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St Thomas' Church, Stanhope

St Thomas Church, Stanhope

Weardale Family History Festival : 1st July - 9th July

The festival will be open daily from 10am - 5pm daily.
There will be people available to help on family history from 11am each day and a series of talks at 2pm.

Saturday 1st July The Weardale Family History Festival will be opened by Mike Amos at 11am.

There is an exhibition featuring stories of eminent Weardale families, with information on family trees, a series of talks on family history, and expert advice on tracing your own.

Daily Talks, starting at 2pm
Date Speaker Subject
Sunday 2nd Rob Young Archaeological and historical research in Weardale: back to our roots
Monday 3rd Kate Gill Getting started on Family History
Tuesday 4th Jane Webster Researching your local war memorial
Wednesday 5th Eric Draper Census returns pitfalls
Thursday 6th Ken Heatherington Emigration from Weardale
Friday 7th Chris Ruskin Update on the disappearing farms of Weardale
Saturday 8th Roger Morris Phoebe Emerson, the unsung heroine of the Eureka Stockade, Australia

Saturday 1st, 7pm Stanhope Silver Band A broad history of brass band music from 1800's to Eurovision
Saturday 8th, 7.30pm Weardale Community Choir Hills and Dales

Wednesday 5th 5:45 for 6 pm West Window memorial book dedication service
Sunday 9th 5pm Festival evensong

Enquiries can be sent to the Church secretary :
Mrs Haynes, Rochdale House, Union Lane, Stanhope, Weardale, DL13 2XA