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Feb 152015

Hatches, Matches and Despatches Seminar

St Leonard’s Church Hall, Marshalls Brow, Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire PR1 9JA

09:30 for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday 16th May 2015

A visit to Lancashire, and this seminar will be based on new ways to tackle our favourite topics of Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death and Burial. The Guild has many contacts in this field, and we have secured a number of specialist speakers who will provide a new twist.


09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome to the Seminar – Rodney Brackstone
10:15 – 11:15 Birth – Ian Hartas (UKBMD)
11:15 – 11:30 Comfort Break
11:30 – 12:30 Marriage – Dr Andrew Millard
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Morbidity and Mortality, a One Family Study – Elizabeth Green
14:30 – 15:00 Tea break
15:00 – 16:00 It’s Written in Stone – Alan Moorhouse
16:00 – 16:30 Question and Answer Session
16:30 Close of Seminar

Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter.

Seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £16.00.

We would like to ensure that any disabled delegate can participate fully in this event. Anyone with any special requirements should telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182 or email


To book on this seminar, you can use our online form¹ in any of three ways:

  • Book online and pay online via PayPal or credit card;
  • For Guild members, book online and pay by direct bank transfer through your bank, quoting the reference number on the form (this is the method which represents the least cost to the Guild);
  • Fill in the booking form online, then print it and send it through the post with your cheque.

Alternatively, you can download our flyer booking form, which can be printed, filled-in, and posted, with a cheque to:
Alan Moorhouse, [Seminar Bookings], 8 Strachans Close, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EB.

Bookings close on 3rd May 2015. All bookings will be confirmed by email, with full joining instructions, on or before this date.

Further information may be obtained by telephoning the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182, or by email from

¹Please note, when booking on a seminar either by post or online, the Guild’s “Distance Selling” terms and conditions.

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