HISTORY AND HERITAGE FAIR 10th MAY 2014

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HISTORY AND HERITAGE FAIR 10th MAY 2014

Postby rhona » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:59 pm

West Lothian Council Heritage Services are holding a History and Heritage Fair on Saturday 10th May 2014
Venue will be Linlithgow Academy between 10am and 4.30pm.

The day will include a family history workshop and the following programme of talks by expert historians:

10am Stalls and Displays open.

10am - 12pm Family History Workshop by West Lothian Family History Society - free introductory sessions to start your family reserch.

TALKS
10.15 am – 11.15am Land of Brave Men: Scotland goes to war, August 1914 – Trevor Royle, Military Historian

Lunch

11.30am – 12.30pm Scotland for the visitor: why so popular? – Dr Alastair Durie, University of Stirling

2pm – 3pm Irish Immigration – Dr David Ritchie, University of Edinburgh

2pm - 3pm Workshop on Old Handwriting - Margaret McBryde, National Records of Scotland - Learn how to decipher the handwriting in old documents.

3.15pm-4.15pm From Curling to the Commonwealth Games: Scottish sport on and off the park - John Burnett, former Principal Curator at National Museums Scotland


Throughout the day there will also be a wide range of national and local heritage groups providing displays and not forgetting the stop for refreshments - tea, coffee and homebaking will be available all day until 2.30pm. A soup and sandwich lunch will also be available to purchase between 12pm and 2pm.

There is an entry fee of £2.00 per person and children under 16 go free.

Talks are included in the entry charge BUT to ensure entry into any of the talks or workshop you should pre-book your place.
Leaflets will be available at our next meeting dates and at NRH visits. If members are not able to pick one up please email me and I will send one to you. r.gordon1@sky.com

Anyone else should contact museums@westlothian.gov.uk or telephone 01506 776347 for information and booking forms.

Any remaining tickets will be available on the day on a first come first served basis. Booked tickets will be available to pick up on the day from reception.

Venue address:
Linlithgow Academy
Braehead Road
Linithgow
West Lothian
EH49 6EH
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