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
The following programme is provisional and will be updated in line with the latest COVID-19 guidance.
Pigments and Perseverance
Polly Saltmarsh is an accredited paintings conservator who works for various institutions including the National Portrait Gallery, National Trust and the Church of England. The talk will look at the role of a paintings conservator – when does a painting require conservation and what does it involve? Illustrated with photographs from recent projects the talk will cover the variety of skills a conservator has to draw on while conserving the nation’s cultural heritage.
Visit to Hill Farm Museum, Gestingthorpe, 10.00am
Ashley Cooper has kindly agreed to welcome us at Hill Farm Museum, with its exhibits from geological times to the Second World War. These include a medieval Guildhall, an eighteenth century corn barn, rural bygones and artefacts from the Roman Villa. There may also be an opportunity visit the site of the Villa.
Evening visit to Tey Bygones
This is a private collection of artefacts which are displayed in a recreated ironmongers shop and village shop with post office. Donations made will be in support of Little Tey Church. Full details to follow.
Films of old Hedingham and Halstead
Brian Day will show another selection of digitised films of old Hedingham and Halstead.
“A Short History of Factory Terrace”
Eileen Penn & Malcolm Root will look at the iconic 3 storey houses, the inhabitants as well as the air raid shelters.
“Religious Persecution in Seventeenth Century Essex”
A presentation by Roger Cooke.
More images of old and new Halstead, followed by our Christmas drinks and nibbles!