Monday, 22 April 2013

Huguenot Heritage Centre receives HLF support

From the Federation of Family History Societies (

We have been asked to circulate the following information by Tessa Towner, Secretary of KFHS.

The French Hospital has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a Huguenot Heritage Centre in Rochester. The project aims to tell the story of the Huguenots, a group of some 100,000 French Protestants who fled from religious persecution during the 16th and 17th centuries. The Centre will include resources for researching family history, as well as a programme of events and activities. For further information please visit the website

As supporters of local and family history, we would value your feedback on our ideas for the Huguenot Heritage Centre. Please complete our online questionnaire. It will take about 5 - 7 minutes and each participant has the opportunity to win a £50 shopping voucher. Thank you very much.

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(With thanks to Beryl Evans)


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  1. I was researching someone's ancestry when I discovered they were descended from Huguenot glassmakers who settled in Tyneside.
    I have been able to trace them back to the early 18th century and I am determined to trace them into the 17th century. I find it fascinating.
    I am happy to donate my research to your centre.
    Godfrey F Duffy