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Old Warden in Bedfordshire is home to the Shuttleworth collection. This

collection spans from the early pioneering aircraft up to World War II. The

collection also includes aircraft such as the Westland Lysander, Avro Anson

(BAE), Polikarpov PO2, Gloster Gladiator, Hawker Sea Hurricane 1b, Hawker

Hurricane R4118 (HH).

The event season at Shuttleworth gets underway for 2016 with the ‘heavies’,

with the following participating aircraft: Red Arrows, BBMF Lancaster, Bristol

Blenheim, Global Stars aerobatic team, Calidus, B17 ‘Sally B’, P51D Mustang

and Tiger 9 -Formation team (all aircraft are provisional and may be subject

to change.) This air show offers an excellent opportunity to take some good

photographs of the aircraft in flight and on the ground.

The show will also include vehicle parades, live music, garden and flightline

tours and so much more.

Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

(See this link for more)


Shuttleworth Season Premiere

The Shuttleworth Collection, Old

Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade,

Bedford. SG18 9EP

Date: Sun 8th May 9am – 17.40

Adult (on the day) - £28

Adult (online booking) - £22.50

Child under 16 - Free

(max 4 per adult)

A round up of events, exhibitions, talks and much more - all available in May

Cobbaton Clearout Militaria Market

Cobbaton, Chittlehampton,

Umberleigh, North Devon, EX37 9RZ

Date: Sun May 1st - 09.00 – 16.00

South West England`s Militaria Fair.

Private and trade stalls selling all

types of military equipment, uniform,

medals, military memorabilia, vehicle

spares and general collectables.

Free entry to buyers. Museum and

canteen open as usual

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How to Trace Your Family History

Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical

Studies, 79-82 Northgate,

Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1BA

Date: Sat 7th May

Rate: £45.00

Student Rate: £40.00

This course is aimed at those

people just starting out within this

fascinating subject. Some of the

topics under discussion will include

family records, birth, marriage and

death certificates, censuses and

compiling pedigrees.

A thorough grounding in the basic

sources will enable you to make an

excellent start in tracing your own

family history.

See this link for more

Your Fair Ladies – Scrapbooking

West Leeds Scout Headquarters, The

Lanes, Off Lowtown, Leeds, West

York, LS28 7AQ

Date: Sat May 7th - 11.30 - 16.00

Specialist Craft Tutor Mandy Williams

who runs regular Scrapbooking

tutorial days for Your Fair Ladies

will help teach beginners and those

with more experience how to collect

and safely store family history


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The Princess, the School Girl and the

Novelist: Stories from the VAD Archive

Royal Marsden Education &

Conference Centre, Stewart’s Grove,

London, SW3 6JJ

Date: Thur 12th May 1 2.30

In this talk Dr Sue Hawkins will

introduce you to a project which

gives everyone access to the VAD

records cards online. She will also

reveal some of the initial revelations

about the people who knitted,

sewed, cooked, drove and raised

funds as part of the British war effort

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Archives at Night: The Art of War

The National Archives, Bessant Dr,

Kew, Surrey TW9 4DU

Date: Fri 13th May 18.00 - 21.00

Tickets £12-£15

Join the National Archives for a rare

opportunity to explore and discover

after hours the arts or war hidden

amongst their collections and the

stories they tell. The evening will

include a chance to view examples of

artwork on display for the very first

time and experts on hand to answer

any questions about the collection.

The Archives at Night events are

always hugely popular, so book now

to guarantee your place.

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FIBIS Spring Open Meeting and

Lectures 2016

Resource For London, 356 Holloway

Rd, London. N7 6PA

Date: Sat 14th May 10.00 – 17.00

The Meeting is open to all interested

in the study of British India whether

or not they are members of FIBIS.

The Centre will be open from

10.00 a.m. and the programme will

include a ‘Surgery’ to ask questions

about researching your ancestor,

Researching Christening, Marriage

and Burial (CMB) IOR Records on

Findmypast and so much more.

See this link for more

Training sessions in using India Office

Records for family history sources

British Library, 96 Euston Rd,

London. NW1 2DB

Date: Tue 17th May 11.00 – 12.15

Reference Services are again

offering free 75-minute introduction

to the Department’s family history

sources. Anyone is welcome to

attend - participants do not have to

be holders of a Library Reader Pass.

The emphasis is on explaining the

background to their holding returns

of baptisms, marriages and burials

of European Christians from all over

South Asia, and providing practical

guidance on how to use the name


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Pictures, Papers and Posters:

Propaganda in the First World War

Royal Marsden Education &

Conference Centre, Stewart’s Grove,

London, SW3 6JJ

Date: Thurs 19th May – 12.30

Peter Johnston (Content Team

Leader at the National Army

Museum) explores the form and

purpose of the propaganda

produced during WW1. Looking

at how traditional mediums such

as print were deployed alongside

the latest technology in cinema to

cajole, persuade, enrage and sustain

populations through 4 years of war.

See this link for more

From Shellshock to PTSD: A

Discussion on How Best to Support

our Troops

Army & Navy Club, 36-39 Pall Mall,

London, SW1Y 5JN

Date: Thur 19th May – 19.00

The National Army Museum is

hosting a public discussion to explore

how soldiers have been supported

throughout history, how they are

supported today and what more

could be done.

Research and understanding relating

to the health and wellbeing of

soldiers returning to civilian life has

developed significantly over the past

100 years. The panellists will have

ten minutes each to present their

research and personal experiences

on the topic. Then they will take

questions from the audience.

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The 6th Annual Local & Family

History Fair.

Ripon Library, The Arcade, Ripon,

North Yorkshire. HG4 1AG

Date: Thur 19th May 10.30

On the day visitors to the library

will be able to find out what

the organisations and societies

have got to offer. Local historical

societies, family history groups and

community archaeology groups

will be in attendance along with

representatives from North Yorkshire

County Record Office and Ripon

Museums Trust.

Also on the same day in the evening,

Fraser Skirrow returns to Ripon

library with another fascinating talk

about the local 2/5 West Yorkshire

Regiment, in which many Ripon men

fought during the First World War,

and about tactical strategy used in

battles they were involved in. The

talk starts at 7pm (doors open at

6.45pm); tickets for the talk are

available in advance from the library.

See this link for more

Sussex Family History Group

The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft,

Steyning BN44 3XZ

Date: Sat 21st May 10.00 – 16.00

Get help starting and exploring your

family history with assistance from

history societies, libraries, archives

and record offices. Also there is an

associated display at the museum.

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Workshop at the Wallace Collection

Wallace Collection, Hertford House,

Manchester Square, London


Date: Mon 23rd May - 14.00 - 16.30

The National Army Museum has

teamed up with the Wallace

Collection to offer a workshop

showcasing the work done to

research and digitise Indian

Army collections.

If you work in community learning,

or you’re just interested in finding

out more, come along to the free

workshop to get hands-on with

collection items and see artwork

produced by community volunteers.

Refreshments will be provided.

See this link for more

Sheffield & District Family History

Society - Family History Fair

1867 Lounge at Sheffield Wednesday

Football Club, Hillsborough, Sheffield,

S6 1SW

Date: Sat 31st May 2014 – Fee £2

There are so many different avenues

to pursue in the search for your

ancestors it is easy to assume that

all the information can be found

online, so many Local History Groups

and Family History Societies and

other family history organisations

that specialise in helping people

with their research including several

who are exhibiting who can help

you get through your brick walls

by suggesting records that are not

available online.

See this link for more