Programme - Halstead & District Local History Society

Halstead & District Local History Society

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Programme
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

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
Festive Celebrations
Our president Malcolm Root’s Annual slideshow containing new pictures of old Halstead. This will be followed by our traditional festive nibbles.

January 2019
17th
Annual General Meeting
February 2019
21st
"What A Stroke Of Luck"
A talk by Tom Tyler relating to coincidences during WW2.
March 2019
21st
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
11th
“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
16th
“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
22nd
Visit to RAF Wethersfield Museum
July 2019
13th
Visit to Alderford Mill, Sible Hedingham - Details to follow
September 2019
19th
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.
21st
Exhibition: The Photgraphs of Geoff Root - A Retrospective
To take place at The Queen's Hall, times to be confirmed.
October 2019
17th
Corsets, Crinlines & Camisoles
Frances Saltmarsh returns to tell us all about the history of underwear.
November 2019
21st
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
12th
More Images Of Old & New Halstead
Followed by our Christmas drinks and nibbles!
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Patron: Adrian Corder-Birch, D. L., President: Malcolm Root, FGRA
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