Local and Family History Bookfair

THE annual Local and Family History Bookfair will be held in the Treasure House at Beverley on Saturday October 20.

The bookfair is hosted by the East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service and is now in its 26th year. The event will be opened by the chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Coun Chad Chadwick, at 10am.

The bookfair provides a meeting point and focus for everyone interested in local and family history and heritage. This year there are 25 organisations taking part, including the archives and local studies service, local and family history societies, local publishers, booksellers and specialist interest groups.

The event is an opportunity to buy a wide range of books, pamphlets and maps, as well as a chance to meet other local and family history enthusiasts.

The fair will also host the launch of the archives’ own range of DVDs, made up of footage from the film and sound archives in the Treasure House.

The range comprises eight, one-hour presentations on topics including Beverley in the days of ‘black and white’, 1960s Beverley, the East Yorkshire railways in the 50s and 60s before Dr Beeching, Beverley industry and many more.

The films provide a nostalgic view of East Riding heritage and this is the first opportunity to buy the DVDs.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

The fiar will be open from 10am to 4pm. For more information, contact the archives and local studies service on (01482) 392790.