Family History Fair 2023

Despite the miscaculation on space available, the fair was a big success. By mid morning over 100 visitors had attended to see the rich variety of heritage and history available to the public of our city.

Here are a few images of the fair below. Click on an image to enlarge. More to follow.

Our raffle was very well supported with the opportunity to win a 12 month Find My Past Pro subscription, amongst other great prizes.

All the prizes have now been claimed and all the funds will go towards our next fair and our valuable efforts in preserving historical records through transcription projects.

We thank all the exhibitors and visitors, who despite some issues with regards to space, thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the atmosphere in the main hall was brilliant. The manager of the building remarked afterwards, what a delight to see so many really nice people at your fair!


Just a quick note to say thanks for Saturday. It was a new type of event for us and we seemed to receive lots of interest so it was a success. Tho’ we were shattered afterwards.


I had a lovely interesting day and was made very welcome and was very well looked after.


What a lovely crowd of visitors – many newcomers to DDFHS – and for me a great pleasure to meet in person those ‘met’ through zoom or email.