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Halstead & District Local History Society

Halstead, Essex, England. Registered Charity No. 289304

Patron: Adrian Corder-Birch, D. L.,  President: Malcolm Root, FGRA

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40

1976 -2016

Years

Sharing Our Heritage

Programme of Events

All events take place at 7:30pm in the Baptist Church, Hedingham Road, Halstead unless otherwise stated

Our programme may change at short notice due to circumstances outside our control

January 2018

18th

The Society Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be followed by the traditional ‘Show & Tell’ where members are invited to bring along an item of local historical interest to share with the audience.

February 2018

15th

Anglican Clerical Characters

A talk by Roy Tricker Roy who spent 20 years teaching R.E. and 11 years with the Churches Conservation Trust. He has written guides to over 200 churches and led many walks exploring the beauty of church architecture.

March 2018

15th

"Weavers, Higglers and Moze Makers"

A talk by Michael Holland based on a document created by a parish overseer in preparation for the 1831 census. It detailed the names, addresses, occupations and employers of all labourers and artisans, resident at that time in Halstead. At the very end of the talk an explanation of the title, especially the higglers and moze makers, is given.

April 2018

19th

John Ray, Braintree’s Father of Natural History

Jenny Rowlar a trustee of The John Ray Trust will tell us about the life and achievements of John Ray, probably the most distinguished British natural historian of all time, and his association with the Essex town of Braintree.

May 2018

17th

The History of RAF Wethersfield and how I became the Curator

An illustrated talk by Ross Stewart.


June 2018

9th

Visit to Ridgewell Airfield Museum

Time to be confirmed.

July 2018

7th

Visit to Great Bardfield

The guided tour will take around 2 hours and will include the Bawden Room, Museum, Cage and Church. Cost £8 per person. Time to be confirmed.

July 2018

21st

Visit to Easton Park Gardens

2.00pm, £6.50 per person. The visit will last approximately 2 hours and will include a tour and talk about the history and renovation of the Gardens, a chance to look at the memorabilia and photographs in the archives and tea/coffee and home made cake. This is payable in advance, for a minimum of 10 people, and we will need final names no later than 21st June 2018.

September 2018

20th

Servants in Suffolk Country Houses, c1700 to c1900

A talk by Dr. Nick Sign, Vice-Chairman of Suffolk Local History Council, which examines the many different servant roles required to run a large country house, including below-stairs hierarchy, the different duties of male and female servants, methods of recruitment, servants' wages, working conditions and their living accommodation.

October 2018

18th

The Wild West Goes East  

A talk by Phil Lyons on Buffalo Bill's Wild West show tour of East Anglia in 1903 and in particular his  Colchester show.

November 2018

15th

The Vikings

David Austin will introduce us to the real Vikings, not the Hollywood and TV version. He has had a life-long interest in the Vikings, and his researches have taken him to York, Isle of Man, Ireland, Iceland, Norway and Denmark. He has also sailed a couple of replica Viking ships in Denmark!

December 2018

6th

To Be Arranged