Tue 10 Mar 2020
Steve Halliwell –
My Work as a Local History Detective.
Steve spoke to the Society several
years ago and his subject matter then was a fellow Prestonian
character, Moses Holden (1777-1864). Holden featured in this
talk too, the first one held at the Society’s new venue at
The fundamentals of the research into local
history and family history are inextricably linked. His talk
covered the wide range of resources, for example, public record
offices and reference libraries, that may be used in undertaking
His research into Moses Holden was an
example of many of these resources that may be used in building
a family tree and a more detailed local history.
the importance of small facts that can lead to the piecing
together to form a bigger picture.
A lively and informative
talk was concluded by a look at humorous, from a 21st century
standpoint, press cuttings from a selection of old newspapers.
Moses Holden (1777-1864)