|Boothferry Family and Local History Group|
In 1988, a small group of local residents joined together to form the Boothferry Family and Local History Group.
Their initial work was researching about families and documenting family trees, this was soon followed by an interest in local history.
Soon they were displaying their research and work at the 'Hobbies Exhibition' - at Goole Leisure Centre, a practice which they have carried on to this day.
Hobbies Exhibition Display at Goole Leisure Centre
At their regular meetings, which has changed venues over the years, they progressed to inviting guest speakers to talk on various subjects.
They have built up a large collection of photographs, documents and family tree information, which is available to view at the regular meetings.
A Bi-annual magazine, 'The Norseman' is published by the group, to update members on recent research, stories and upcoming events.
They occasionally arrange group outings to various locations in the local area to conduct research or visit places of special interest.
A day trip out for the group
Boothferry Family and Local History Group hold their meetings at the Courtyard on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, starting at 7.00PM
Annual membership is £10, also visitors are welcome to attend meetings, with a small charge of £2 per meeting. A raffle is usually held at the meetings.
Current membership stands at aound 80 people.
To get involved, please visit one of the meetings, a warm welcome awaits you.
You can contact the group by telephone :-
Chairman and events organiser - Mr Gilbert Tawn, Tel : 01405 762189
Diary of events for 2018
8th Jan. Dr.P Judkins - Tracing WW2 Military Relatives
22nd Jan. Mr G Ellin - From Goole shipyard to Hyundai in South Korea
12th Feb. Ms J Senior - Markenfield Hall and Family
26th Feb. Mrs S Butler - Howden Manor House and The Ashes
12th Mar. Mr and Mrs C. Richardson The Fate of the Eight (sequel to The Woman who didn't Exist)
26th Mar. Ms C. Terry A Life Treading the Boards
9th Apr. Mr D. Lewis An Edwardian Book of Kitchen Management
23rd Apr. Mrs J. Canning Humberhead Peatlands
14th May Mr C. Cade Just 3 Words : Home Guard
11th Jun. Treasure Hunt
25th Jun. Mrs A. Larkin Capt. Cook's Waistcoat
9th Jul. Mrs J. Stocks My Reel Days : Life as a Cinema Manager
23rd Jun. Mr G. Tawn The Empson Family : Part 2
13th Aug. Mr H. Tripp A Traveller's Tale (9)
Address for the Courtyard Goole is :-
Boothferry Road (opposite Morrisons supermarket)
East Riding of Yorkshire
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