NEWS & WHAT'S ON

Update 16 Sep 2017

 

New Publication

 

"Called to Arms 1803-12 in the Staffordshire- Cheshire border region: Volunteer Infantry Corps for home defence under threat of a Napoleonic invasion"

by

Paul Anderton

Launched at Newcastle Museum on 30 th April and published by Audley and District Family History Society .

 

The book makes available to family and local historians information otherwise only found in The National Archives. It contains names of hundreds of men who in 1803-4 joined home defence units in such places as Leek, Nantwich, Newcastle, Audley and Betley, Kidsgrove, Etruria, and Sandbach. They drilled and exercised weekly and went on annual camps, all in the expectation that they might be need to repel French armies headed by Napoleon Buonaparte. The history of each corps is explained and the circumstances in which each was formed are described. 

 

It may be purchased using Paypal on the Publications page or directly from Mark Casewell (see Publications page)

 

Price £5.50 members, £6.00 non-members + £1.60 UK pp and Paypal 0.50p surcharge (if applicable)

 

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Border History Fair

 

Betley Village Hall

 

on Saturday 14th October, 2017

10am - 3pm

 

Admission free

 

The annual Border History Fair is this year hosted by the Betley Local History Society (http://blhs.co.uk/ )

 

 

Provisional Programme

10.00 The Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme opens the Fair

10.30 Talk, "Grand Duke at Keele" by David and Anne Becket

11.30 Introduction to the buildings of Betley

Video of Betley

14.00 Local Interest talk. Subject to be announced

15.00 Fair closes

 

PRESS RELEASE (13 Sep 2017)

The 16th Border History Fair will take place at Betley Village Hall on Saturday October 14th from 10 am to 3 pm, run in conjunction with the Betley Local History Society.

Border History is a grouping of nine Local and Family History Societies in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

Exhibitors at the fair will display various items associated with Local History, outline some current projects and give advice on Family and Local History.

There will be an opportunity to receive an introduction into researching Family History from members with experience in that area.

Also exhibiting will be the Musketeers, experts on the Civil War, who will display Civil War Artifacts and will be able to answer questions on the Civil War. The Musketeers will be appropriately dressed.

 

There will be the following talks:

A Grand Duke at Keele (Grand Duke Michael of Russia) Knights Templar in North Staffordshire

An introduction to a walk round Betley.

 

Border History is the collective Name for the following Societies: Family History Society of Cheshire- Alsager and Congleton groups; Audley & Dist. Family History Society, Betley Local History Society, Biddulph & District Genealogy & Historical Society, Congleton History Society, Leek & Dist. Historical Society, North Staffs Historians Guild, Staffs Parish Register Society 

 

 

 

 

Book Launch at our 30th Anniversary Event

 

"Never to Return"

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3rd edition, edited by Ian Bailey and Christine Huxley

 

available from Mark Casewell and by Paypal from the Publications page of the website

 

£7 members, £7.50 non members (+ postage)

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Audley Historian 22

 

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The latest volume of the Society's journal Audley Historian is sold out but is available as a download.

 

Contents:

Some Alsager Footpaths, Jim Sutton

Beyond the Prescription Book, Julie Bagnall

William Kent’s War, Christine Montagu

Growing up on an Alsager Farm: The Recollections of Annie Morris (1912-1997)

The Theatre Groups of Audley Village Part 2: From Cinema to Theatre Clive Millington

Family History, Local History and World History, Stewart Baker

Grandfather Jones: Hero and Villain? John Baddeley

Memories of Potato Picking, The Wood Lane Facebook Group

Additions and Corrections

Index 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Audley FHS Publication

 

"Halmer End: A Brief Account of Village Life in the 1920s and 1930s" by Nofara.  

 

 

The memories of a person raised in Halmerend.  

 

It costs £4.50 to members and £5.00 to non-members.

 

Launched at Halmerend Chapel on 9th Jan.

 

 

 

 

AUDLEY HISTORIAN 13

AH13 may be downloaded free of charge by members in Members Area

 

Facebook Group

 

The Audley and District Family History Society now has a Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/audleyfhs/ . If you wish to join, click the "Join Group" button (open to everybody -no need to be a member of Audley FHS) We now have over 250 members. There are plenty of items of interest on family and local history, so why not give it a try?

 

Robert Mayer has been running a "Wood Lane" group for some time.To join go to the "Wood Lane, Audley, Staffordshire - Historical Research" page on Facebook.  

 

 

Research Sessions

 

Research sessions are held on the first Wednesday of every month in the Church Hall 2-4pm.  Next: Wednesday 4th October, 2017

 

Changes to the Website

 

There are a few changes to the website, mainly to the navigation bar titles: a new category, "Coal Mining" , contains the Minnie Pit appeal, formerly in "Minnie Pit", and Stewart Baker's memorial photographs, which were under the now removed "Memorials". Another new category, "World Wars" contains the list of Audley "fallen" commemorated on the Audley cenotaph previously in "Memorials" and new photographs by Clive Millington of the Audley Cenotaph, Halmerend Cenotaph,2014 Remembrance Sunday service at the cenotaph and the Audley Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School Memorial.

The Minnie Disaster Appeal has been updated.

 

The list of the fallen in both World Wars has been updated. It now shows if the Society holds a photograph of the person.

Update to the update: Audley soldiers by regiment and battle. Clive Millington has already improved the list mentioned above and done an exercise you might like to try. He put the dates into a format which is now more easily sorted into date order. This enables the dates to be checked for any soldiers who died on the same day, but just as important is the effect the sorting has on the regiments. If you sort the list by order of date of death you will see that a number of soldiers died on the same dates in WW1 but NONE in WW2. You will also see the groups of soldiers who were in the same regiments during a particular battle or offensive. Note, for example, the 3 RE tunnelling company soldiers who died in March 1916 and the 7 soldiers who died on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. There's certainly scope for further study. 

16 Nov 2014

 

The Members Interest Database is now active in the Members Area

23 Dec 2014

 

Old Audley has been updated.

The articles describing the changes in Audley have been updated. (Nov 2016)

The articles describing the changes in Wood Lane have been updated (April 2015- Apr 2017)

The Changing Face of High Street, Wood Lane has been added (13 May 2015)

 

Two sections have been added to World Wars: R.J.Mitchell and Air-raid Shelters

Nov 2015

 

Members Interests Database

MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY CAN SUBMIT THEIR RESEARCH INTERESTS (EITHER SURNAMES OR RESEARCH TOPICS) TO THIS DATABASE.

CHECK IT OUT TO SEE IF ANYONE ELSE IS RESEARCHING THE SAME SUBJECTS AS YOU IN THE SAME PLACES.

 

Go to Members Area

 

 

Publications Payment by PayPal

Publications can now be purchased by PayPal. You don't need to have a Paypal account to use debit or credit cards.

 

Online Membership Payment

Online membership can now be done over the internet using your debit card, credit card or by PayPal account. You don't need to have a Paypal account to use cards. Click on the Joining Us button to the left.

 

North Staffordshire Historians

 

The December 2016 newsletter may be downloaded here

 

 

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