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Have you a Bristol Blitz story to tell?

Wall to Wall, who produce programes such as 'Who Do You Think You Are?' for the BBC are looking for people who have a story to tell about the Blitz in Bristol and who would be willing to take part in a new programme.

 

More details here

Coach Trip to Whodoyouthinkyouare? Live - April 2017

Coach Trip to Who Do You Think You Are? Live on Saturday 8th April 2017

Special deal: £30 per person including entry .... but if you book and pay before the end of December, the ticket price is only £25.

Pick up at BAWA (outside main building) at 7.30 a.m. There is also a 7.10 a.m. pick-up from Chipping Sodbury in the car park behind the church next to Waitrose car park as the Bus Company comes from Chipping Sodbury. Seats must be reserved.

Please contact Patricia Holmes on 0117 9561881, or write to her at 78 Oakdale Close, Downend, BS16 6EB and give your name, address and telephone number.

There are various workshops taking place during the day and the cost of these is £3 extra each - they need to be booked as soon as possible - please advise when booking

For more information visit the WDYTYA website: whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com

 

BAFHS will be there - visit us in tables 54 & 55!

BAFHS Family History Fair - September 2017

Bristol & Avon Famly History Society will be holding its next Family History Fair on Saturday 9th September 2017

at  BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG

Open 10.00 - 1600

Free parking

We will be inviting Family History Societies, Local History Societies and Museums as well as the Record Offices/ Archives and commercial exhibitors.  

There will be a series of talks including one "a beginners guide to your family history". Other titles and speakers to be agreed .

There will be refreshments available on site to purchase.

Full programme details will be added here

 

Exhibitor enquiries welcome: openday2017@bafhs.org.uk

 

 

The War Graves Photographic Project

The original aim of The War Graves Photographic Project was to photograph every war grave, individual memorial, Ministry of Defence grave, and family memorial of serving military personnel from WWI to the present day. However, due to its popularity they have now extended their remit to cover all nationalities and military conflicts and make these available within a searchable database.

Th success of the project has been made possible through the efforts of a dedicated group of volunteers, from all walks of life, who feel the need to Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice and who realise the importance for families to see where their loved ones are laid to rest or commemorated. This emulates the CWGC ethos to 'Remember in Perpetuity'. Recently, the CWGC reviewed thier website and edited out links to other organisations including TWGPP which seems an odd thing to do because it makes it that bit harder for searchers to find these pictures of war graves having successfully found what they want on the CWGC website. This article on the BAFHS website should help a little to rectify that!