Group contact - Mike Stringer
Our group has been running since March 2018, we are keen on a mix of visits and speakers. Visits will be during the better weather, with speakers over the Winter months.
Our aim is to arrange visits to sites where we can have a private tour with a dedicated guide. This will hopefully give us insights into historic venues that the public don’t usually get to see and hear about.
Our trips use a mix of private cars, mini buses and public transport, with trips generally starting from West Maldon Community Centre, which is where we hold our speaker sessions.
Since lockdown in March 2020, we have been running speaker sessions through Zoom. Originally, this was to cover the Autumn and Winter period, but we extended the programme through to the end of June.
A number of dates have been earmarked for future events, running to the end of March 2022. We will have another set of talks over the Winter period, with the possibility of trips assuming Government guidance allows us to do so. The dates are included on our events list.
Our first trip out, a guided walk along Moulsham Street in Chelmsford, took place on Thursday 8 July. It was good to get the group back up and running, even though there were only eight of us.
More information on future trips will appear here and in both the monthly newsletter and in group emails. Please contact me for further information.
Autumn/Winter Talks Programme
A series of talks has been arranged for this period, starting in October. The provisional talk list and the dates on which these will take place has been sent to group members and also appears in the calendar of events. Some talks are booked for WMCC, some will be through Zoom, and there will be a mix of external, paid speakers, swaps with other u3as, and a couple of talks by our own group members.
Joining the Group Interest List
Please contact me via email if you’d like to know more, or if there is somewhere you’d like to visit or a speaker you’d like to hear from.
Historical Association, Essex Branch
This organisation runs regular talks on topics which might be of interest to History Group members. Details of their talks have been emailed to group members.
_If you want to contact Mike please phone on 07739 863673 or click on the bird to email him
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Nov 4th||Zoom talk at 10.30am, Jim Miller on “Codes and Cyphers” (talk swap)|
|Thu Nov 18th||Talk at WMCC, starting at 10.30am, Mike Stringer on “Leprosy and St Giles Hospital”, this is a free talk, fee for the hall only|
|Thu Dec 2nd||Zoom talk by David Williams, “Mind The Gap” (London’s Tube), starting at 10.30am. This is a paid talk|
|Thu Dec 16th||Talk at WMCC, starting at 10.30am, by Paul Rogers, group member, “German Occupation of The Channel Islands”, this is a free talk, fee for the hall only|
|Thu Jan 6th 2022||Zoom talk starting at 10.30am, Stuart McGowan on “The Luddites” (talk swap)|
|Thu Jan 20th 2022||Talk at WMCC starting at 10.30am, Stephen Nunn on “Roger of Beeleigh”; this is a paid talk|
|Thu Feb 3rd 2022||Zoom Talk at 10.30am, “The Bayeux Tapestry and Its Hidden Messages” by Catherine Stevenson (talk swap)|
|Thu Feb 17th 2022||Talk at WMCC starting at 10.30am, Norman Jacobs on “Pie Mash n Prefabs”; this is a paid talk|
|Thu Mar 3rd 2022||Zoom talk to be arranged|
|Thu Mar 17th 2022||Talk at WMCC, starting at 10.30am, details to be confirmed|
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