The Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS) is holding a one-day event on Saturday 22 February 2020 called “Unconventional Lives” to examine the lives of people whose culture or occupations meant they lived life on the move. Beverley Walker, Chair of the Romany and Traveller Family History Society, will be giving a talk about researching the lives of Romany Gypsies.

Also on the programme are the following talks:

• “The Fairground Calendar”: Graham Downie, Chair of the Fairground Association of Great Britain
• “From Fine Fabrics to Fur and Feathers”: Peter de Dulin, Dulin One-Name Study
• “Searching for Theatrical Ancestors”: Professor Katharine Cockin, Department of Literature, Film and Theatrical Studies, Essex University
• “The Remarkable Crichton: my elusive fascinating controversial ancestor”: Gillian Hunter

More information about the event?

The event takes place at Littleton Millennium Hall, The Hall Way, Littleton, Winchester SO22 6QL from 9.30am until 4.45pm. Get more information and how to book tickets from the GOONS website.