Memories of 1946-1969, and how to record your own
"Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to record your own"
On Monday, 15th November, Dr Janet Few, the new Chair of the Family History Federation, is talking to us on the subject of recalling life in Britain during this pivotal period. The techniques she describes will help the audience to start writing reminiscences of their own.
Recalling life in Britain during the pivotal period 1946 – 1969, Dr Janet Few describes the results of a project during which eighty women recorded their memories of a time when we moved from liberty bodices to miniskirts and from ration books to ready meals. We saw the emergence of youth culture, the comprehensive education system, conspicuous consumerism and feminism. Join us on Zoom to either reminisce or discover what life was like at the time. This talk is much more than just a collection of memories. The techniques described will help both men and women, of all ages, to start writing reminiscences of their own.
An experienced family, social and community historian, Janet Few is now in her fourth decade of family and local-history research, and lectures regularly on these subjects. A qualified family historian, Janet has been involved in family history at a national level. She was education liaison officer for the Federation of Family History Societies for several years, and has acted as the local agent for several national research companies, and has worked with the Who Do You Think You Are? programme. She is also an accomplished, prize-winning, author. As her alter ego, Mistress Agnes, Janet spends time living in the seventeenth century, where she imparts information about life in the time of the English Civil War.
|Mistress Agnes||Janet Few|| Leiston Primary pupils in 1965
Can you identify any of them, please?
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Janet's website — https://thehistoryinterpreter.wordpress.com
FHF bio — https://www.familyhistoryfederation.com/family-history-speaker-north-devon-janet-few
Amazon — https://www.amazon.co.uk/Janet-Few/e/B0034P3GY0%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
This Zoom-based event at 7:30pm is free to members, but is also available to non-members at a cost of £3.00. If you wish to ‘attend’, please register via our «Book for our next Zoom talk» page by Friday, 12th November at the latest, and you should receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours or so — please chase us if you don't. The link will be emailed to you around 6:30pm on the evening of the talk.
From 1st October, our annual membership (for an individual, equivalent to the cost of just two talks) runs through until December the next year, and talks attended are then free. So why not consider joining us if you're not already a Member? You can read about the full benefits of membership here.
We don't usually have meetings in December but, just as last year, we're hosting an extra talk on the SECOND Monday of that month (the 13th), when we're not only reverting to a "physical" face-to-face meeting at our traditional Winter start-time of 2:30pm (instead of the previously advertised 7:30pm) but also, following successful trialling, we're continuing with our Zoom option — so, as our first "hybrid" meeting! You can read more here — but, potential Zoom attendees, please don't try to book for it yet!