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Cheshire history; tanning industry, Guest family history
Presenter: Jenny Redman
Jenny provides a history of tanning before examining the industry in Chester and Warrington through the eyes of her ancestors, the Guest family.
Duration: 21 minutes
Durham records Online
Presenter: Cherilyn Tillman
Cherlyn examines the Durham Records Online website which contains high-quality transcriptions of parish records in County Durham and parts of Northumberland and Yorkshire.
Duration: 17 minutes
Baxter Bagshaw: Name Change - Who Dunit
Presenter: Jennifer Baxter
Jennifer describes her research to understand and resolve the mystery of when and why her family name was changed and by whom.
Duration: 27 minutes
Convict shackle marks
Presenter: James Guthrie
James tells the story of his convict ancestors and their journey from the West Riding of Yorkshire to Tasmania and then Victoria where they overcame the stigma of the convict shakles.
Duration: 20 minutes
Marriage Settlement and the Ewbanke Family
Presenter: Brian Reid
Brian Reid discusses the subject of the marriage settlement laws across the 17th to 20th centuries through the lens of the Ewbanke family
Duration: 15 minutes
Ann Hinchliff and the 1852 Holmfirth Flood
Presenter: Ann Wilson-Wilde
Ann describes her ancestors experience with the devastating flood of 1852 in the Holmfirth area of Yorkshire.
Duration: 23 minutes
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The Jarrow Crusade and March
Presenter: David Down
The social consequences of unemployment caused by the closure of a major industry in the North of England during the 1930s is discussed. The Jarrow Crusade and March to London to present a petition for assistance from parliament is contrasted to the earlier reform movements.
Duration: 12 minutes