Talk Schedule

January 10th

Winter Break

Please be aware there is no talk in January as we are on our winter break.

February 14th

Archive Film Evening

This months talk is a showing of an archive film on a variety of aspects of local history. A great...

March 14th

Essex Country Houses

An illustrated talk by Ben Cowell, director of Historic Houses, on Essex Country Houses. These are listed buildings or designated...

April 11th

Gardens In The City Of London

An illustrated talk by Alison Woollard, a registered City of London guide. Photo: Salters' Gardens and London Wall. The garden...

May 9th

The Parish Chest

A talk by John Woollard on Parish Chests. These were used to store important parish records and legal documents. Photo:...

June 13th

The Only Coastal Way Is Essex

Tony Tuckwell, one of our favourite speakers, returns to give a talk on the important historical events associated with the...

July 11th

Outside Talk: Ridgewell Airfield Museum

Our outside talk for 2019 will be given by our guide Paul Bingley who will give a short talk at...

August 8th

Summer Break

Please be aware there is no talk in August as we are on our summer break.

September 12th

The Witches Of Elizabethan Essex

A talk by Kate Cole who is an author, genealogist and historian specializing in the history of the East of...

October 10th

Wethersfield Beneath Our Feet

An illustrated talk by Howard Davis on the artefacts he has found when metal detecting in our area. Some dating...

November 14th

Navigation On The Stour

A talk by Paul Gallifant with archive photographs of the barges and the people who worked on the river. Photo:...

December 12th

Christmas Meeting

An evening of light hearted entertainment with a Christmas theme and seasonal refreshments. The photo shown here is of the...

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