My Average Ancestor

December 8, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

During a lifetime most people left a large number of records (we all generate about 100 records). This talk takes a chronological tour of those records.
Buckinghamshire Family History Society (Northern Group)

Away with the Fairies

December 7, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

n 1917 two girls in Yorkshire took photographs of fairies. When the photographs came to light they caused a sensation. Speaker: Kevin Varty.
Olney Archaeological Society

Woburn in the Wars

November 13, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

During the WWI the Duchess of Bedford converted parts of Woburn Abbey into a hospital and during WWII it housed government and services departments.
Western Front Association Milton Keynes Branch

Christmas traditions

November 4, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

Those events and objects that appear every Christmas form a tradition, but when did they first appear? Which are pagan, Christian, Victorian or modern?
Buckinghamshire Family History Society (Northern Group)

The Healing Power of Plants

October 23, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

Mankind has exploited the medicinal properties of plants for thousands of years, yet they are still considered to be peripheral by many people.
Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust

Sex, Drugs and Tapeworms

October 20, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

Kevin Varty will use contemporary adverts to illustrate cures for all kinds of illnesses – a light-hearted look at Victorian consumerism.
Wolverton & District Archaeological and Historical Society

County of Spires and Squires

October 19, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

Derek Blunt’s talk will take you through the towns and villages of the county, including those settlements which have been completely or partially lost.
Olney Archaeological Society

Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson

October 15, 2019 MKHA Webmaster 0

The entertaining speaker Roy Smart has much to tell about a royal topic that has intrigued generations, Wallis Simpson and the abdication crisis.
North Crawley Historical Society