Twentyone members, including 90 year old Joy Lines,
one of our vice-presidents, attended the post-Christmas lunch at St, Margaret’s
on Tuesday 13th February. Volunteers at the church waited on our
table which was set out with Christmas crackers and place names. Our grateful
thanks go to Carol Brabender and her team for a very successful social
occasion. Thanks also to Pat Manley for making the initial arrangements.
Tom White, who served on our committee for many
years, has now moved to Blackpool to be near his daughter; we wish Tom and Eve
the best of luck in their new home.
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.
next meeting is on Monday 9th April when Kenneth Greenway will talk about
Hamlets Cemetery Park. Ken has been widely recognised for his drive and
enthusiasm in managing this award-winning park.
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.
March. Quiz: Let’s hear it for the girls. Test your knowledge of female
musicians. Teams of 6. £5 per head. Valence House Museum, Becontree Avenue,
Dagenham, RM8 3HT. Booking essential: 020 8227 2034.
Cathedral, by Ann Carter.East
of London Family History Society Barking and Dagenham Branch. St, Elisabeth’s
Church, Wood Lane, Dagenham, RM8 2XT.
March. Talk: My hideous progeny: Mary Shelley and Frankenstein, by Janet Seward. Ilford Historical Society,
Ilford Hospital Chapel, The Braodway, Ilford Hill, IG1. 7.30pm. Visitors
welcome £3 per meeting.
March. Talk: Saving Epping Forest, by
Mark Gorman. Newham History Society.
7.45pm. Conservative Club, Vicarage Lane, East Ham, E6 6AD. Visitors welcome £2.
March. Talk: The Bethnal
Green tube shelter disaster of 1943, by Joy Puritz. 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.
Thursday 5th April. Close encounters (previously called Collections Masterclasses) : Sports.
2pm. Valence House Museum, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT.
April. Chadwell Heath History
Fair 10am-4pm. St Chad’s Church Hall, St. Chad’s Road, Chadwell Heath. Local
history societies, heritage centres , guest authors, Newham Bookshop and much
Talks: 11am Frank Tingey: artist and architect, by Bill George.
2 pm. Barking Abbey, by Tom Cromwell (English Heritage). Free entry.
Telephone 020 8597 7210 for further details.
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