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Forthcoming Speakers

Our 2015 Speaker Meetings will be held at 7:00pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except July and August) in the GLO Centre, 78 Muir Street, MOTHERWELL. ML1 1BN

Visitors are always welcome; you can E-mail the society to confirm details.

Once again we have a wide range of topics which promises to be both informative and entertaining.
Some of the Speakers have lectured to us before and we look forward to their return visit, others will be speaking to us for the first time but come highly recommended by other family and local history groups.

Thursday, 12th February 2015

- Society Meeting: George Mitchell

"Cadder Pit Disaster"

The Cadder Pit Disaster occurred on a summer Sunday backshift on 3 August 1913. Twenty-six miners descended Pit 15, and by the end of the shift twenty-two of them lay dead in a gas-filled inferno. Most of the men came from the Lambhill and Mavis Valley of Glasgow.
Three escaped and one was rescued.
George Mitchell spent his childhood in Lambhill, in the area he has written about. He has sifted contemporary sources, and attempts to present the events in sequence. He looks at the ages and family backgrounds of the victims, and looks at the relative responsibilities of mine owners, management and workers.
George combines the engrossing skill of a good story-teller with the academic competence of a trained historian as he gives a visual presentation.

Thursday, 12th March 2015

- Society Meeting: Helen Foster


The Scran Trust provides educational access to digital materials representing material culture and history. This is provided through the wholly owned trading arm Scran Ltd. They are one of the largest educational online services in the UK supporting over 4,000 schools, libraries, colleges and universities.

Thursday 9th April 2015

- Society Meeting: Margaret Fox

"Crimes of Heinous Nature"

Thursday 14th May 2015

- Society Meeting: Lorna Kinnaird

"Guild of One Name Studies"

Lorna who is the Regional Representative for Scotland-South of the Guild of One Name Studies, will be talking about what the G.O.O.N.S. is and how it can help with family history of a particular surname. She will cover how to start a study, record and locate sources. The Guild of One Name Studies is a world-wide organisation with representatives in many countries. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in a surname and the new member can take full advantage of a large number of benefits and a network of support.

Thursday 11th June 2015

- Society Meeting: Barry Duncan

"The Cameronian Regiment"

Thursday 10th September 2015

- Society Meeting: Ken Nisbet, Secretary of SAFHS

"The Gretna Rail Disaster"

Thursday 8th October 2015

- Society Meeting: Chris Paton

"History of Scottish Marriages"

Thursday 12th November 2015

- Society Meeting: a film by Tom Marchant

"Bridges of Glasgow"

Speakers at Society meetings occasionally may change at the last minute, due to circumstances beyond our control.