|Family History Fair - Saturday 4 October 2014|
Our 2014 Family History Fair will again be held at The Marlborough School just outside Woodstock.
As usual it will run from 10am to 4pm.
This venue has a generous flat exhibition area and ample car parking. The accessibility has been appreciated, and remarked upon, by both exhibitors and visitors alike.
The Family History Fairy will feature the usual assortment of visiting Societies, publishers, dealers in second hand books and postcards, and the like. Our own Society's range of transcripts and search services will be available for consultation, whilst we will also be manning a beginners' helpdesk. Additionally, there will be computing demonstrations, which will give advice on such things as which genealogical software package to choose, and the use of the internet in family history.
The stands will be spread across both the Marlborough Enterprise Centre (MEC) Hall and the adjoining Sports Hall.
Admission to the Family History Fair is free, as is the on-site car
And of course Oxfordshire Family History Society, plus our computer group with access to our own extensive database and Find My Past.
|How to get to the Marlborough Enterprise Centre|
By Bus from Oxford
Stagecoach S3 Service between Oxford and Chipping Norton runs every 30 minutes on Saturdays.
If you take this option, get off the bus outside Blenheim Palace gates
By Car from the North-West (A44)
It is possible to turn left in Woodstock onto Hensington Road and take the second right. After a short distance the MEC is on your left and the car park on your right just before the pedestrian crossing. However, this route involves narrow roads and unsigned turns, so we recommend that you drive through Woodstock, turn left at the A4095 roundabout and then follow the directions below.
By car from the North-East (A4260, A4095)
Turn right from the A4095 into Shipton Road (signed Hensington) and then follow as above.
By Car from the South
From the South-West (A4095) go straight ahead at the A44 roundabout.
|On-site Car Parking|
There are three car parking areas at the school:
one at the swimming pool on the right immediately before the school (on the left, after the school, coming from Woodstock)
the second as you enter the school grounds and drive towards the MEC on both sides of the road
for the third, enter the school grounds and turn left just before the MEC and then right
there is disabled parking immediately outside the MEC
Attendants will be on site to direct you to parking places.
It will be possible to get close to the hall early in the day for unloading,
and at the end of the day for loading up again.
|Contacting the Organiser|
Mrs Jenny Lee
Telephone: 01235 799374
For the "bigger picture" of Family History events around the UK (and some beyond) look at the GENUKI diary page GENEVA.
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