This Saturday the 9th August, it’s the Midlands Family History Fair at Worcester Warriors Rugby Club. The Fair is open from 10am to 4pm and entrance is only £3 per person. As well as numerous stalls to browse, there’s a number of free talks in the Hindlip Suite including the popular ‘Breaking Down Brick Walls in your Family History Research’ from Mark Bayley of TheGenealogist and a talk on the Women’s Voluntary Aid Detachments in World War 1 from Paul Handford and also the Secret Army- British Resistance Organisations 1938-45 from Malcolm Atkin.
There’s a special offer on TheGenealogist and free goodie bags for the first 100 visitors to the TheGenealogist stand as show sponsor.
It promises to be a great fair. Will you be going?
Latest news as mentioned via the Who Do You Think You Are? Live twitter page is there will be an announcement on the venue for the show in 2015 before this summer. With many rumours circulating that the show is moving out of London up to the NEC in Birmingham, confirmation is keenly anticipated by us family historians!
As soon as the venue for 2015 is confirmed we’ll let you know.
The team behind the Who Do You Think You Are? Live event have just announced the third celebrity appearing at the Olympia Show in February.
Former Eastenders actor Larry Lamb will be appearing in the Celebrity Theatre at ‘Who Do You Think You Are? Live’ on Friday 21st February along with series creator and Executive Producer, Alex Graham, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ series.
Alex and Larry (who appeared in the series in 2011) will also be joined by several members of the production team. There will be an in-depth conversation on how the series is made, a look at some personal highlights and the team will reveal some of the secrets from behind the scenes.
Tickets are available on the day but you can guarantee a seat in advance if you wish.
The latest news from the organisers at Who Do You Think You Are? Live is that due to work commitments, John Simpson has unfortunately had to cancel his scheduled appearance as a celebrity guest speaker and has been replaced by newsreader and TV personality, Natasha Kaplinsky, who appeared in the Who Do You Think You Are? series in 2007.
Whilst a disappointment at the withdrawal of John Simpson with his links to the flamboyant showman and early aircraft pioneer Samuel Cody, Natasha’s family history story was just as fascinating and very tragic in parts. Natasha Kaplinsky will be celebrity guest speaker on Thursday 20th February at 10.15 and 11.15am at London Olympia.
Another celebrity appearing is former athlete and now sports commentator, Colin Jackson CBE. Colin appeared in a previous series of Who Do You Think You Are? with an international tale of family originating from Jamaica and Panama. Colin will be celebrity guest speaker on Saturday 22nd February. If you’d like more information, visit http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com
This Saturday (12th October) sees the annual Glamorgan Family History Society Fair. It promises to be another popular fair held in South Wales at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil from 10am to 4pm.