Coach Trip to the National Archives at Kew

On Thursday 12th October 2017 there will be a further visit to the National Archives at Kew.

The price of tickets is £25 per person. 

Pick-up at Chipping Sodbury Car park 7.10am, BAWA, Club, Southmead Road at 7.30 a.m. and 'motorway' pick-up by arrangement.

You will need a Reader's Ticket to access the archival materials area at Kew. To obtain this please bring proof of identity (passport or driving licence) and proof of address (recent utility bill or driving licence).

The National Archives now has on-line readers ticket application. Completing the process before visiting Kew will save you valuable time when you arrive there.

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Seats must be reserved by writing to Patricia Holmes, 78 Oakdale Close, Downend, BS16 6EB or by phoning 0117 9561881.

BAFHS Family History Fair - September 2017

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

All visitors welcome - if you are not a member if a family history society, come and find out about us

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 .

... and of course a team of people to help you if you have local 'family history' questions.

There will be refreshments available on site to purchase.

Full programme details will be added here


Exhibitor enquiries welcome: