By Joshua Robinson –
The Huddersfield & District Family History Society is pleased to announce the return of their annual family and local history fair on Saturday 14 October. This is an interesting day for both family and local historians, with fascinating speakers and stands showcasing a wide range of exhibitors.
The fair’s speakers include David Hinchliffe speaking about ‘A Most Gross and Groundless Prosecution: the Denby Witchcraft Case of 1674’, Trevor Spencer showing a range of Huddersfield Archival Films, and Dr. David Allen presenting ‘Georgian Silver’.
This year the Society is showcasing the working documents of the late local historian, Dr George Redmonds. There will be large folders of the surname research he had undertaken as well as documents which he accumulated over the years to inform the books he produced on the subject.
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Depending on the surname, visitors may well be able to view a whole section of his research on their own name, particularly if it is a Yorkshire surname. Many of the books he wrote are now out of print, but the Society now holds the remainder of the stock he held at his home which will be available for sale at the fair.
Entry to the fair is £3.00, free to children under 16. There is ample free parking at Cathedral House.
For more information about the fair and the exhibits, please visit: https://hdfhs.org.uk/fair-exhibitors/
Huddersfield & District Family History Society:
The Huddersfield & District Family History Society was formed 36 years ago and is a charitable organisation run by volunteers. With well over 800 members, they are based at their research room in Meltham.
The Society exists to advance public education in family history and genealogy primarily within, but not exclusively, the area covered by Kirklees Metropolitan Council.
For more information about Huddersfield & District Family History Society, please visit: https://hdfhs.org.uk/