A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Local Society: Letchworth Garden City

Category Arts and Crafts

'Founded in 1955 with the aim of helping bring together the community of craft Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Rather than set up another organisation for individual craft people we chose the path of becoming an Association of Guilds - an umbrella body to which regional or local Guilds are affiliated. The aim is to support those regional Guilds by operating at a larger scale with National Conferences, National Exhibitions, Competitions, publications and recognised qualifications certifying individuals' high level of achievement and competence in their chosen craft. We now have over 100 member Guilds representing over 5000 crafts-people.'

'Previously known as the Stevenage & District Astronomical Society, LDAS moved to a new home in 1991, and the society changed its name to reflect the move. With over 100 members from all over the region, ranging from interested amateurs to those with sophisticated home observatories, LDAS is a friendly and welcoming society whose main aim is to promote the enjoyment of looking to the stars through meetings and public events ... LDAS meet ... on the last Wednesday of each month, from 1930hrs. The meetings feature an external guest speaker presenting on an astronomy topic of interest. Occasionally LDAS hold other meetings featuring presentations or workshops by members of the society.'

'Founded in February 1995 by an enthusiastic group of amateur family historians and we have continued to grow ... We range from complete beginners to very well informed amateurs and we welcome anybody with an interest in their family history. Our members' interests cover most areas in Great Britain and some further afield. Very few, if any, are looking for their ancestors locally. For this reason we do not have talks that concentrate on local history but we look at the subject from a broader angle.'

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