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“What’s in a Name: Cod, Ships and Capable Women” – Liz Davidson – Monday 15 October

Those who were fortunate enough to hear Peter and Liz Davidson talking about Barnados Children in Suffolk a year ago to the Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group will be pleased to hear that Liz will be back with a different talk in October.

Liz spent her working life as a primary school teacher, dividing her time in the last 20 years of her career between special needs support for children with problems such as dyslexia, and tutoring visiting school groups at Thornham Field Centre.  She has been researching her family history for about 20 years, starting with an attempt to prove a family story and expanding into a one-name study.  “What’s in a Name: Cod, Ships and Capable Women” shows how an apparently simple question has become a look at various aspects of social history and uncovered a range of characters, some of whom travelled a long way.

The talk will be at the United Church, High Street, Leiston, IP16 4EL, on Monday 15 October, and will start at 7.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome; admission costs £1 for members and £3 for non-members, including coffee/tea and biscuits. Parking is available in the adjacent Co-op car park, but you will need to register your car number in-store or face the risk of a £100 fine.

We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a most interesting evening in the hands of another entertaining speaker.

Liz Davidson’s seafarer great-grandfather