Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month (except August) at Dyson Perrins C of E Academy in Malvern. The meetings usually consist of a main talk, either by a member or an invited speaker, plus the opportunity to talk to other people. The talks are always interesting and informative.
The doors open at 7.00pm and the meetings start at 7.30pm. before the formal start people can get refreshments, chat and browse the well-stocked library. At the Help Desk people can ask for advice on family history. We also have a recycle table where members pass on unwanted items for no charge.
Attendance is free for members. Non-members are always welcome but there is a small charge for them.
How to find the meeting room
Dyson Perrins School is situated in North Malvern at the junction of Yates Hay Road and Leigh Sinton Road. We meet in the drama room which is situated at the rear of the school. Leigh Sinton Road is the B4503 which runs between the A4103 Worcester to Hereford road and the A449 Worcester to Malvern road.
From the junction of Leigh Sinton Road and Yates Hay Road, turn down Yates Hay Road. Ignore the main school entrance and go down through the entrance at the right-hand end of the school. Carry on down here towards the artificial sports pitches. The drama room is in the building on the left just before the pitches. We put out signs at the front of the school and by the drama room entrance to help you find it.
There is ample parking space alongside of the main school buildings.
For those navigating by satnav the postcode is WR14 1WD. To see a Google map click on the ‘Dyson Perrins’ link in the calendar entry below or download the directions here.
Three of our own members will tell us how they have gone about their research and entertain us with their surprising discoveries about their ancestors.
1.Brian Symonds 320 years: The highlights in 20 minutes. In his talk Brian will justify the pronunciation of his surname and surprise us with his findings in graveyards.
2. Roger Morton Newspaper research. Roger will talk about his research in Northern newspapers to track his ancestors.
3. Gwenda Evans Allman Master Mariners. Gwenda will talk about her maternal Grandfather and Great Grandfather.
A portrait of Worcestershire through the words of local novelist and poet Francis Brett Young (1884-1954)who regarded the county of his birth as the most beautiful place on earth. An illustrated talk by Dr Michael Hall, who has extensively researched the author's life and works and is Chairman of the Francis Brett Young Society.
John Butterworth MBE, a newspaper editor, historian and author, tells us how the stagecoach transformed the Midlands and how it changed our economy in the late 18th and early 19th century. He also tells us about the famous drivers and the people who travelled with them.