Layers of London Project

Valence House is supporting a fantastic new project called Layers of London.

The project aim is to capture people’s memories of specific areas, and allows members of the public to upload content (memories, photos etc) to an online map.

They are hosting a training day on Tuesday 18th July, from 11am - 1pm, where you can learn all about the project, see it in action and find out how you can get involved.

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East End Family History Day

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THLHLA Talk

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

Saturday 3rd September 2-3pm

Author Joyce Hampton will discuss her book 'Looking Back: a century of life in Bethnal Green', which is both a family memoir and an exploration of the area's fascinating history from 1862 to 1962.

The event is free and no booking required.

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

Film screening: Goodbye Longfellow Road
Saturday 17 September 2016, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
A free screening of rarely seen 'Goodbye Longfellow Road' (1977, 78 mins), a documentary originally broadcast on ITV, telling the story of the residents of a Stepney street. Declared a slum in the 1930s, earmarked for demolition in 1943 but still inhabited in the 1970s: what happened when the bulldozers finally moved in? No booking required.

History Hoppers
Wednesday 20 July 2016, 2.30-4.30pm

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
Come along to our monthly drop-in History Hoppers group, where participants will have the chance to explore a variety items from our archive collection relating to the history of the local area, including photographs, old newspapers, letters and diaries. Refreshments provided. Free, no booking required.

Upcoming History Hoppers dates:
Wednesday 17 August, 2.30-4.30pm
Wednesday 21 September, 2.30-4.30pm

Talk: Looking Back - A Century of Life in Bethnal Green
Saturday 3 September 2016, 2-3pm

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
Join author Joyce Hampton who will discuss her book 'Looking Back: a century of life in Bethnal Green', which is both a family memoir and an exploration of the area's fascinating history from 1862 to 1962. Free, no booking required.

Talk: The Irish East End
Saturday 1 October 2016, 2-3pm

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
Rescheduled from April: join Professor Bronwen Walter, Emerita Professor of Irish Diaspora Studies at Anglia Ruskin University, for this illustrated talk on the history of Irish people in London's East End, focusing on the mid-nineteenth century to the 1960s. Free, no booking required.

Suffolk Family History Society Fair

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The Suffolk Family History Society Fair and A.G.M.
10am to 4pm Saturday 24th September 2016


Suffolk University Campus
Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay
Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1QJ

FREE ADMISSION

FREE PARKING opposite the venue

For more information see: http://www.suffolkfhs.org.uk

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting of the East of London Family History Society

Date: Saturday 23rd January 2016

Time: 2.30pm (registration from 2.00pm)

Venue: The Museum of London, No. 1 Warehouse,
London E14 4AL

1. Apologies for Absence
2. Minutes of the Last Meeting and Matters Arising
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Election of Auditor
6. Election of Chairman
7. Election of Officers
8. Motions put before the AGM:

i) in accordance with paragraph 9.2 of the Society’s constitution it is proposed that the following subscription rates should apply:

New rates:
On-line £10
UK £15
Europe £20
Rest of the World £25

9. Any Other Business All

WDYTYA? 2014

The Society enjoyed a busy 3 days at the "Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014" event at Olympia on the 20th - 2nd February 2014.

Being the world's biggest family history show, "Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014" gathered together a huge variety of companies and services involved in family history under one roof.

The East of London Family History Society attracted a lot of interest:



From all the major online resource holders to libraries, museums and dozens of family history societies from across the UK, there was a vast array of exhibitors to provide advice and information.

AGM 2011

Stratford Old Town Hall

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The first talk of the day

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Inside Stratford Old Town Hall

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´┐╝Inside Stratford Old Town Hall

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The Society Book Stall

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The Chairman's Report

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An Honorary Life Membership presented to Jean Vagg

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Vera Bangs hands over to new General Secretary Janet Seward

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An Honorary Vice Presidency awarded to Vera Bangs

AGM 2010

Eastbury Comprehensive School, Hulse Avenue, Barking.

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The calm before the storm

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Volunteers ready to sell tickets

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Main entrance & reception

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The Society stand

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Exhibitor's stalls

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A busy day on the Society book stall

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Assembling for the AGM

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Chairman's Report

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Vera Bangs and Stephen Park presenting raffle prizes

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Another lucky raffle winner