‘Seaton Tramway and other Railway Reminiscences’


John Jeffery

7:00pm – 8:30pm Wednesday 7th June 2023

Tickets £3.50

available from Axminster Heritage Centre during Opening Hours


David Knapman gave a talk about his new book

Axminster legacies in Wills, Deeds and Stone


23rd March 2023

Bradshaw Meeting Room, Axminster Heritage Centre.





Family History Workshops

During November and early December 2022, we will be running a series of evening talks/tutorials on different aspects of family history research. The sessions we are finalising at the moment will cover dating, using and preserving historic photographs, using trade directories, Census records and old newspaper archives. We will be confirming dates for these sessions in the coming weeks, but they will be on Thursday evenings 7-9pm in the Bradshaw Meeting Room. Each evening will cost £3.50 (we would like you to book in advance) and will consist of an hour-long tutorial and one hour of questions and personal experiences/examples from those attending the meetings. We want you to come along and share your knowledge of what works/doesn’t work and the pitfalls that have caught you out are.

The first talk took place on Thursday November 3rd 2022

Dating and preserving old photographs by Nigel Sadler

The second talk in the Family History Series was Using old Trade Directories A Talk by Nigel Sadler

on Thursday November 17th, 2022 7:00pm

Trade Directories provide a wealth of information from the early 1800’s.  They of course list trades/businesses in each town, but the 19th and 20th century directories often also provide a short history of the town, lists of key people like the councillors, fire and police offices, school headteachers, key people at the churches and worthies. There is also often a limited list of residents who wanted their name included.

Further talks are planned for 2023




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