Open forum on occupations

A few short presentations from members, discussion and a display on the subject of occupations, both obscure and commonplace. What did your ancestors do for living?  Are there any occupational descriptions about which you’d like to know more?

Members and guests are invited to contribute, so bring your research findings, your queries and your thoughts on the what, where and how of what your ancestors did for a living.

Refreshments and good company. Non-members are invited to contribute £3 towards costs.

Date

08 Apr 2020

Time

19:30 - 21:30

Cost

free to members
Newbury Branch

Location

Newbury Branch
St Mary's Church Hall, Church Lane, Shaw, Berkshire, RG14 2DR
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Berkshire Family History Society works to meet the needs of those researching their ancestry across the UK and overseas – as well as those looking for former relatives in historic Berkshire.  You do not need to be a member to benefit.

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