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
Treasurer and editor of The 'The Norseman' - Mr Harvey Tripp, Tel : 01405 761790 email : email@example.com
Address for the Courtyard Goole is :-
Boothferry Road (opposite Morrisons supermarket)
East Riding of Yorkshire
Diary of events for 2022
12th Sep. Boothferry family and local history society @ The Courtyard - A.G.M. + Talk from Mr M. Slater - A Journey along the Pocklington Canal - History, Restoration and Wildlife.
10th Oct. Boothferry family and local history society @ The Courtyard - Talk by Dr A. Ombler Goole Docks – Life on the Waterfront.
14th Nov. Boothferry family and local history society @ The Courtyard - Talk by Mr S. Clarke Agricultural Labourers.
12th Dec. Boothferry family and local history society - Christmas Party @ The Courtyard
9th Jan. Boothferry family and local history society @ The Courtyard - Talk by Mr J. Ray Boys, Bikes, Bombs and Beds. A Schoolboy's Wartime Experiences.
13th Feb. Boothferry family and local history society @ The Courtyard - Talk by Mr E. Jackson Wonderful Things – The Treasures of Tutankhamun.