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 Committee of the Society has been informed that Biddulph Library will not be able to host meetings until June and so all future meetings here have been cancelled.
The dates of any of the proposed meetings will be re-scheduled and when the information is available it will be posted on the website; announced in the Chronicle; and, placed on the Library notice board.
2. The Sound Archive A new page has been added to the website where sound files submitted to the Society will be available to play. The idea suggested by Elaine Heathcote will be added to as further sound files become available.
The new archive starts with: “A Recording of Sunday Half Hour from Biddulph Methodist Chapel in 1960’.
3. The Hospital Where Everyone Smiles. Geraldine Outhwaite’s new book, after a successful launch on Saturday the 8th of February in Biddulph Library, will be available to purchase from Biddulph Library, Congleton Tourist Information and the Picture Book at Leek.
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. 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.