South Coast Family History Fair

25 Apr

The Pavilion Theatre, Worthing, West Sussex played host to the South Coast Family History Fair today. This is one of the smaller regional fairs that are held around the country.

The Pavilion, Worthing

There were the usual selection of exhibitors at the fair, a couple of national societies, several local societies (Sussex Family History Group, Hampshire Genealogical Society and West Surrey Family History Society) and the West Sussex Record Office.

There were several dealers of family history “stuff”, such as books, maps, accessories, CDs and software. There were also three postcards dealers as well, and I came away with four more postcards for my collection.

The attendance seemed down on last year, by virtue of the fact that it was not as crowded as last year, but I could be wrong. Looking at the photo above you might think that everyone was outside enjoying the sunshine, but despite appearances we have had some rain and there was quite a strong wind, so it wasn’t quite as nice as it looks.

There wasn’t really anything that I was after at the fair today, I really just went to have a look around and see if there was anything new on offer. I did feel that there was not really anything new there to make it worth my while. I think I will need to move outside my Sussex research “comfort zone” and head to the Kent Family History Fair on Sunday 6th June 2010 to get a greater benefit.

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