February 2018 - Barking and District Historical Society

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February 2018

Chairman's Notes
 
BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
 
www.barkinghistoricalsociety.co.uk
 
 
 
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2018

 
 
 
SOCIETY AND OTHER NEWS
 
 
If you have booked for the post- Christmas lunch at St. Margaret’s Church Centre on Tuesday 13th February you are reminded that it starts at 12 noon. Please bring your own wine if required; tea/coffee and jugs of juice will be available.
 
 
Pat Simpkins’ gift sale at our Christmas meeting raised £18.50 for the society and Pat wishes to thank all members for supporting her. The committee in turn is very grateful to Pat for this donation.
 
 
We still have seats for the coach trip to the 50th Thriplow Daffodil Weekend on Sunday 18th March. £19 which includes coach travel and entrance fee. Full payment is due this month. See Richard Chapman if you wish to book.
 
 
We are also taking bookings for a coach trip to the Ely Cathedral Flower Festival on Sunday 24th June. This event takes place every four years and promises to be even better than the last one! We do not have the final cost yet, but we expect it to be about £20, which will include coach travel and entrance fee to the festival, Deposits will be taken when all arrangements have been confirmed.
 
 
Our next meeting is on Monday 5th March when our president Bill George will talk about Harvey-Harvey George(1848-1910) Barking fisherman of Cod End Castle.
 
 
Please note that there is a change of programme for the 14th May meeting when John Price will now deliver a talk entitled Heroes of Postman’s Park: heroic self-sacrifice in Victorian London.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVENTS
 
 
Thursday 7th February. Close encounters (previously called Collections Masterclasses) : An artist’s view. Education Officer Mark Watson looks at how artists have depicted famous views of the borough. 2pm. Valence House Museum, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT
 
 
Saturday 10th February. Talk:The 1880s,by Jef Page.  East of London Family History Society Barking and Dagenham Branch. St, Elisabeth’s Church, Wood Lane, Dagenham, RM8 2XT.
 
 
Monday 12th February. Talk: The prefab museum: celebrating Britain’s post-war homes, by Jane Hearn. Ilford Historical Society, Ilford Hospital Chapel, The Braodway, Ilford Hill, IG1. 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £3 per meeting.
 
 
Tuesday 13th February.  Talk: The Central Line, by Jennifer Plumber. Newham History Society. 7.45pm. Conservative Club, Vicarage Lane, East Ham, E6 6AD.  Visitors welcome £2.
 
 
Tuesday 20th February. Talk:  Essex and the Mayflower Pilgrims, by Julian Whybra. Chadwell Heath Historical Society. Baptist Church Hall, High Road, Chadwell Heath, RM6 6PP at 7.30pm. Telephone 020 8590 4659 for more details. Visitors welcome £2.
 
 
 
PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE INFORMATION TABLE AT OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR DETAILS OF MORE EVENTS, FREE LEAFLETS, ETC.
 
 
 
 
John Blake – Chairman barkinghistorical@hotmail.com     0208 597 7210
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