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Regular meetings

We hold meetings in Central London on the second Saturday of every other month: February, April, June, August, October and December.

Venue

King's Cross Methodist Church
6 Crestfield Street
London WC1H 8BB.

The church is opposite King's Cross Mainline Station.

Travel

The nearest Underground / train station is King's Cross St Pancras (Piccadilly, Circle, Metropolitan and Victoria lines).

Times

The rooms are open from 12.15 and there is space for people to eat lunch before the meeting starts. Tea and coffee are available.

Speakers usually give their talks at 13.30 and 15.30 (except at the AGM in June).

 

 

18 April 2020 – Cancelled

We hope to re-book the speakers at a later date.

1.30pm - Women, The Home and Spanish Flu in the Great War – Ian Porter, London guide

Ian writes that the Great War was won on the home front and in this talk he tells the story.

(NB - Sharon Hintze has had to postpone her talk on 'Catching up with Family Research for German Ancestors' to the October meeting due to a conflict with the event at Alexandra Palace.)

3.30pm - The Chance of a Lifetime: WWI from an Antipodean Point of View - Bronwyn Klimach, member

The Australian Government brochure encouraged enlistment into the army during WWI with the offer of a ‘Free Tour to Great Britain and Europe’ (the Old Country to most Aussies)!

13 June 2020 - Cancelled

We hope to re-book the AGM and the speaker at a later date.

1.30pm - AGM

3.30pm - The Hanseatic League - Alison Gowman, Alderman, Ward of Dowgate, City of London Corporation

At one time this important trading league stretched from London to Novgorod and would have influenced life across Europe, particularly all along the Baltic and northwestern European coasts as well as in London and along the coast of southeast England. Alison was involved in creating the fascinating BBC Radio 4 program about the Hanseatic League.

8 August 2020 - Cancelled

 

10 October 2020 - Please check that this meeting is going ahead nearer the date

1.30pm - Catching Up with Family Search for German Ancestors – Sharon Hintze, retired former director of the London Family History Centre, LDS Church

Sharon will get us up to date on recent developments in Family Search and offer suggestions for looking for your German ancestors. (Please note that this talk was originally booked for April of this year.)

3.30pm - Provisional time of AGM

 

12 December 2020

1.30pm - TBA

 

3.30pm - At Home in Whitechapel’s Deutsche Kolonie – Dr. Sarah Ann Milne, Research Associate, Survey of London, UCL

Sarah has been researching the German sugarhouses in the Whitechapel area. Her talk will be about what life was like for the German-origin families in that area of East London in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

5.00-8.00pm - Christmas social

Lovely food, fun quiz and good company. Please contact Nöele Barnfield to book your place.