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    So you want to get back before 1837? Family History workshops - Bolton Central Library

    Tutor, Rita Greenwood, from the Bolton & District Family History Society, will show you more advanced sources for family history research through a series of five workshops held on the following Saturdays at 10am: 28 February - Parish Records: How can you use them to further your research, 7 March - The Parish Chest: Studying the contents of the parish chest and how they can assist in locating ancestors in parishes where they were not born, 14 March - Illegitimacy: How to go about proving who the father of an illegitimate child was, 21 March - Pre-1858 probate: Most researchers will find wills relating to their ancestors but Rita will show you how to use them to further your research? 28 March - What next?: Further sources to be used by advanced researchers. Researchers of all abilities are welcome. The cost for the five workshops is £25 and includes refreshments. To book a place, please call Barbara Owen on 01204 309515.

    Sat 28 February to Sat 28 March, 10am

    Admission: £25 for the five workshops

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    Bug Hunt - Smithills Hall

    What types of insects will we find in the grounds of Smithills Hall Museum? Once we have had a look at them we’ll let them go. Free event. Sessions are 11am - 12pm and 1pm - 2pm. Call 01204 332377 to book a place. Suitable for ages 5+ and wear suitable clothing.

    Wed 01 April, 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Easter Egg Hunt - Hall i' th' Wood

    See how many eggs you can find around the grounds of Hall i’ th’ Wood. Free event, no need to book.

    Tue 31 March, 12.30pm to 2.30pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Crafternoons - Hall i' th' Wood Museum

    Come along on the first Saturday of every month for free family friendly activities. Activities are from 1pm to 3pm. Suitable for all ages no need to book.

    Sat 06 June, 1pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Crafternoons - Hall i' th' Wood Museum

    Come along on the first Saturday of every month for free family friendly activities. Activities are from 1pm to 3pm. Suitable for all ages no need to book.

    Sat 02 May, 1pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Crafternoons - Hall i' th' Wood Museum

    Come along on the first Saturday of every month for free family friendly activities. Activities are from 1pm to 3pm. Suitable for all ages no need to book.

    Sat 04 April, 1pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE

  • Family events

    Easter Egg Hunt - Hall i' th' Wood

    See how many eggs you can find around the grounds of Hall i’ th’ Wood. Free event, no need to book.

    Tue 31 March, 12.30pm to 2.30pm

    Admission: FREE