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
Dates for your Diary:
Details of the December Book Launch and Sale.
1. Honorary President Mr. Derek Wheelhouse
At Monday's meeting (19th November 2018) the Chairman of the Society, Mr. Roland Machin presented a print of a colour picture based on the photograph below to Mr. Derek Wheelhouse the Societies Honorary President on becoming a member of Biddulph’s nonagenarian brotherhood. This milestone was celebrated very quietly in the Wheelhouse family but it was thought that it and the remarkable service Derek has made to the History Society should be recognised.
Prints of the painting can be obtained from http://www.jonathanclay.co.uk/contact-me/ which is the link to Jonathan Clay Transport Art, who painted the Biddulph station scene. Prints seem to start at £11 up to £20 dependent on size. If you would like a copy then please contact Jonathan Clay directly as the print does not seem to be listed yet.
2. Recent Publications
The Flight Training Notes of Cadet J. E. Machin one of the first RAF Pilots during the First World War. (84 A4 pages at £5:00).
From Workhouse to Lord Mayor is a reprint of George Herbert Barber’s autobiography which was first published in 1937. (84 A4 pages at £7:50).
Due to the demand for copies of Elaine Heathcote’s Old Gillow the Society has now reprinted the book (160 A4 pages at £12).
Cowlishaw Walker by Gordon and Pam Lomas at £5 (52 A4 pages)
Biddulph Grange Gardens articles from the Gardeners’ Chronicle from the years 1856 and 1862 on sale at £5 (52 A4 pages).
Please see the Publications page for a full list and short description of all the Society’s books.
All the Societies books are available at Society Meetings, Leek Books and Biddulph Library. [Please note: The Biddulph High Street Book “Goowin dine th’grayn” is no longer available.]
3. 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.
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Local and Family History for the Biddulph area
These web pages are hosted by 1and1, and the site was originally
created by the late Mr. David Moore
Last updated: On the 28th of December 2017 by DJO