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Our October Zoom talk will be given by Family History Federation speaker Helen Baggott.
A soldier killed in the First World War, the man who helped keep the doors to Great Ormond Street Hospital open for more than 30 years, and a 10-year-old servant working for a laundress in 19th-century Bath are all revealed by messages sent using the first real social-media phenomenon of the 20th century. Drawing on the research from her collection of more than 300 postcards, Helen will share some of the stories in an illustrated talk.
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, 15th October 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 online are then free. So why not consider joining us then, if you're not already a Member? We haven't yet decided, though, on the format of our talks in 2022, which we will discuss in committee late in September — but we're hoping from January to exploit advanced technology that has become available to us, subject to successful trialling.