AUDLEY AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

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Welcome

 

Audley Knight

          

Audley Parish is situated in the rolling hills of North Staffordshire and has a long and interesting history, including farming and a period of intensive coal mining.

 

Since 1986 the Audley and District Family History Society has been working to make records available for Audley and its adjoining parishes.

 

Our records are based on the ancient ecclesiastical parish of Audley, which comprises of Audley Township, Bignall End, Halmer End, Knowle End, Park End, Eardley End and Talke.

The adjoining area comprises of the ancient parishes of Barthomley and Church Lawton in Cheshire, and Wolstanton, Keele, Madeley and Betley in Staffordshire. (see Records for full details).

 

Audley District Map

 

Area covered by the Society.  Click to enlarge map.

 

We hold Research meetings every month, where we have much material available to look at. Non members are welcome to attend for a small fee (see Research).

 

Every two months a talk is held at The Audley Methodist Church Hall (see Talks).

 

 

If you wish to join the Audley and District Family History Society please go to the Joining Us page. You can now pay to join or renew using on-line payments.

 

The Society has a number of Publications for sale, including the annual Society Journal called the 'Audley Historian'. You can now buy publications on-line.                                                                                                                                                                                   

The Members' Area is now active. Old Audley has recently moved to the Members' Area and extracts of some old Audley St. James' parish magazines 1920-69 added.

If your interest is in the surname of Audley please go to http://audleyfamilyhistory.com

 


 

 

New Venue for Meetings and Talks

From 7th August 2019 all meetings and talks will be held at our new venue:

The Methodist. Church Hall is now open.

 

The next research meeting is on wednesday 2nd Febbruary, 2022, 2 - 4pm

Covid safety measures are in place, which we must comply with.

 

The Audley Methodist Church Hall, New Road, Bignall End, ST7 8QF.

 

Go here for map of location and images.

 

 

Updated 8 Jan 2022

Latest News
NEXT TALK

 

Friday, 4th February 2022

at

The Audley Methodist Church Hall, New Road, Bignall End, ST7 8QF.

 

Go here for map of location and images.

 


New Publication

 

NEW Publication - October 2021

Go to Publications

 

Life in the Wood - a history of the village of Wood Lane

by

Robert Mayer

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New Publication

 

2021 Audley Historian - Now Available

Audley Historian VOLUME 27- 2021

1

 

Now available to purchase from the usual outlets or

go to Publications Page

 

contents


 

Book Now Available Again

Go to Publications

 

Talke Pits: a former North Staffordshire mining village

by

Paul Dunning

 

launched on

Saturday 30th November, 2019

at

Talke Pits Library

 

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Recent Publications

Now Available

 

1.Audley Historian VOLUME 27- 2021

1

 

Now available to purchase from the usual outlets or

go to Publications Page

 

contents

 

 

2. MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS
AT THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN
ALSAGERS BANK, STAFFORDSHIRE

go here.

 

3. MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS
AT AUDLEY METHODIST CEMETERY
CHAPEL STREET, BIGNALL END
STAFFORDSHIRE

go here.

 

 

4.THE DIGLAKE DISASTER

by William Cooke

 

(click to enlarge)

Available from the Publications page.

£7.50 non-members (incl. p&p UK)

£6.50 members (incl. p&p UK)

 

 

 

 


 

Victims of the Minnie Pit Disaster 1918

 

Amendments and corrections to our publication.

 

Since publication, several errors in the text have been pointed out. They are here.

 


 

Members' Newsletter
 

 

The March, June, September and November 2021 newsletters are in the Members' Area.

 

 

 

Members' Area

 

Extracts of Audley St. James' Parish Magazine from 1920-69 have been added. More will be added.

 

Old Audley now in Members' Area.

 

A new addition under 14 Documents are scans of bills from Old Hayswood Collieries, Halmerend, 1889-1891