On The Water Seminar Posted 26 May 2018 by Alan Moorhouse On The Water Seminar National Waterways Museum, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Merseyside, CH65 4FW 09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 14th July 2018 The venue is ideal for this subject and we have assembled specialist speakers on canals, waterways, their buildings and the families who worked on them. This seminar will appeal to all family and social historians as well as one-namers. Twitter #GuildWater Programme 09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee 10:00 – 10:10 Welcome to the Seminar – Richard Heaton 10:10 – 10:50 The Archive and Collection of National Waterways Museum– John Benson (Archivist, Canal and River Trust) 10:50 – 11:00 Comfort Break 11:00 – 12:00 People of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal – Mike Clarke (Milepost Research) 12:00- 13.00 Lunch Break 13:00 – 14.00 Families of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal – William Huyton (Ormskirk and District FHS) 14:00 – 14:10 Comfort Break 14:10 – 15:10 Citations and Sources for Family History – Peter Bailey (President, Families in British India Society) 15:10 – 15:30 Tea Break 15:30- 17.00 Opportunity to explore the collections or join a free guided tour of the National Waterways Museum – free entry 17.00 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. The seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £20.00. The National Waterways Museum is at junction 9 of the M53 (follow the brown signs to “The Boat Museum”), easily accessible from the M6 via the M56; it is a 15 minute walk from Ellesmere Port station and 20 minute walk from Ellesmere Port bus station. Please contact us if you would like help finding a lift from the station. We would like to ensure that any delegate with a disability can participate fully in this event. Anyone with any special requirements should telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182 or email email@example.com. An accommodation listing is available here. A number of delegates and members of the organising committee will be staying Friday night at the Premier Inn Runcorn and will meet for dinner at the adjacent Preston Brook Beefeater restaurant. Full joining instructions will be available here on or soon after the booking closing date. What delegates said about the most recent Guild seminar in Sunderland on 12th May 2018: Primary motivation for attending? Supporting the Guild at a local regional seminar and meeting and networking with other members, especially those from further afield Location and interest in the subjects What aspects of this seminar went particularly well? Venue and content, with a good overlap of all topics/subjects Meeting other members and general level of high participation from everybody Speakers and quality of presentations Variety of topics and speakers Interesting even if not much relevance to my study Timing Organisation What did you learn? Things about my home area I hadn’t realised Background ideas and industrial heritage About some new – to me – resources Lots of social history about the industry and good background to local records There are so many resources out there and it’s worth rechecking areas you thought you’d already checked years ago Booking To book on this seminar, you can use our 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 booking form flyer, 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 1st July 2018. All online bookings made by bank transfer or PayPal will receive a automatic system generated email confirmation and bookings made by cheque will be acknowledged upon receipt. All bookings will then be confirmed by email, with full joining instructions, on or shortly after the closing date; if you don’t then receive any of these emails please email to check that your booking has been received. Further information may be obtained by telephoning the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182, or by email from firstname.lastname@example.org.