Family and Social History Group

Family and Social History Group


Co-ordinator:  Allan Jones

Tel:   01565 633435




We are a small, friendly group who meet at 2 pm on the second Friday of every month at the Methodist church.  We are always looking for new members.  What we do varies a lot.  Sometimes we have a speaker, occasionally we go on trips, whilst other times we involve group members in a discussion-based gathering.  That is usually fascinating!


What we don’t normally do is carry out detailed research into our ancestors, but we can offer guidance to anyone wishing to start on that journey.


Below is a list of a few of the subjects we’ll be covering in the next few months, to give you a flavour of the range of things we do.

  • The history of Knutsford Prison.
  • The Egerton family.
  • Three Brown brothers – Victorian Entrepreneurs.
  • Victorian Workhouses.

In October 2019 we’re using a case study to show the huge range of websites that can be really useful in finding out about the lives of our ancestors.  It’s quite amazing the range of information that is available from sources you wouldn’t think would be of any use at all.  And most of these sources are free!

Finally, we will be having a table at the September meeting in the Methodist Church Hall, so do feel free to come along and have a chat.

Allan Jones

Group Coordinator

Tel 01565 633435