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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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Useful Links

The links contained on this page can be used to discover more about the history of your local area.

The Halstead & District Local History Society  take no responsibility for the accuracy or content of any of the links on this page.

Dip into the history of Essex towns, villages, parishes and people with History House.

The Essex Record Office collects and preserves the written, oral and visual heritage of Essex.

These links provide more information relating to this Historically important 13th Century Monastic Barn and National Trust property.

Visit the Halstead Town Council website to find out more about the town, it’s facilities and local events.

The University of East Anglia has recently released a fascinating collection of historic films from it’s collection, all free to view via the Internet.

Our Society aims to promote and encourage the public study of British Family History, genealogy, heraldry, and local history with particular reference to Essex.

This site contains a total of 6536 images from 444 churches.

At Braintree Museum the story of the Braintree District and its diverse industrial and cultural history unfolds.

The history of Earls Colne housed in a magnificent Victorian water tower.

A privately owned Postal History Museum in the heart of East Anglia. The collection has been built up over a number of years and now comprises 100 ex-British Post Office letter boxes together with 19 Stamp Vending Machines, documents, uniforms and associated artefacts.

The Association has two aims: To maintain the history and spirit of Halstead Grammar School, and to promote communication between all former staff and pupils.

A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001 including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions.

The Essex Society for Archaeology and History is the county's major society for those interested in any aspect of the past. To be a member is to join a long line of enthusiasts dating back to the 40 or so who met at the old Town Hall, Colchester in 1852 to form a society (then called the Essex Archaeological Society) "for the purpose of reading papers, exhibiting antiquities, discussions etc."

Responsible for preserving the records of the county of Suffolk and its people. Use the record office to research family, military or local history.

The Warner Textile Archive, located in Braintree, Essex, holds an inspiring and unique collection of more than 60,000 textiles, 10,000 paper designs, pattern books, record books, photographs and documentary material. Elegant velvets and brocades are preserved alongside vibrant printed works, all reflecting the stylistic currents of their time.

Through regular meetings,lectures, walks and events, the Society aims to provide an interest and awareness of the  local environment - its past, present and future, and its scenic beauty and wildlife.