A HISTORY society will begin its new season with an informal session to encourage newcomers.

Leigh Family History Society hopes to encourage more people to take up the hobby and start researching their family history when it starts its autumn season on Tuesday, August 20, at 7.30pm in the Derby Rooms at the Turnpike Centre.

Members will be available to help and explain how they have found clues in their own research. Admission is £1 and includes tea and biscuits.