Burntwood Family History Group holds two meetings each month. They take place in Burntwood at The Old Mining College Centre, Queen Street, Chasetown, WS7 4QH and run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Refreshments are provided and are included in the admission fee of £1.00 for members and £2.00 for non-members. A full list of forthcoming meetings is given below.

At our formal meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month we usually have a guest speaker to talk to us on a topic related to family, local or social history.

On the 4th Monday of the month we hold a drop-in surgery for members and non-members researching their family history or seeking help with their research. Visitors to the drop-in surgeries have access to the Old Mining College IT Suite and the members library.

Please note that alternative Monday dates are scheduled when there is a clash with a Bank Holiday and the Old Mining College Centre is closed.

Click here for a map showing the location of the Old Mining College

Formal meetings on the 2nd Monday in the month


Monday 14 October:  Keith Rothery “The History of Methodism - Its Divisions and Its Unions”

Monday 11 November:  Anthony Hunt “The History of Horse Racing in Hednesford”

Monday 9 December:  Christmas Social Evening with quiz and buffet


Monday 13 January: Ned Williams “Palaces for the People”   

Monday 10 February: Peter Bates “The Transportation of Convicts to Australia”

Monday 9 March: Anthony Poulton-Smith “The Saxon Era - Why the Dark Ages were anything but dark”

Monday 13 April: Meeting with Guest Speaker

Monday 11 May: Karen Evans “A Grim Almanac of Staffordshire”

Monday 8 June: Steve Booth “The Golden Age of Stagecoaching”

Monday 13 July: Mary Bodfish “Cavalier Dogs and Roundhead Rogues”

Monday 10 August: Eric Newton “Life and Times of a Busker”

Monday 14 September: BFHG Annual General Meeting, followed by 10-minute talks by BFHG members

Monday 12 October: Anthony Hunt “The last lady to be hanged in Staffordshire - Sarah Westwood”

Monday 9 November: Mick Byrne and David Bardell “The Crimson Fields”

Monday 14 December: Christmas Social Evening with quiz and buffet

Drop-in surgeries normally on the 4th Monday in the month


Monday 23 September:  Drop-in Surgery

Monday 28 October:  Drop-in Surgery

Monday 25 November:  Drop-in Surgery

There is no Drop-in Surgery in December


Monday 27 January: Drop-In Surgery

Monday 24 February: Drop-In Surgery

Monday 23 March: Drop-In Surgery

Monday 27 April: Drop-In Surgery

Monday 25 May: Drop-In Surgery

Monday 22 June: Drop-In Surgery

Monday 27 July: Drop-In Surgery

Monday 24 August: Drop-In Surgery

Monday 28 September: Drop-In Surgery

Monday 26 October: Drop-In Surgery

Monday 23 November: Drop-In Surgery

There is no Drop-in Surgery in December