Maritime Aspects of Yorkshire and the Humber Seminar Posted 22 May 2019 by Alan Moorhouse Maritime Aspects of Yorkshire and the Humber Seminar The Community House, Portholme Road, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4QQ 09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 3rd August 2019 Situated on the major arteries of Yorkshire waterways and ports, Selby is an ideal location for this seminar with specialist speakers on the effects of war, immigration, lost industry, fishing, crew lists and canal history. Twitter #GuildMaritime Programme (updated 09/06/19) 09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee 10:00 – 10:10 Welcome to the Seminar – Jackie Depelle 10:10 – 11:10 The Aire and Calder Navigation Company’s Town and Port of Goole – Graham Buckton 11:10 – 11:15 Comfort Break 11:15 – 12:15 Historic Immigration into Hull – Malcolm Scott 12:15- 13.15 Lunch Break 13:15 – 14.15 Fishing Vessel Crew Lists from the Port of Grimsby 1888-1914 – John Wilson 14:15 – 14:20 Comfort Break 14:20 – 15:20 “Stone, Seaweed and Sailing Ships”: the Alum industry – Peter Appleton 15:20 – 15:40 Tea Break 15:40 – 16:40 The Bombardment of Scarborough 1914 – Malcolm Smith 16:40 – 16:45 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 £22.00 (including VAT). The Community House, in a central location with close proximity to the railway and bus stations, is a social enterprise owned and operated by Selby District Association of Voluntary Services; there is a pay and display car park adjacent and restriction free on street parking within a short walk. There are other car parks in the area and a local map is available here. 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 now available here. A number of delegates and members of the organising committee will be staying Friday night at the Premier Inn Pontefract North and will meet for dinner at the adjacent Turnpike Brewers Fayre restaurant. Full joining instructions are now available here. What delegates said about the most recent Amersham seminar on 11th May 2019: Primary motivation for attending? To learn, to enjoy, to meet other members of the Guild and friends Meeting kindred spirits Seminars are always interesting Learning more and consolidating existing knowledge Education Learning and networking Improve knowledge Talks and location Content, Interest in topics Interesting topics. We also like to support Guild events Always enjoy going to seminars and learning more Subjects related to possible MSc dissertation topic A specific topic (or topics) Ease of travel (public transport especially important) Help in research Supporting/helping. Learning and source information What aspects of this seminar went particularly well? Speakers chosen well – well versed in their subject, high quality, fascinating subjects, lots of avenue of research to pursue David Scrimgeour presentation – BRILLIANT last talk, ideal for time slot Almshouse speaker good too As ever, presentations and PA system were excellent Excellent lectures and perfect time management – this is SO important Planning, venue and organisation, timings and lunch Networking! Enough breaks, catering very well organised All, very well organised What did you learn? The amount of detail of interest to be found in asylum records Almshouse information all new; didn’t know still existed Interesting on Salvation Army and home children; child migration – unbelievable! Extent and depth of Salvation Army records – didn’t realise how much social work they did Background and context Impact of poverty More about all topics So much social history – a real eye opener Extent of records not available on line 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); 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 21st July 2019. All online bookings made by bank transfer or PayPal will receive an 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. ¹Please note, when booking on a seminar either by post or online, the Guild’s “Distance Selling” terms and conditions. Other events For details of other events organised by the Guild, go to the Events Calendar.