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Future Meetings

AGM & GM - 18 March 2017

he Annual General Meeting and General Meeting will be held on Saturday 18th March 2017 at City Hall, Gorsed Gardens Road, Cardiff CF10 3ND. The Annual General Meeting will commence at 1.30pm promptly immediately followed by the General Meeting.

Further details will be made available nearer the time.

Recent Meetings

AGM at Manchester Town Hall 19 March 2016

Manchester Town Hall is one of the most imposing edifices in the North of England. Its spacious Mayor's Parlour was the venue for our Annual General Meeting.

In the morning, representatives of 28 member societies gathered for an opportunity to meet each other and also our Trustees informally. There was also a short talk by Ann Hicks, who has recently taken on the role of Society Liaison Officer.

The business meeting in the afternoon heard from Francis Howcutt about the successful conclusion of negotiations for a new contract with FindMyPast. Over 48 million records are currently placed on the FMP site via the Federation, earning royalties for the copyright owners. All those currently using this service have been invited to come on board with the new agreement.

Member societies can consult the draft minutes of the meeting by visiting the members only area of this site.

General Meeting at Coalbrookdale 19 September 2015

Steve Benson and Malcolm Austen

Representatives of our member societies met at this event which took place in Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Shropshire where, during the Industrial Revolution revolutionary techniques made Coalbrookdale the most famous ironworks in the world.

During the morning a mini seminar Society Membership – Time to Act! was held. Attendees enjoyed a light lunch before the afternoon meeting.

Reports from the Executive and Services Company were followed by a lively question and answer session.

The photograph shows Stephen Benson (left), Chairman, presenting Malcolm Austen with a gift from the committee marking the end of his seven year term as a trustee and member of the Executive Committee. Malcolm was thanked for all he had done for the FFHS during his term of office. Most recently he served as IT/Communications Officer. The FFHS were grateful to members of Shropshire FHS for their help and assistance during the event.

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