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
|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