Baddow & Galleywood


Below you will find information about the speakers who have entertained us at our Main Meetings.

Prospective and new members should find these meetings interesting. See further information about our programme of future meetings at EVENTS.

See the Chairmans welcome from our February 2021 meeting

October 2021 The Lost City of Dunwich, Mark Mitchels
September 2021 Rayleigh through the Looking Glass, Alan Clark
August 2021 Morecambe and Wise Comedy Reminiscences, Steve Short
July 2021 Canals and Waterways, Richard Thomas
June 2021 Wildlife in Epping Forest, Peter Warne
May 2021 Full Steam Ahead, the Development of the Indian Railway in the 1900s, Jenny Mallin
April 2021 (held late March to avoid Easter) Geology of Essex, Ian Mercer
March 2021 Clocks and Time-Keeping through the Centuries, John Hope
February 2021 An Underground Guide to Historical London, Nick Dobson
January 2021 How to Read Churches, Rev Dr Nicholas Henderson

December 2020 Fools Gold Christmas music, Steve and Carol Robson
November 2020 British Humour in Picture Postcards, James Taylor
October 2020 90 years of Austin 7 Social History, Andy Bennett
September 2020 Behind the Wall, Sheila Dearns, followed by AGM
August 2020 Forte Physical Health, Chris Branch
July 2020 WW1 Hylands House, Linda
June 2020 Street Names of Galleywood, Ken
May 2020 HMS Belfast, Alan
April 2020 AGM followed by a talk by a local osteopath from Forte Physical Health POSTPONED
March 2020 Butterflies of Britain and Europe, Roger Gibbons
February 2020 The Life of a Gamekeeper, Graham Bendall
January 2020 Pub Games Played at your Local, Patrick Chapin

December 2019 Holly, Ivy and Miss L Toe, Jan Ford and group
November 2019 The Heroine of Dunkirk, Mark and Pam Bathurst
October 2019 Life in our Secondary Schools, Brian Carline
September 2019 SS Uganda part 1, Alan Cullen
August 2019 Flying for Life, Lynne Barker
July 2019 Photography of Gardens and the Eden Project, Robin Carsberg
June 2019 The Air War over Essex 1915 to 1918, Roger Smith
May 2019 30 Years a BBC Reporter In and Out of Parliament, Brian Curtois
April 2019 40 Years with Kodak, Tony Earle
March 2019 The Only Coastal Way is Essex, Tony Tuckwell
February 2019 Renovation of Chelmsford Museum, Nick Wickenden
January 2019 Stay Safe and Secure Online and Avoid Scams, Toni Jean-Baptiste

December 2018 Singing for Pleasure
November 2018 The Ancient Egyptian Language, Janet Brewer
October 2018 The Entire Queen’s Horses and all the Queen’s Men and Women, Keith Baldwin
August 2018 What to do in the Garden in August, Tom Cole
July 2018 Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance, Lesley Morrisey
June 2018 20th Anniversary
May 2018 They Shoot Spies - The Untold Story of the First Female Agents, Dr. Vivien Newman
April 2018 Mountfitchet Castle and The Toy Museum, Alan Goldsmith
March 2018 Life in Radio, Steve Scruton
February 2018 Growing up in Witham, Roger Dorking
January 2018 Chelmsford’s Industrial Heritage, Alan Pamphilon

November 2017 Becoming a Magistrate, Barry Willden
October 2017 Narrowboat Operator, Shepherdess and Felt Maker, Kris Mariott
September 2017 Churches Homeless Emergency Support Scheme (CHESS), Lindsay Hurrell and Lydia Taylor
August 2017 The History of Zoos, Rebecca Perry
July 2017 The Dunmow Flitch, Pat and Steve Schorah
June 2017 Parks and Open Spaces in Chelmsford, Paul Van Damme
May 2017 Performing Under the Name of Peter King, Peter Regelous
April 2017 Grave Concerns, A History of Churchyards, Martyn Lockwood
March 2017 Copped Hall, Vic Knope

November 2016 From Church to Making Films, Canon John Howden
October 2016 History of Canals, Richard Thomas
September 2016 Scams, Amanda Phipps
August 2016 The Origin of Inn Signs, Brian Billins
July 2016 Canine Partners, Malcolm Wells
June 2016 Halstead in Bloom, Julia Smith et al.
May 2016 The History of the British Bata Company, Mike Tarbard et al.
April 2016 Behind the Scenes at the Chelmsford Ballet Company, Marion Pettet
March 2016 Lodge's Coaches, Robert Lodge
February 2016 AGM followed by talk on J's Hospice, Andrea Wise
January 2016 The Forgotten Women of the Great War, Dr. Vivien Newman

December 2015 An Elizabethan Christmas, Sarah Doig
November 2015 Magician and Entertainer, Alan Day
October 2015 13 Things I Thought I Could Not Do, Glenys Chatterley
September 2015 The RSPB at Minsmere Nature Reserve in Suffolk, Alexander Bass