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 Great Essex Earthquake
Peter Jones will describe the time when panic and destruction swept across north Essex.
Master Scissor Artist Mr John Thurman will share with us the little known but fascinating history of the shadow portrait from ancient times to the present day. Dressed in a themed costume in the style of a traditional scissor artist from the past John will also bring a replica stall that such a travelling artist would use.
Supplying Edward III's armies: the experience of Essex c.1337
Neil Wiffen returns to share a stimulating study of the local impact of national events during the Hundred Years War, focusing on the requisitioning of supplies and showing who in Essex provided what the king demanded.
Visit - A History Walk of Colchester
Our walk will start at 10.30am on Thursday 13th June, hosted by Kate Beale. The cost will be £10 per person.
Visit - A Tour of Bocking Windmill
Our tour is scheduled for Wednesday 24th July at 2.30pm. The cost will be £5 per person.
Kitty Marshall - Mrs. Pankhurst's Bodyguard
A talk by Emelyne Godfrey, author of 'Mrs Pankhurst's Bodyguard: On the trail of 'Kitty' Marshall and the Met Police 'Cats''.
The Roaring Twenties
Frances Saltmarsh returns to give us another talk, this time focusing on the roaring twenties a time when we lost our waists and raised our hems! A time of very great change after WWI, when young girls had a whole new set of rules and an economic freedom not experienced before.
The Courtaulds/Sanderson Ancestral Range
Our very own John Miners will be delivering a talk on the Courtaulds/Sanderson Ancestral Range, the company's short lived foray into the world of interior textiles launched in the early 1950s.
Our Traditional Christmas Gathering
Another delve into the societies archives presented by our President, Malcolm Root.