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Bradford Family History Society

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presentation “Life and Death on Yorkshire’s Waterways”

Drawing on his extensive research into 19th and early 20th century Yorkshire watermen families, David Scrimgeour will share what he has learned about the BMD facts so important to family historians. Illustrated with examples peculiar to life on the waterways this is not a presentation for the faint hearted. The happy events of births and marriages are outweighed by the many unnatural deaths associated with what was a very, very hazardous occupation for the watermen and their families.

The meeting will take place:

In person at Bradford Mechanics Institute, 76 Kirkgate, Bradford, BD1 1SZ (2nd floor). Look for the blue library sign at the TJ Hughes end of Kirkgate. Press the button on the door outside marked 2nd floor for entry. Entrance Fee will be £1.50 for Members and £2.50 for non-members.  

Via Zoom – Please logon to the Members Area of our website and then book a place. The cost will be £2 via PayPal. The Zoom link will be sent out a few days before the meeting. Please check your spam/junk mail for the email. Booking will close at 9pm (UK Time) the day before.   

Doors open / Zoom meeting will start at 10:00am and the talk will commence at 10:30am.


October 3
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Bradford Mechanics Institute
Bradford Institute, 76 Kirkgate, Bradford, BD1 1SZ
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1SZ United Kingdom
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