Local and family history activities

The following sessions are run by the Heritage Service at Redbridge Central Library.

 

Jef Page, President of Ilford Historical Society will talk on the history of public houses in Ilford and the growth of the Temperance Movement.

Venue: Redbridge Central Library, Heritage Centre

Date and time: Wednesday 27 February  from 2pm to 3pm

Cost: Free, please book at the library or on Eventbrite

 

Find out how to trace your female ancestors using genealogical resources at Redbridge Heritage Centre. The challenge of tracing the female line of your family is often more difficult than tracing the male lines.  Find out tips to help you grow the female branches of your family tree.

This event celebrates Women’s History Month.

Venue: Redbridge Central Library, Heritage Centre

Date and time: Wednesday 6 March from 11am to midday

Cost: Free, please book at the library or on Eventbrite

 

Pat was a member of staff in Local Studies at Redbridge Central Library.  She had a keen interest in the the suffragette history of the area and developed this interesting walk.  Come and Celebrate Women's History Month and soak up the history.

Venue: Meet  Redbridge Central Library foyer 

Date and Time: Wednesday  20 March 1:45pm for 2:00pm start. Walk will end at 4:00pm at Valentines Park Cafe.

Cost: Free. Please book at the library 020 8708 2409 or email rhonda.brooks@visionrcl.org.uk

 

Do you love community stories? Come and join the conversation as African and Caribbean women share personal stories and reflections of those 'Wonder Women' who inspired them, shaped their lives and influenced their settlement in Redbridge - contributing to 100 years of Redbridge History.

Venue: Redbridge Central Library, Heritage Centre

Date and Time: Thursday 21 March 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Cost: Free. Please book at the library 020 8708 2414 or email rhonda.brooks@visionrcl.org.uk

 

Get help to start uncovering your family history using library resources such as Ancestry and Find My Past. 

Book your free session in advance at the library or by calling  020 8708 2417. 

 

Join one of these groups to learn how to find information about your ancestors, or to share your knowledge with like-minded people if you are an experienced researcher. Anyone with an interest in the subject is welcome.

These groups are free and booking is not required:

  • Gants Hill Library, first and third Wednesday of the month from 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Redbridge Central Library, third Thursday of the month from 2pm to 3pm. For details and to book a place on special 'Tracing your House History' sessions contact the library
  • South Woodford Library and Gym, third Thursday of the month from 10.30am to midday.

 

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