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MNFHS meetings

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (except December) in the church hall behind Trinity Methodist Church, Theatre Street, Dereham NR19 2EP, at 7.30pm. New members and visitors are always welcome. Please see the Program page for further details, or the News page for the latest updates.

January 2022 – A Mobile Museum – Glynn Burrows

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
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A Mobile Museum

by

Glynn Burrows

Wednesday 19th November
7.30 pm

This meeting will
now be via Zoom
For the link, please e-mail;

chairman -at- mnfhs.org

Looking at and identifying artifacts,
with our new Chairman Glynn Burrows

START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

ENTRANCE £3 to non-members

YOU WILL BE MADE VERY WELCOME

Visit hwww.mnfhs.org/program/
or simply search “Mid Norfolk FHS” for more information.

November 2021 – A Spinster’s Tale – Susan Cranmer

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
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A Spinster’s Tale

by

Susan Cranmer

Wednesday 17th November
7.30 pm

Trinity Methodist Church Hall
Theatre Street
DEREHAM
NR19 2EP

After Susan’s presentation we
plan to have refreshments
of a seasonal variety.

START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

ENTRANCE £3 to non-members – TEA or COFFEE INCLUDED

YOU WILL BE MADE VERY WELCOME

Visit hwww.mnfhs.org/program/
or simply search “Mid Norfolk FHS” for more information.

October 2021 – Maps Online – by Peter Christian

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
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Maps Online

by

Peter Christian

Wednesday 20th October
7.30 pm

Trinity Methodist Church Hall
Theatre Street
DEREHAM
NR19 2EP

followed by a brief
Extraordinary Meeting
with a single item on the agenda;
“Election of a New committee”.

START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

ENTRANCE £3 to non-members – TEA or COFFEE INCLUDED

YOU WILL BE MADE VERY WELCOME

Visit hwww.mnfhs.org/program/
or simply search “Mid Norfolk FHS” for more information.

April 2021 – Where there is a Will – by Ian Waller

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
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Where there is a

Will

by

Ian Waller

Wednesday 21st April
7.30 pm

On-line via Zoom

Ian Waller will talk about wills, ‘Where there is a will’.
A link will be forwarded to you nearer the date.
If you are considering joining this meeting please e-mail;

philip.shakespeare132@btinternet.com

START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

Visit hwww.mnfhs.org/program/
or simply search “Mid Norfolk FHS” for more information.

Provisional programme for MNFHS meetings in 2021

There is now a provisional programme for MNFHS meetings in the coming year, which will depend on the outcome of Covid 19 during 2021.

This year we have arranged for a professional speaker on alternate months with an ‘in-house’ activity on the other months.

Please see the Program page for details.

Gressenhall Museum are looking for Family History Volunteers

The following comes from the Family History Federation‘s May 2020 newsletter, which we’re sharing here due to the local interest.

Gressenhall Museum are looking for Family History Volunteers

More Than Oliver Twist Family History Volunteers

Volunteers needed! We would love to hear from you if you would be interested in researching the lives of people who lived here in the workhouse at Gressenhall; this is part of the More Than Oliver Twist project! This role requires candidates to have access to family history research databases from home and the relevant skills to carry out this research. Please get in touch via: gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk  quoting MTOT Family History Volunteer.

Workhouse Archive Volunteers

Volunteers needed! We would like to hear from you if you are interested in history and learning more about the union workhouse system. Volunteers are required to help catalogue workhouse archives. This role requires online access, an ability to read curly old writing and to use image and word processing packages. To find out more please contact: gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk quoting Workhouse Archive Volunteer.

Gressenhall Museum are currently experiencing high levels of demand for these volunteering opportunities. In order to support all of our volunteers effectively and fairly, we may need to limit the total number of volunteers we can work with.

March 2020 meeting update – re. Corona virus (Covid-19)

Meetings CANCELLED

The MNFHS meeting; “Victorian Newspapers” on Wed 18th March, is now CANCELLED.

In view of the worsening coronavirus situation (real or imaginary), in consultation with the speaker (who travels from Essex and is also of the “at risk” age) we have reluctantly concluded it will be prudent to cancel Wednesday’s MNFHS meeting.

In light of Government advice we are cancelling all following meetings until further notice (subject to ongoing review of the situation).

Please check our website at www.mnfhs.org for future updates.

Tom Garland

Visit www.mnfhs.org/news/
or simply search “Mid Norfolk FHS” for more information.

March 2020 – Victorian Newspapers – by Peter Layzell

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
INVITE YOU TO AN OPEN MEETING ENTITLED

Victorian

Newspapers

by

Peter Layzell

Wednesday 18th March
7.30 pm

Trinity Methodist Church Hall
Theatre Street
DEREHAM
NR19 2EP

Peter will look at a snapshot of
Rural Life 100 years ago, from melodrama
to mundane, viewed through the
eyes of the local press.

START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

ENTRANCE £3 to non-members – TEA or COFFEE INCLUDED

YOU WILL BE MADE VERY WELCOME

Visit hwww.mnfhs.org/program/
or simply search “Mid Norfolk FHS” for more information.

February 2020 – Norfolk Regiment in WW1 – by Neil Storey

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
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Norfolk Regiment

in World War One

by

Neil Storey

Wednesday 19th February
7.30 pm

Trinity Methodist Church Hall
Theatre Street
DEREHAM
NR19 2EP

Neil returns to look at our boys record
in WW1.
He will be looking for Dereham
connections as well.

START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

ENTRANCE £3 to non-members – TEA or COFFEE INCLUDED

YOU WILL BE MADE VERY WELCOME

Visit https://midnorfolkfhs.wordpress.com/program/
or simply search “Mid Norfolk FHS” for more information.

January 2020 – Little Known Treasures of Norfolk Churches – by John Vigar

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
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Little Known Treasures

of Norfolk Churches

by

John Vigar

Wednesday 15th January
7.30 pm

Trinity Methodist Church Hall
Theatre Street
DEREHAM
NR19 2EP

John is looking at some of the fine medieval churches that
we have in Norfolk that show the wealth of the time that they
were built. He has visited every medieval church in Norfolk.
He will be able to give us new insight from his experience.

START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

ENTRANCE £3 to non-members – TEA or COFFEE INCLUDED

YOU WILL BE MADE VERY WELCOME

Visit https://midnorfolkfhs.wordpress.com/program/
or simply search “Mid Norfolk FHS” for more information.

Download the January 2020 – MNFHS poster here;

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