Welcome to the web site of the Biddulph and District Genealogy and Historical Society. The aim of the Society is to promote genealogy and local history particularly pertaining to the Biddulph area.
This will be achieved by:
- undertaking research and publishing wherever possible
- purchasing resources that may become available or required by the society
- having a regular programme of speakers
Announcements and Information:
1. Summer Break: The Society is now taking its Summer Break and will return with a new programme of events in September. We hope all the members of the Society have an excellent summer break. If there are any project meetings for the 1911 Census Group or the Monumental Inscriptions 3 Working Parties members will be informed by email.
2. Sad Losses to the Society in the past twelve months: Firstly the untimely death of Mr. Nigel Daly of Biddulph Old Hall.The Biddulph Historical Society has enjoyed numerous presentations from Nigel Daly and Brian Vowles on the restoration and history of Biddulph Old Hall since they set about their challenging quest. More sad news: The Society is saddened to report the death of two other long term members and supporters. Jackie Bradley and Brian Nightingale have helped to shape the Society for over thirty years. The Society was also saddened by the passing of Gordon Lomas, a long-time member of the society. Gordon was an enthusiastic local historian who contributed significant material and research to the Society, in particular his life time knowledge of the Brindley Ford and Brown Lees villages. We send our commiserations to all their family and friends.
3. The Society Newsletter The newsletter will now be produced in March, June and December and will be delivered to the inbox's of members by eMail. Members are welcome to submit articles for inclusion in the newsletter or act as editor for an edition. The production team of Elaine Heathcote, Madelaine Lovatt and Kath Walton have been adding new members to the mailing list at the start of the last few meetings. If you haven't received a copy by email then when you renew your Society membership at March's AGM, if possible, add an email where your copy should be sent. Remember, all the Society’s Newsletters are available to read and download from the Newsletter page.
4. Membership Forms The Committee of the Society has decided that to aid the communication of information to the members a Membership Form should be completed by all the members. This will be stored in a paper form and only email addresses will be used to send notices, updates and the newsletter to our members.
You can read and print a copy of the Membership Form and then bring it to the next meeting by clicking the link here.
5. The Treasure Hunt 2020
All the available answer sheets from the second element in last year’s lockdown events have been checked and the winner is Neve Bateman of Harriseahead.
You can still do the walk: Here are the Question and Answer sheets.
Treasure Hunt Questions but please note that some of the questions involve information that can be changed.
Treasure Hunt Answers when the treasure hunt was set in December 2020.
6. Contact Names:
Chairperson - Mr. Roland Machin
David J. Outhwaite (Secretary & Sale of Publications)
You can ask David any questions about the BDGHS. However, if you have a genealogy or a family history question then you can Ask the Reverend Hadfield and a member of the Society will contact you, as soon as possible.
If you're a regular visitor you may wish to check the Site News page which not only lists the latest changes but also tells you how you can be notified by email of future changes.