My Ancestor Made Hats - A One-hour Lecture on 9 March

Where did you get that hat? Where did you get that tile? 

Until the advent of the motor-car, no-one was ‘properly dressed’ without their hat be it topper, flat cap, wideawake or bowler and many of our ancestors were responsible for making those hats.   

This one-hour lecture explores the history of the manufacture of hats from felt, the silk top hat, straw hats from Luton and Bedfordshire to the hatting town of Stockport - as well as fashionable confections produced by milliners.

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Tracing Living Relatives - A Half-day course on 5 March

Do you want to find living relatives? Why would this be important in your research? Not know how to set about it? What sources, websites and research techniques will help you to track them down? Illustrated with a case study, this talk will give you lots of ideas and many of the answers.

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