Joy Bullivant,of the Time Walk project, is thinking of setting up a social group for historians. I’ve posted the details and Joy’s email address below, so if you might be interested in having a coffee and a chat with some fellow historical researchers drop her an email!
“Calling History Researchers
Are you a Local Historian living in Sheffield? Do your relatives and friends back away when you try to tell them about some new document you have found? Are you left sometimes wondering whether it’s something wrong with you or maybe there are others with the same problem? Do you go to a strange Archive and wish you’d known about it beforehand when the Archivist fixes you with a fierce stare because you have omitted some vital piece of procedure? If someone doesn’t answer your enquiry is it because you have somehow offended, or because that person has a tendency to travel a lot, and they will get back to you?
Would you like to share your triumphs frustrations and puzzles with like-minded individuals for a coffee and a natter? Contact me and if I get enough interest we will set up a regular meetup. My idea initially is just a social meet up but obviously its up to who comes along as to where, when, and how we do things. I meet a lot of great amateur historians who find even within local history groups they are left with no one talk to. So what if you have been searching for a Saxon horse shoe mentioned in a document for 10 years? You will get a sympathetic ear and even possibly someone who knows another avenue to explore.”
Contact Joy Bullivant at firstname.lastname@example.org.