Family History

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26th September 2019

Family History Conference, Buxton. Saturday 21st September 2019
Four blurry-eyed members of our Family History group met in the car park at 7.15am (yes, we all got up at silly o’clock).
We then travelled together in one car (thanks Pam!) to the Palace Hotel in Buxton for a conference organised by U3A Peak District Network.  
The journey took us through the beautiful Derbyshire countryside which revealed itself to us as the late summer sun burnt off the morning dew.
Coffee and Danish pastries (well, it would have been rude not to) were waiting for us on arrival, as were complimentary goody-bags, and we had chance to look round the various exhibitors’ stands before taking our seats in the main hall.
There were four main speakers throughout the day with topics including Mill Workers, Migration, Railway Records and Graveyards. These were interspersed with more coffee breaks and an excellent buffet lunch.
The final speaker, however, had hardly finished when the fire alarm sounded! False alarm as it turned out but a lot of people (ourselves included) decided to make a discreet exit, since we were already half-way out the door. Thus ending what had been a long but very enlightening day.
We shall certainly consider going back again next year and hope more of you will join us.