Saturday October 1st 2016 will see the sixteenth international Farmery gathering, once again in the village hall at Bracebridge Heath, near Lincoln (LN4 2LB).
Guests this year are already confirmed from as far away as Canada and, provisionally, Australia!
•10.00am Registration and Coffee
•10.30am Welcome and Introductions [Alan Moorhouse]
•10.45am "Life and Times at the Workhouse" [Colin Deeley]
•11.45am DNA update [Alan Moorhouse]
•12.00pm Open/workshop session
•12.30pm Lunch (at leisure)
•1.45pm Afternoon session commences
•2.00pm "Lincolnshire Wolds" [Jean Howard]
•3.00pm WW1 Project [Alan Moorhouse]
•3.15pm Open/workshop session
•4.00pm Group photograph
Colin Deeley retired from the Royal Air Force after 40 years as a pilot. He has been a National Trust volunteer for nearly 22 years working at Belton House, Grantham, and Southwell Workhouse, and gives talks about the National Trust.
Jean Howard came to Lincolnshire at the age of 5. She worked for some years for the County Library Service where she dealt with local history enquiries and staffed the mobile library travelling around much of the north of the county and this developed her fascination with all aspects of Lincolnshire. She is a qualified Blue Badge Guide and leads walking and bus tours in Lincolnshire and speaks on various aspects of the county's architecture, history and people. Her Wolds talk inlcudes geology, topography, early roads, development of agriculture (including warrening which will be of interest to those in the Walesby family!)
On the day amongst other documents that I have available will be print outs of every Farmery family in the 1939 Register, which was taken in order to issue identity cards and ration books, so you will be able to see where your Farmery relations were living at the outbreak of the 2nd World War!
For those wanting to make a weekend of it there will be an informal gathering at the Premier Inn Canwick on Friday evening, a more formal dinner in Lincoln on Saturday evening and a visit on Sunday morning.
This is non-profit making event and for the day there is a nominal charge of £7.50 to cover hire of the hall, speakers and refreshments.
For more information or to advise that you plan to attend the gathering please email me.
[The provisional date for next year is Saturday September 30th 2017].