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 :

Address for the Courtyard Goole is :-

Boothferry Road (opposite Morrisons supermarket)
East Riding of Yorkshire
DN14 6AE

Diary of events for 2019 / 2020

9th Sep. AGM + Mr T. Drake - Canadian Adventure.

23rd Sep. Mr A. Gray - Why Did They All Come From Here? (Pilgrim Fathers)

14th Oct. Mr J. Lee -  The Medieval Clothier.

28th Oct. Mrs R. Dickinson - Whitgift W. W. 1 Memorial.

11th Nov. M. E. Holroyd-Doveton - Exploring Packhorse Trails.

25th Nov. Mr E. Jackson - The Gunpowder Plot.

9th Dec. Christmas Party.

13th Jan. Mr H. Tripp - A Traveller's Tale. (10)

27th Jan. Mr P. Rogers - Mr. Stewart and the Romanovs.

10th Feb. Mrs S. Butler - Victorian Howden.

24th Feb. Dr K. Giles - Richard III and the Middleham Jewel.