SOUTHPORT

History

Southport Family History Group was formed in 1982 by Michael Walcott and Dr. John Turner. The aim of the group is to help members research their genealogical antecendents and family history in general. The Society is dedicated to promoting interest in Genealogy, Family and Local History amongst people of all age groups by inviting speakers to our monthly meetings who cover a wide and varying range of subjects.

If you wish to get in touch with the group for further details you can go to our on-line form here.

Your Committee

Your current committee consists of Ann, Ian and Shelagh, who want to thank the outgoing committee of Hilary, Sally, Diane and Frances, who have put in many years of hard work for the group, and who will be sorely missed. They still intend to be part of the group, and we hope they enjoy future meetings.

Programme

Meetings are on the second Friday of each month, 7.15 for 7.30pm, with the exception of August. Lord Street West United Church is no longer available for our meetings so future meetings will be at the Station Master's House, between Birkdale Station and the station car park. PR8 4AR.

Date Day Time Place Subject Speaker(s)

08 March 2024

Friday

7.15

The Station Master's House, Next to Birkdale Station, Southport PR8 4AR

Meet at 7.15pm for refreshments and a talk about the 1939 register will follow at 7.30pm

Susan Atkins

12 April 2024

Friday

7.15 pm

The Station Master's House, Next to Birkdale Station, Southport PR8 4AR

Meet 7.15 for refreshments, followed at 7.30 by a group discussion and hints about keeping our records, whether digital or hard copies.

Group Discussion

10 May 2024

Friday

7.15

The Station Master's House, Next to Birkdale Station, Southport PR8 4AR

Refreshments from 7.15, followed by Britain's Weirdest Fleet, The story of 350 volunteers from Liverpool, who sailed Great Lakes Steamers across the Atlantic during WW2.

Shelagh Boardman

14 June 2024

Friday

7.15 pm

The Station Master's House, Next to Birkdale Station, Southport PR8 4AR

7.15 refreshments, followed by Surnames and their Origins at 7.30

The Committee

12 July 2024

Friday

TBC

Meet in Lord Street Southport for the X2

Daytime Event, A trip to Preston Record Office, TBC