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
1. The New Season of Talks for 2019 / 2020 continues on the 20th January 2020.
Firstly, many thanks to Mr. Geoffrey Browne who kindly did an excellent talk on the Rudyard family on the 16th December. He stepped in at the last minute when our speaker was taken ill. Mr. John Sherratt is recovering and the Society wish him a swift return to rude health.
The next meeting will be held in Biddulph Library when Michael Sharpe will give a talk entitled “Tracing your Potteries Ancestors”, which is also the title of his most recent book. The start time will be 7 p.m.
The February meeting will be held in Biddulph Library when John Berry will give a talk entitled “A History of Mossley”. The start time will be 7 p.m.
2. A Book Launch in Biddulph Library Geraldine Outhwaite’s new book “THE HOSPITAL WHERE EVERYONE SMILES” will be launched on the 8th of February 2020. Geraldine will be in Biddulph Library signing copies from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
3. BIDDULPH ON THE BIG SCREEN on Wednesday the 11th of March at 7.45pm at the FILM THEATRE, College Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2EF
A tribute to the Biddulph History Society who continually run projects, presentations and events charting the heritage of this town on the northern border of Staffordshire. Currently working with Staffordshire Film Archive in digitising a substantial collection of films made over half a century ago, here we are premiering a selection of films taken on a number of subjects and unseen for decades - plus some more recent films by Biddulph filmmakers.
4. Harecastle’s Canal and Railway Tunnels. The Society has acquired some copies of this new book by Allan C Baker and Mike G Fell. They will be available at Society meetings and copies may be ordered from the Society by visiting our updated Publications page. The Chairman of the Society, Mr. Roland Machin, has written a review which can be found here.
Harecastle’s Canal and Railway Tunnels
5. Interesting Photograph - This photograph of C Company North Staffs Home Guard was taken in around 1943. It was sent to the Society by Mr. Mark Robinson whose grandfather Ralph Robinson (with the medals) is pictured in the front row seated in the centre.
Centenary Booklet and Poster 1956
6. Interesting Photograph - This photograph of C Company North Staffs Home Guard was taken in around 1943. It was sent to the Society by Mr. Mark Robinson whose grandfather Ralph Robinson (with the medals) is pictured in the front row seated in the centre.
7. Station Road Methodist Chapel Centenary 1956 - For readers of the Biddulph Times who would like to download a copy of the booklet, you can open and download a copy of “Station Road Methodist Chapel Centenary Booklet and Poster” by clicking below:
Centenary Booklet and Poster 1956
8. 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.