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12 August 2019 - 18 August 2019
12 August 2019 - 18 August 2019
Lecture - 10:30am - 12:30pm  Lacemakers of Calais

Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

Presenter: Gillian Kelly   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

Before the industrial revolution, Nottingham was the heartland of English lacemaking. When the craft was mechanised the traditional lace artisans settled in France, where lace was still being made by hand.

Then came the revolution of 1848, which turned the Nottingham artisans out of France.Three shiploads of them came to Australia in 1848 to make a new life (

Come and hear their story.

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Hands On Session - 10:30am - 12:30pm  Hands On @ 379 FamilySearch

Location: 2/379 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

FamilySearch is a huge resource. This computer session will show you what’s there and improve your search techniques so you can find the information you need. Beginners are welcome. Limit 14