History Talks

Foxearth and District Local History Group

Village Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 13 February. Robin Drury, A Millennium of Mills and Milling

Tuesday, 12 March. Stephen Astley, William Hogarth’s Election Series

Tuesday, 9 April. Roger Green, “If these walls could speak”. The history of my 600 year old house in Friars Street, its residents and their contribution to Sudbury

Tuesday, 14 May. Janette Robinson, Flora Sandes. The only western woman who fought on the World War One front line

Tuesday, 10 September. Kevin Gault, Pillboxes and their role in the local defence of Sudbury

Tuesday, 8 October. Stephen Nunn, Barges on the Blackwater. The story of Maldon’s barges - past and present

Tuesday, 12 November. Charlie Haylock, A History of Surnames


Halstead and District Local Historical Society

Baptist Church, Hedingham Road, Halstead at 7.30 p.m.

Thursday, 15 February. Gordon Brown, Earls Colne and World War Two

Thursday, 21 March. Peter Jones, The great Essex earthquake

Thursday, 18 April. John Thurman, Silhouettes

Thursday, 16 May. Neil Wiffen, Supplying Edward III’s armies: the experience of Essex c.1337


Saffron Walden Historical Society

Quaker Meeting House, High Street, Saffron Walden at 7.45 p.m.

Wednesday, 28 February. Christopher Hadley, The Road - the Story of the Romans and Ways to the past (Zoom)

Wednesday 27 March. Martin Rose, Politics and Engineering: the railway to Cambridge and the Audley End Estate

Wednesday, 24 April. Neil Wiffen, Preparing for Invasion in 1803: what Debden’s invasion returns can tell us of the Agricultural Revolution


The Essex Branch of the Historical Association

Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford CM1 2XS

Saturdays at 2.30 p.m.

Saturday, 2 March. Ian Mursell, Aztecs and Mayas and the story of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico.

Saturday, 20 April. Jim Lewis, Sir Jules Thorn, the man and his (business) Empire

Saturday, 18 May. Andrew Breeze, Celtic Paganism


14:39, 09 Feb 2024 by Mike Crome