Manchester Central Library: Hilary Hartigan

Looking forward to our next Anglo Scots meeting

Scots Marriage: Instantly Buckled for Life'

Chris Paton will enlighten, and no doubt entertain us, with a talk about Scottish marriages, how and where they could be conducted, how to find records of them and - maybe - how to get out of a Scottish marriage of the times - was it possible? 

Saturday, 18th September at 2pm, please see meetings page for details.

At the time of writing, Covid-19 restrictions eased and Manchester Central Library looks forward to welcoming visitors once again.

Most restrictions have been removed but some restrictions, especially relating to the wearing of face masks and keeping safe distances, remain in place or are requested by venues. Some meetings will be online, and some meetings can be held at the library, so please check our meetings page before attendig a meeting.

The Metrolink stop is right outside the main entrance to the library, there is a taxi rank around the corner and bus stops and railway stations are quite close by.

If restrictions continue for a longer period, many organisations will be looking at other ways of creating events and we will also endeavour to play our part. Please visit this page often, follow us on social media and check Eventbrite from time to time to find out what is happening. You can also subscribe to our email-newsletter, free to both members and non-members on our newsletter page and also sign up to occasional emails from the Anglo Scots here. In the meantime, members of the Anglo Scots can join the Society's message-based Forum where they will receive a friendly welcome and can ask questions of our knowledgeable members or help to answer queries from other members.

Gunner Arthur Wood

(C) Elaine Greensmith 2020

Elaine Greensmith has kindly transcribed and made available, for the MLFHS, her father’s diary of his ‘Adventures of No. 10 Mountain Battery’. It is evident from the transcript that the diary was written up as often as time allowed and placenames are recorded here as they appeared in the diary.