Programme - Halstead & District Local History Society

Halstead & District Local History Society

Halstead & District Local History Society
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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

March 2019
The Rise and Fall of Colchester’s ‘Good Time Girls', 1855-1895
A talk by Dr. Jane Pearson. Why did prostitution become a problem in mid-nineteenth-century Colchester and what did the town do about it?
Jane is a teaching fellow and part-time lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Essex.

April 2019
“An introduction to the Chelsea Physic Garden”
Dr. Christine Hodgson, who is a guide at the garden, will introduce us to its history from the foundation in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.
May 2019
“The Lost Cheeses of Suffolk”
Vivia Bamford of the Sciapod Dairy in Suffolk will tell us about traditional cheese making and will be bringing some samples to taste.
June 2019
Visit to RAF Wethersfield Museum
July 2019
Visit to Alderford Mill, Sible Hedingham - Details to follow
September 2019
Old Films of Halstead & Hedingham
Brian Day will be showing us a few of the amateur films of the area that he has been given.
Exhibition: The Photgraphs of Geoff Root - A Retrospective
To take place at The Queen's Hall, times to be confirmed.
October 2019
Corsets, Crinlines & Camisoles
Frances Saltmarsh returns to tell us all about the history of underwear.
November 2019
Can You Keep A Secret?
Lynette Burgess, Visitor Services and outreach Manager, will tell us the history of Bawdsey Radar and its role in WWII.
December 2019
More Images Of Old & New Halstead
Followed by our Christmas drinks and nibbles!
Registered Charity No. 289304
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Patron: Adrian Corder-Birch, D. L., President: Malcolm Root, FGRA
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