"Family History and the Media:
Behind the Scenes of Who Do You Think You Are? "
a Zoom talk by Dr Nick Barratt on Monday 15th February


An apology from our Chairman:

On behalf of Alde Valley Suffolk family History Group, I would like to apologise to those of our members who were unable to join the recent inspirational talk by Dr Nick Barratt, because of intermittent technical problems associated with ‘btinternet’ (plus Talk21 and Yahoo) e-mail addresses.  While the situation was beyond our control, it was particularly frustrating to be invaded by ‘gremlins’ at the start of such a popular event.

The good news is that Nick Barratt generously allowed us to record his slide-free presentation, and we are now making an audio file available, although we had to reduce its size by removing the closing Q&A session and applying a degree of compression.  However, I can guarantee that you still won’t be disappointed by the content and the effortless style with which Nick delivered his enthralling talk about the  birth and early years of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?'.

Once again, please accept my apologies to a number of members who couldn’t attend the event, and I hope to see you again very soon.

Chris Broom



The videos below are all publicly available, and can be viewed by clicking on the relevant image.
Cecil Lay, innovative architect of local buildings, including Aldringham Baptist Church  Martello Tower Z at Alderton title page of Family History Federation's podcast on the 1939 Register
1964 Anglia TV documentary,
"A Gentleman of Suffolk",
about Cecil Lay of Aldringham,
architect of several local buildings
"Martello Tower Historical Virtual Tour"
of Suffolk Tower Z at Alderton,
a "Touching the Tide" initiative
This is the first publicly-available
podcast in a series being produced
by the Family History Federation.
You can subscribe via a podcast feed.



Paid-up members can click on the appropriate image for access to each episode/Chapter of Sarah Doig's talking-book.
All eight passwords are listed on Maggie Strutt's email of 17/08/2020 at 19:03.  This series is available here until the end of the year.
New (or renewing) members are always most welcome – please visit our Membership page.
front cover of Sarah Doig's book   Queen Boudica's statue by Westminster Bridge   William Conqueror's portrait from the Bayeux Tapestry   Death of Wat Tyler during the Peasants' Revolt   portrait of Mary I as princess in 1544
Sarah's "Writing" webpage Early Suffolk   Norman Suffolk Medieval Suffolk: Revolt Tudor Suffolk: Mary I
Walpole Old Chapel    exterior of Slaughden's quatrefoil Martello Tower    Parham railway station in Victorian times    aerial view of south Felixstowe during the 1953 floods
Stuart Suffolk   Georgian Suffolk   Victorian Suffolk   Twentieth Century Suffolk
and Suffolk Today
Felixstowe, 1953 floods
Walpole Old Chapel Slaughden Martello Tower "CC" Parham railway station