Monday, November 07, 2005

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The Society regularly gets posters and flyers a volunteer has kindly
summarised these for members' interests.

Events around the country

Greater Manchester County Record Office
Discovery Day
Date: Thursday 17th November 2005 10 am to 4 pm

Venue: 56 Marshall Street, New Cross, Manchester M4 5FU
Free admission.
Tours of the Office.
Talks - "Beginning your family tree",
"Beginnings of Healthcare from leeches to jabs",
"Infancy to Adulthood- Growing up in the Archives",
"Caring for your own archives - Conservation Advice"
Numbers will be limited; bookings on the day.
See: for more details


Suffolk Local History Council
Annual General Meeeting
Date: Saturday 19th November at 2.30 pm

Venue: Mendlesham Community Centre, Station Road, Mendlesham
More information see or

Also "Rags and Bones - A Social History of a working class community in
19th century Ipswich" by Frank Grace. Paperback, 300 pages with 60
illustrations to be published by Unicorn Press on 30 November 2005. Special
pre-publication subscription offer before 30th November copies can be
ordered at £15 each plus £4 p and p from Frank Grace 5 Oban Street,
Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3PG or pub;lisher's email


BBC Hereford and Worcester
Local & Family History Fair - To be featured on BBC Hereford & Worcester
Date: Saturday 15th April 2006 10am - 4pm

Venue: Hereford Racecourse, Roman Road, Hereford.
Admission Free
More information or


Dugdale and his Warwickshire
A weekend conference organised by the Dugdale Society with the support of
the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Date: Saturday and Sunday 16/17 September 2006

Venue: Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon
Sir William Dugdale (1605-1686) was born and bred in Warwickshire, and made
a career on the national stage as a herald, and as a historian. He
conceived the idea of writing a history of Warwickshire when he was in his
twenties, and was helped in this project by a network of antiquarian gentry
in the county, such as Sir Simon Archer. The Antiquities of Warwickshire
was published in 1656, and has been used ever since as a scholarly work of

This weekend conference celebrates the 350th anniversary of the publication
of the Antiquities. Eleven speakers will analyse Dugdale's achievement;
examine the man against the background of his times; and explore the
society and culture of Warwickshire during his lifetime.
The programme on each day will run from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm with breaks for
coffee, lunch and tea. A reception, sponsored by Warwickshire County
Council, will also be held at Hall's Croft on the Saturday evening from
5.45 to 7.00 pm.
Fee: £50 per person; Concessions £47.50; Society members £45

The Dugdale Society was founded in association with the Shakespeare
Birthplace Trust in 1920 with the objects of publishing original documents
relating to the history of the County of Warwick, fostering interest in
historical records and their preservation and generally encouraging the
study of local history. The Society publishes volumes of original documents
relating to the County of Warwick, together with Occasional Papers based on
records relating to Warwickshire and such other record publications as may
be decided upon by the Council from time to time.
Membership is open to any person, library, museum, society or corporate
body interested in promoting the objects of the Society.

Contact: Mrs Cathy Millwood,
The Dugdale Society, Henley St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW


"The Warning Carriers" a special issue of the Journal of the Silver Society
A notebook, dating from about 1730, held in the archives of The Goldsmiths'
Company for over 250 years but only now the subject of research, contains
tantalising information about these messengers, known as Warning Carriers,
and the work they undertook. Judy Jowett's investigations into this
document, which list some of the most famous craftsmen of the period (and
many more previously unknown to historians), have brought to light a
remarkable system of communication that was effective and efficient. This
publication will fascinate all those who are interested in the life of
eighteenth-century London and its luxury trades.

In eighteenth-century London, messengers from The Goldsmiths' Company
crisscrossed the city bringing urgent news of the latest thefts and other
crimes to the capital's goldsmiths, bankers, watchmakers, pawnbrokers and
jewellers. Introductory text explains the background to the warning system,
maps plot the routes of the messengers to nearly 550 addresses, and
contemporary documents have been searched for details of each business.
Together these bring to life the role of the Warning Carriers and reveal
how the various trades clustered in different parts of London.

Judy Jowett is a member of the Silver Society. This is the first major
research project carried out under the aegis of the Society. It is
published as a special issue of the Society's journal.

144 pages, 65 illustrations and 42 pages of maps in colour £12 plus £3
postage & packing

For more information contact: The Silver Society, Box 246 2 Landsdowne Row,
London W1J 6HL or email:


Lending Services at the Mitchell Library

>From summer 2005 the Mitchell will be introducing a lending facility.
Customers will be able to select materials from across the collections.
>From family history to art history, computing science to domestic science,
travel guides to travelogues there is something for everyone. This new
service will complement the existing lending stock in the Scottish
Literature and music collections.
Either come to the library or identify the book you want from the catalogue
and request it from your local library. The book will then be delivered to
the library most convenient for you.
Books on loan from the Mitchell can be found on the on-line catalogue:


Please contact the addresses given rather than the Society.

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