Family and Local History Day at Goole Library : 9 November, 2019

Thu, 31 Oct 2019

For those who have ever wondered if they have a local celebrity in their family, or just have an interest in the history of Goole and its people, the staff and practitioners at Goole Library’s annual Family and Local History Day will be able to help people find out.

The Day will be held on Saturday, 9 November, from 10am – 4pm.

Advice on how to use the library resources will be on offer, for those who are new to research or who have some previous experience.

Representatives from a number of Family History groups will be present, including Boothferry, Marshland, Doncaster, and Isle of Axholme. There will also be representatives from Goole Civic Society and the Goole World War One Research Group.

The event is free of charge and suitable for all ages. For more information, contact Goole Library on 01405 762187 or email goolelocalstudies.library@eastriding.gov.uk

East Riding Libraries also want to raise awareness about the local military community and to share stories on their website and social channels. A member of library staff will be at the Family and Local History Day from 10am to 2pm to listen to stories.

Gary Smith, digital servicers officer (libraries), said :  “Whether you are currently serving, a veteran, a friend or family member, please come along, pull up a sandbag and tell us your story. No topic is out of bounds, both funny and serious are most welcome.”

After attending the Family and Local History Day, there will be an opportunity to visit Goole Museum too. On display in the Museum will be the winning entrants and finalists from Goole Civic Society’s photographic calendar competition. The theme was “Goole through the Seasons”.

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