Family and Community Historical Research Society Conference

Event date: 11th May 2019

Type of Event: Local History Event

Event Location: Queens Road Baptist Church, Coventry, CV1 3EG

Exploring Communities of Dissent

9.30-10.00       Registration and Refreshments

10.00-10.45    Welcome and Annual General Meeting – Valerie Sanders

10.45-11.00    Results of Paul Newton Taylor Award and Pen and Sword Competition

11.00-12.00    ‘A Victorian Cultural revolution: English Nonconformists and the Rise of Sport’

                        Professor Hugh McLeod, School of History and Cultures, Birmingham University

12.00-12.45    Reflections on the Communities of Dissent Project so far – Dr. Kate Tiller

12.45-1.45       Lunch

1.45-2.25         ‘Religious Intolerance in Clive, Shropshire in 1881’ – Alison Shepherd

2.25-3.05         ‘Free Church co-operation in Basingstoke, Hampshire’ – Roger Ottewill

3.05-3.45         ‘Consolidation and Decline: the Methodist experience in 19th century Madeley, Shropshire’ – Dr Andrew Coles

3.45-4.15         Questions to panel of speakers and further discussion

4.15                 Closing remarks – Val Sanders

There will be a display of books for purchase


Sunday 12th May 2019

A Practical Skills Workshop at Citrus Hotel, Ryton on Dunsmore CV8 3DY 9.30-12.30

‘Researching and analyzing rank, status and occupation in family and community history’

Led by Dr. Kate Tiller and Dr. Frances Richardson


Overnight Accommodation

Committee members will be staying at the Citrus Hotel and hope that those of you requiring overnight accommodation will join them there. As usual there will be the opportunity to dine together on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Book direct on 02476 301585 and please mention the FACHRS Conference as they have set aside some rooms for us. If you require dinner, ask about the Dinner, Bed and Breakfast offer.


Tickets and booking

Tickets:  £20 each to include buffet lunch and the optional skills workshop. Book your ticket via FACHRS Treasurer, 255 Willington Road, Kirton End, Boston, Linc PE20 1NW

or online at

On booking, please confirm whether you will be joining the Committee members for dinner on one or both nights and if you would like to attend the workshop.