Just a Family History minute
with apologies and acknowledgement to the BBC*

At the December Zoom meetings (12th and 13th), we will be playing Just a Family History Minute. We had a great deal of fun playing this last year for our Christmas party, so by request have agreed to repeatthe game. If you are interested in participating you will need to scribble a few words about your family member, or other family history related topic. It’s a good idea to read it out loud to time yourself to one minute.

Marda Dixon published her contribution in the March edition of our journal, so you might like to re-read it to get an idea of the number of words.

We adjusted the BBC’s rules a bit, so although no deviation is allowed, as in the original rules, hesitation is permissible and repetition is mandatory as you must hide a word in your one-minute-talk and repeat it at least four times. Words such as because, therefore, etc., are excluded from this rule and 'great' does not count. Topics can be anything connected with your family history and the aim of the game is for others to guess your hidden word.

If you would just like to join us and try to spot the hidden word you would be very welcome, as we did not have a 100% success rate here.

Just register as normal for a Zoom meeting.
*For overseas members and non-radio 4 listeners, Just a Minute is a panel game broadcast by the BBC on Radio 4. Participants have to speak for one minute without hesitation, deviation or repetition. Originally chaired by Nicolas Parsons, it is now hosted by Sue Perkins. Panellists have included people such as Kenneth Williams, Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo and Paul Merton.


Click here for registration 12 December 8pm{GMT}

Click here for registration 13 December 10am{GMT}