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

The following programme is provisional and will be updated in line with the latest COVID-19 guidance.
May 2022
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.
June 2022
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.
July 2022
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.
September 2022
Films of old Hedingham and Halstead
Brian Day will show another selection of digitised films of old Hedingham and Halstead.
October 2022
“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.
November 2022
“Religious Persecution in Seventeenth Century Essex”
A presentation by Roger Cooke.
December 2022
Christmas Gathering
More images of old and new Halstead, followed by our Christmas drinks and nibbles!
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