CADFHS Meetings & News Updates
2023 Meetings HOW? Speaker and Talk
Tuesday 1st August Dena Fanshawe: The Mary Dunn Mystery
Tuesday 5th September Richard Godley: Boer War Medical Services & NE Derbyshire Mining Connection
Tuesday 3rd October HYBRID. Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 7th November Dr Janet Few with Son’s of the Soil
Tuesday 5th December Online Only. Natalie Prior and Robyn Collins with: East Galway to Clay Cross: The Story of and East Midlands Famine Diaspora.
More information below> including registration for meetings and what is meant by HYBRID? Natalie
Online Only Via Zoom
Tuesday 5th November
Natalia Prior and Robyn Collins
East Galway to Clay Cross: The Story of and East Midlands Famine Diaspora.
As famine raged across 1840s Ireland, the western county of Galway was one of the worst affected. Yet for those who had the means, there was escape to be had: an icy night passage across the Irish Sea, and a couple of fourth class train journeys brought famine exiles to the coalfields and burgeoning industrial districts of the East Midlands.
By 1861, nearly half of all Irish born residents in the Chesterfield-Clay Cross area were migrants from Galway. In December’s talk, Robyn Collins and Natalie Jane Prior explore the story of the famine refugees who flooded into the courts and row houses of Clay Cross and Chesterfield—and how the arrival of thousands of traumatised people from one of hardest hit areas in Connaught created new communities and changed and influenced the growth of others.
About the researchers ./ presenters:
Robyn Collins has been State Librarian of Tasmania and South Australia, and has worked as a small press publisher and in major aviation projects for the Australian Defence Department. Natalie Jane Prior has been a full time writer for thirty years, and is the best-selling author of more than fifty children’s books
Members and Guests welcome @ £5.00
This talk is available on line only. Register here: https://forms.gle/BWtpRS5rpB99Nayr8
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Our Meeting are Hybrid – What does this mean?
Live meetings with online simultaneously
Importance:- To be able to continue with live meeting they will need the support of those members who can attend live meeting in order to sustain them.
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