Monday, August 09, 2010

Borders FHS Silver Julilee

Hello All -

Got this email about the upcoming Borders Family History Society Silver Jubilee coming in October. Looks like it should be a good day out for all.

In September 2010, Borders Family History Society will be 25 years old.

To celebrate our silver jubilee we’re planning a family and local history fair and conference on Saturday, 9th October in Melrose, at which one of our founder members, the noted local author, Norrie McLeish, will be giving the keynote lecture, and we will have three other lectures during the day. Refreshments will be available.

Access to the public is from 10am to 4pm.Stall set-up is between 9am and 10am and dismantling between 4pm and 5pm.

The event will be held in the Corn Exchange and Ormiston Institute, Melrose, TD6 9PN - see map at

The building is situated right on Market Square, so there'll be lots of shoppers passing the door, and admission is free, so there'll be every reason for people to come in.

Would you like a table to display your goods and services ?
We're charging paid-up members of the Society £25, and non-members £30 per table.
I'm sending this invitation out to more organisations than there are tables available, in the expectation that some organisations won't be available to come, so it's a case of "first come, first served" for tables.
In addition to booking a table, if you provide a link on your website to the Borders Family History Society website , you can also have a link to your website on our conference page at no extra cost.

There may be additional tables available, depending on the number of organisations accepting.

If you are interested, please let me know by email by 15th August.
We will be seeking payment for tables shortly after that.
There is a limited amount of power and you would need to bring your own extension lead. We are required by the Council to advise you that all electrical equipment must have a valid Portable Appliance Test certificate, and is in a safe and sound condition and complies with all relevant safety regulations. We certainly expect you to switch off equipment when you're away from it.So far as we know, there is currently no WiFi access.There is wheelchair access to the building and a toilet for people with disabilities.

Please note that although there are some adjacent parking spaces, these are normally occupied, so you'll probably need to unload your car at the door, and then find somewhere to park. There are 3 car parks in Melrose (2 free and 1 paid) and a very limited amount of short stay street parking.

Come to our conference on 9th October - more details at

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