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. A Sad Loss to the Society: the untimely death of Mr. Nigel Daly of Biddulph Old Hall.
“Biddulph Historical Society has enjoyed numerous presentations from Nigel Daly on the restoration and history of Biddulph Old Hall since Nigel and Brian set about their challenging quest. Nigel’s talks were animated by his enthusiasm for his subject and attracted capacity audiences. His multiple talents as a researcher, gifted architectural illustrator and writer enthralled his audiences on every occasion.
“His passion for his home that he and Brian stumbled upon one foggy afternoon was obvious to me as a neighbour and friend. My son and I enjoyed his company when we assisted with arbour culture projects in the Clough and his generosity at post Christmas gatherings was legendary.
“His contribution in the restoration of the Hall and historical documentation serves as his legacy to Biddulph and a wider community.”
Mr. Roland Machin MBE. Chair of Biddulph Historical Society.
2. The First Meeting of the New Season was held on the 20th of September and more than forty members attended at the Biddulph Meothodist Church.
3. The Quarterly Newsletter The latest newsletter for September 2021 has been released by the production team of Elaine Heathcote and Madelaine Lovatt and it has been added to the ‘Newletter’ section of the website. All the Society’s Newsletters are also 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 the 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.