Law, one of the Societies stalwarts, died last month; Bill had been a long-time
member of the Society until ill health prevented him from attending meetings.
Dorothy Lockwood, one of our vice-presidents, emailed to say that she had much
respect for him as “a true Christian
and someone genuinely interested in the history of Barking”.
Society is having a stall at the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park at Mile End on
Saturday 1st July. This is a popular open day with lots of
attractions. 12noon – 5pm.
still have a few seats left on our next coach trip! On Sunday 25th June we will be
visiting the Hemingford Abbots Flower Festival. £20 (includes coach and
entrance fee). Coach leaves
Sainsbury, Chadwell Heath at 9.45am and
10am Barking St. Margaret’s. Telephone Richard on 01708 867500. £5 deposit is
required to secure a seat.
is working on three other coach trips – the Open Museum of Kent Life for the
hopping and harvest event on Sunday 10th September 2017, Waddeston
Manor Christmas market on Sunday 26h November 2017 and the 50th
Thriplow Daffodil Weekend on Sunday 18th March 2018 – watch this
space for further details.
final meeting of the Romford Historical Society took place recently; it had
been founded in the 1950s and was once a thriving society with over 200
members. I also understand that the Hornchurch Historical Society has ceased to
next and final meeting of the season is on Monday 5th June when Roger
Smith will be giving a talk Air war over Essex, 1915-1918.
– 3rd September. Interactive Exhibition: Tunnel: thearchaeology
of Crossrail. Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay, London,
City Livery Companies, Kathy Lancaster. Newham History Society. 7.45pm. Conservative
Club, Vicarage Lane, East Ham, E6 6AD.
Visitors welcome £2.
May. Talk: History through the Thames sailing barge, by Keith
Lovell. 2pm. East of London Family
History Society. St. Elisabeth’s Church Hall, Wood Lane, Dagenham, RM8 2XT.
May. Talk: The history of Pearly Kings and Queens, by Doreen
Golding. Chadwell Heath Historical
Society. Baptist Church Hall, High Road, Chadwell Heath, RM6 6PP at 7.30pm.
Telephone 020 8590 4659 for more details.
May. Family History Help Desk, East of London Family History Society
researcher. 10am – 4pm (closed for lunch 12.30 – 1.15). Local Studies Centre,
Valence House. Free and no booking required.
May and Monday 29th May. The bloodier battle of
Valence- a civil war re-enactment. Valence House and Park,
Becontree Avenue, Dagenham. Please note that the whole Valence site will be
closed on Saturday 27th May to enable preparations for the event to
June. Collections Masterclass: Everybody out! Trade unions and strikes.
Local Studies Centre, Valence House. 2pm. Free and no booking required.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 597 7210