What we get up to .....
We are a friendly group of people, mainly from Tharston but some from neighbouring villages, who meet bi-monthly on the last Wednesday of the month (March, May, July, September and November), currently we are looking into venues, when we either have a visiting speaker, one of our members speaks or we have a "bring it to the meeting" session. Normally we start at 7.15 p.m. with refreshments for a 7.30 p.m. meeting start. See the next section below for details of our next meeting.
Some of our members have projects they are working on and they usually update the meetings on how they are proceeding, as well as asking for help.
If you have any ideas about future meeting topics or would be prepared to talk on a topic you have an interest in, please Contact us.
Our next meeting - Thursday, 24th May, 2023
The next meeting of the Tharston History Society will be on Wednesday, 24th May, to be held at Wacton Village Hall, starting at 7:15pm for tea and biscuits for a 7:30pm start.
We have Andrew Tullett giving a talk entitled "Norfolk mills – on a stick", a talk about the county's wind and water mills, and the stories associated with some of the Machines and the people who ran them. Andrew gave the same talk to the Diss Family History Group a few weeks ago which I've been told was extremely well received.
The cost will be donations of £3 for THS members and £4 for guests to help defray expenses – everyone welcome. We would be really grateful if you could let us know if you will be attending by email to email@example.com so we know how many to cater for.
Members projects ...
Our members are an active group and we have a separate page which gives information on the Projects that our members are currently undertaking.
Requests for help ...
If you have any information about Tharston, its history or the people who lived there, or could perhaps help us in some way please visit the Help page.
Following a request from members at one of our meetings we are undertaking a project on collecting reminiscences about Tharston and the surrounding area. These could be anything from what it was like at school, the village fete, activities as a youngster or anything that is relevant to Tharston and the local area.
If you would like to help please download our questionaire, complete it as many times as you like and return to us. If you can email them to us then do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or make Contact and we'll make the necessary arrantgements.
A copy of the questionaire is available in MS Word or PDF format for downloading.
The One Hour Challenge
Do you have ancestors who lived in Tharston or a nearby village around 1900? If so, members of the THS would like to take on the challenge of finding out as much as we can about a line of your family in one hour. This has been tried by other societies and has proved to be most informative and enjoyable for all concerned. Many families have used this as a springboard to undertake more detailed research of their own.
Should we undertake this, the results of our findings will be presented at one of our meetings and a copy given to the family. Please note that nothing will be presented at any meeting which is remotely contentious or embarrassing without the express permission of the family. Contact us if you would like us to undertake this.
Page last updated: 26 July 2019 by NP