Tuesday 23 August 2011

Bexhill Event


There are only two events which I am aware of this coming weekend, but one of them is a fairly big one on the south coast...

The south-east of England - specifically Kent - is soon to see a rash of closures which will be of considerable interest to local and family historians.  A recent announcement made via the FFHS's mailing list ran something like this...

The Canterbury LDS Family History Centre will close at the end of August for 8 to 12 months to undergo refurbishment. The Gillingham centre will remain open, their hours are now 10am - 2pm.

Canterbury Cathedral Archives & Library will be closed to the public from 5th to 16th September 2011 inclusive. The closure is in order for them to undertake vital work on the collections. It will also close again on 31st  January 2012 for approximately 7 months to carry out essential repairs.

The Centre for Kentish Studies will be closed from 29th August to 3rd September inclusive to prepare collections for the move in 2012.

Working our way up the country, Essex researchers may be interested in recent developments on the FamilySearch website - nicely summarised by John Reid, here.

There's a treat coming up for Gloucestershire researchers, too, with a 'History and Heritage Week' looming in early September - full details available here.

ReadIreland has updated its book listings - click here, then opt for 'ReadIreland Book News'.

And for some news with a difference, check out this link for a Scottish/Irish-themed cruise around New Zealand and Australia.  Seems like there are still places left at discount prices.


I know this topic has come up before on this blog, but you just can't resist the subject matter.  It's London's Foundling Hospital, and another touching little article.  Thanks to Christine Woodcock for this one.

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