Limebrook Maldon

History

Group contact - Mike Stringer

Introduction
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 usually hold our speaker sessions, though those have reverted to Zoom since Covid.

Programme for 2022
Plans have now been finalised for two day trips. The first of these saw us make a visit to Bury St Edmunds on Thursday 12 May. This was followed by trip to Saffron Walden in June. We were two down owing to Covid but 14 of us made the trip by car share. We had a short tour of the town and a talk in the morning, followed by a guided tour of the museum, including their Essex fire brigade exhibit.

A plan is being drawn up for future trips, we have three now confirmed. Details of these trips are as follows:

Tuesday 16 August the Guildhalls tour, a visit in the morning to Finchingfield followed in the afternoon by a visit to Thaxted
Friday 2 September a visit to the Gardens of Easton Lodge
A final trip, to visit the Museum of London, on Thursday 29 September.

For the Guildhalls trip, cost £15 per person, and Easton Lodge, cost £8.50 per person. We also have a visit to the Museum of London in September, this will cost £12.50 per person. Guildhalls is currently full, we still have space on the other two.

If you wish to book, please email me, places are reserved once payment has been made. These trips will be via car share or in the case of the Museum of London, by train. Payments for the latter will be requested in the near future.

Unfortunately, the trip to Colchester has been cancelled as there was insufficient interest to make the trip viable.

For our talks programme, we are still in the process of finalising dates at WMCC, but the programme will include a mix of face to face and Zoom talks, WMCC talks are likely to be in the morning on the first Thursday of the month.

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.

Mike Stringer
Lead Co-ordinator
_If you want to contact Mike please phone on 07739 863673 or click on the bird to email him

Dates for your Diary
Tue Aug 16th The Guildhalls Tour, starting with Finchingfield in the morning and then on to Thaxted in the afternoon
Fri Sep 2nd Visit to the Gardens of Easton Lodge
Thu Sep 29th Trip to the Museum of London at the Barbican

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