Root Cellar

At the Root Cellar, manned by Society volunteers, all the Society's published transcriptions may be consulted and / or purchased. There is also a  collection of genealogical fiche, film and booklet resources available for reference. Full details of the Society's publications are in the online store. The store also has a number of books of interest to Family and Local History Researchers.

A suite of computers is available for family history research and the Society provides access to Ancestry ( library edition ), Find My Past, the Society Oracle database as well as a number of additional Society Resources.

 There is also an extensive Library of Genealogy related books , most of which are available for loan.

The society also operates a Research Service where research requests will be undertaken. Charges made for this service are an important contribution towards the society running costs.

To help offset the Root Cellar running costs members are asked to contribute £1.00 and non Members £2.00 for each session of using Root Cellar facilities.

Opening Hours:

Monday:  2.00pm to 4.30pm.
Tuesday:  2.00pm to 4.30pm.
Wednesday:  10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm.
Thursday:  2.00pm to 4.30pm, and alternate Thursday evenings, 7.00pm to 9.30pm
... Please note Thursday evening opening is "By Appointment".  Please telephone the Root Cellar (during opening hours) to arrange an appointment.
Friday: 10.30am to 1.00pm   (Starting 13th January 2017)
Saturday:  2.00pm to 4.30pm.

Before travelling a long distance to visit the Root Cellar, it is advisable to telephone  01484 859229 (during above opening hours) before setting off to ensure that we are open.