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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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    Celebrate World Book Day - An evening with popular crime writer Ann Cleeves - Bolton Central Library

    Author of the 'Shetland' series and Vera which is also a TV hit series, Ann Cleeves, will be joining us to celebrate World Book Day. Ann will be discussing her writing and there will be an opportunity to ask her questions. Light refreshments will be provided. Independent Book sellers Formby Books will be selling copies of Ann’s books. Call 01204 332209 to book a free place.

    Thu 05 March, 7pm

    Admission: FREE

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    Family History Course - Westhoughton Library

    Have you always wanted to research your family history? Margaret Calderbank from Bolton and District Family History Society can help you as she is running a five week course at Westhoughton Library from 10am to 12pm from Friday 27 February to Friday 27 March. The cost of the course is £15. Call Westhoughton Library on 01942 634640 book a place.

    Fri 27 February to Fri 27 March, 10am to 12pm

    Admission: Five week course £15

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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

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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 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

    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. This month we will be celebrating Shakespeare Week.

    Sat 07 March, 1pm to 3pm

    Admission: FREE