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Family History Advanced (D45)

This course helps advanced family historians analyse complex and obscure historical sources of information.

Category: History (Family History)
Tutor: Rita Greenwood
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
08 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Progressing Your Family History (D44)

The internet has revolutionised research into family history, making the initial stages much easier. However, when the inevitable occur, other sources need to be used. This course will cover parish registers, probate and ‘The Parish Chest' studying samples of each … Read more >

Category: History (Family History)
Tutor: Rita Greenwood
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
08 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

A Popular History of England Part 1: The Normans (B61)

This course will look at the development of England under the influence of Norman rule. How the Normans changed society and the way their influence is still much in evidence today.

Category: History
Tutor: Peter Watson
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
06 Oct 2020 - 15 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Poverty and Welfare 1815-1950 (A63)

Poverty and welfare from 1815-1950 looks at how the Poor Law operated, the workhouse system and distinguishing between the deserving and undeserving poor. It will cover contagious diseases such as typhoid, scarlet fever, T.B and cholera and public health acts … Read more >

Category: History
Tutor: Lorraine Schofield
Centre: Horwich Community Centre
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Who were the Anglo-Saxon Ancestors? (D57)

This course is for anyone with a general interest in Anglo-Saxon history, language and civilisation. Students are encouraged to discuss and contribute in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Category: History
Tutor: Elspeth Wardrop
Centre: Horwich Community Centre
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
07 Oct 2020 - 16 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Worktown’s People: The Mass Observation Study of Bolton, 1937-1940 (B59)

The Mass Observation Study of Bolton between 1937-1940 was unique at the time but has had profound implications both nationally and internationally. What was it all about? The course includes a detailed investigation of the Bolton at the time, the … Read more >

Category: History (Local History)
Tutor: David Burnham
Centre: Horwich Community Centre
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
13 Oct 2020 - 22 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

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