From Cradle to Grave Seminar Posted 23 February 2019 by Alan Moorhouse From Cradle to Grave Seminar Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 6AJ 09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 11th May 2019 Poverty, illegitimacy, child migration, mental health and care in old age touched the lives of many of ancestors at some stage of their existence. For this seminar, which looks at some of the institutions and movements involved: the workhouse, mother and baby homes, child migration movements and the establishment of lunatic asylums and alms houses, we return once again to this convenient venue in Amersham. Twitter #GuildCradle Programme 09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee 10:00 – 10:10 Welcome to the Seminar – Sue Thornton-Grimes 10:10 – 11:10 Hell or Haven? A Day in the Life of a Workhouse – Simon Fowler 11:10 – 11:15 Comfort Break 11:15 – 12:15 Almshouses Old and New – Sue Turner 12:15- 13.15 Lunch Break 13:15 – 14.15 A History of Child Migration Schemes – Roger Kershaw 14:15 – 14:20 Comfort Break 14:20 – 15:20 Salvation Army Maternity Work 1886 – 1980 – Major Kevin Pooley 15:20 – 15:45 Tea Break 15:45 – 16:45 Early Asylum Life – David Scrimgeour 16:45 – 16:50 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). Amersham Free Church is close to the centre of Amersham, at the junction of Woodside Road and Sycamore Road and approximately a 10 minute level walk from the railway station (35 minutes from London Marylebone on Chiltern Railways and 49 minutes from Baker Street on London Underground Metropolitan line). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 High Wycombe/Beaconsfield and will meet for dinner at the adjacent Paper Mill Brewers Fayre restaurant. Full joining instructions are now available here. What delegates delegates said about the most recent TNA seminar on 16th February 2019: Primary motivation for attending? Topics, some records I have not previously engaged with Understanding TNA resources; progress with digitising TNA records Interest in medieval genealogy and medieval records; Understanding of medieval records Interest in subjects as looking at older records is not so easy Learning, acquiring and improving knowledge; Learn about new sources It’s all a learning process An interesting range of talks; good for 5 talks To understand new topics that may help my one-name study To be connected with the Guild again; meeting other Guild members First time to Seminar Location, accessible by public transport, opportunity to visit TNA What aspects of this seminar went particularly well? Range and quality of topics; All the presentations were of a very good standard Manorial documents; 1939 (Nat) Register; WW1 Medical Case Sheets; Paupers letters; Project talks were very good Really interesting and knowledgeable speakers with good presentations Speakers were all of very high standard and had a sense of humour Depth of information Interaction/questions The day was brilliant – well done to the organisers and speakers Thank you for organising a complex day which went with a swing Enjoyed the whole day; All aspects went well It was more interesting than I expected What did you learn? What underused sources there are at Kew; Lots happening at TNA, digitisation projects Introduction to records I was not really aware of New (categories of) records to research and ongoing projects Several new sources; Several new web sites to try Just how much data is out there Possible early sources; Finding old documents; The richness of medieval records How to search National Archives better; Some new sources to look at on Discovery Relook at TNA Discovery, re-running searches every year or so All very interesting and added to scope for further research All sorts of bits and pieces; Many things; Too much to list; I have too much to do 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 28th April 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 email@example.com. 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.