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|Title:||Doncaster Heritage Festival 2013|
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History is set to come alive this month thanks to Doncaster’s third Heritage Festival.
Doncaster Libraries, in partnership with Doncaster Museums, Doncaster Minster and the Tourist Information Centre, are celebrating the borough’s heritage with the third Doncaster Heritage Festival.
Doncaster Local Studies Library, in collaboration with the borough's Archives Department, has organized a packed, heritage-themed programme of events to bring the town’s past to life.
Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, said: ‘This festival offers a window into Doncaster’s vibrant history and a chance for people to learn new skills.
Highlights include an opportunity to find out more about our splendid Minster, a chance to gain skills that will enable you to look into your own family history and events offering an insight into the history of Hyde Park Cemetery and the servants of Cusworth Hall.’
Deputy Mayor Cynthia Ransome said: ‘This varied and illuminating festival highlights the excellent work our award winning libraries do all year round and shows how much Doncaster Libraries and Archives, Doncaster Museums, Doncaster Minster and the Tourist Information Centre have to offer.’
The festival will be launched on National Libraries Day (Saturday 9th Feb) with two events.
The tenth annual Doncaster Local History Fair will be held between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 9th February at Doncaster Museum, Chequer Road. Local and family history societies together with commercial groups will be on hand to offer advice and displays.
The Doncaster and District Family History Society will be launching a new genealogical service in conjunction with Doncaster Local Studies Library at the Central Library, Waterdale, on the same day, between 9.30am-5pm.
During a packed fortnight of events Doncaster Heritage Festival will include mainstream and nationally renowned speakers.
Doncaster Heritage Festival Events
Below is a list of the events taking place during the festival, for more details can be found on
Doncaster Local History Fair 2013
The Sand House: A Victorian Marvel: a talk by Richard Bell
Two Norman Towns: Bawtry and Tickhill a talk by Prof. David Hey
Guided Heritage Walk: South
Archives Open Day: School records
Cusworth Cooks and Nannies: The secret life of the servants of Cusworth Hall.
Family History for Beginners Workshop part 1: Sources
Family History for Beginners Workshop part 2: Internet sites
Enemies at the Gate: English castles under siege a talk by Julian Humphrys
The Battle of Wakefield 1460: a talk by Helen Cox
Guided Heritage Walk: North
Who Do You Think You Are? a talk by Nick Barratt
The Great Fire: a talk by Clive Howarth
Guided Walk at Hyde Park Cemetery: ‘Doncaster’s Mayors’
The Archaeology of the Minster: a talk by Peter Robinson
Palaeography workshop: how to read old documents
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