Sunday, 8 September 2013

Family history fair in Blackburn

From Steve Benson:

Next Saturday the North West Group of Family History Societies and Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary) are holding a Family History Fair at King George's Hall, Northgate, Blackburn, Lancs, BB2 1AA, from 10:00 until 16:00 hours.

Admission £3.00 Adults, Accompanied Children Free.

Over 60 exhibitors and six top quality speakers on a range of topics that will be of interest to all interested in Family History, Heraldry and Genealogy.

Further details at and

(With thanks to Steve)


My wife Claire is planning to swim from the Scottish island of Cumbrae to the town of Largs on September 14th to raise money for local charity Gillian's Saltire Appeal, providing respite for families affected by cancer (Claire's mum and sister in Ireland have previously come through cancer, whilst my mum, based in England, currently has bladder cancer). Her Just Giving sponsorship page, with further details, is at If you can help to sponsor her, even by a wee amount, we'd be very grateful - many thanks!

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