertising his Great Grandmother’s Silk Mercers business in Winchester and went away having found the name of the street where the shop was in 1880.

We made some sales from our bookstall and signed up a new member. We also enjoyed looking at the displays put out by the record office, which were as varied as a letter written by Florence Nightingale when she was a child , a display of early cine cameras and an interactive display of the equipment that conservators use to identify objects.

Sue Stannard

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