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.
We are mainly running visits through car sharing arrangements, so trips will start from the West Maldon Community Centre. Although we will also make use of the community bus for some of the trips. We do have enough car drivers willing to take people to and from venues though.
2019/20 Winter Speaker Programme
Our programme has now concluded with a fascinating look at the Battle of Maldon. This was the last of our four talks, the first three covered the Railways of Maldon, Hylands House during WW1, and the South Woodham Ferrers New Town Project.
Spring/Summer Programme 2020
A programme of visits for next year has now been organised and the programme of visits is shown below; details of each trip are shown in the attached document, follow the links to “History Group Trips Programme 2020”.
Thursday 12 March morning Chelmsford Cathedral
Thursday 23 April morning Chelmsford Museum two tours @ 10.30/11.40
Thursday 21 May morning Chelmsford Guided Walk Tour of Moulsham Street
Tuesday 16 June day trip Bury St Edmunds Tour of Georgian Bury and Tour of Bury Guildhall
Thursday 16 July morning Royal Gunpowder Mills
Thursday 17 September morning City of London Police Museum plus possible option of Museum of London (afternoon)
These dates have been included in the schedule of events.There will be no August trip next year. The September one is still being finalised but the morning element will definitely be going ahead.
Bookings for all trips apart from the September one are now open, please email me or call me. At this stage, indicative costs are shown, final costs will depend on the numbers for each trip. Payment for all trips apart from the September one should be made by the end of March at the latest, cheques should as usual be made payable to Limebrook U3A. The Cathedral Trip is nearly full and the trips to Bury St Edmunds and the Gunpowder Museum are currently full (though we may also add a car load in addition to the mini bus). There are however places available for the other trips.
2020/21 Winter Speaker Programme
We will again be running a series of speaker sessions next Winter, more details of these will follow, but the dates are:
Thursday 15 October
Thursday 19 November
Thursday 21 January
Thursday 18 February.
Joining the Group Interest List
We now have more than 40 people who have expressed an interest in the Group, so we should have enough to arrange viable visits to most places. Please speak to me at the meetings or 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. More information will be added as and when it becomes available. Their next session is on Saturday 7 March, the topic is “The Many Ends of the Soviet Union – a guide through the mass of interpretations”. This talk is by Dr Felix Schnell, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Essex. Please contact the Association direct, follow the link for their contact information.
_If you want to contact Mike please phone on 07739 863673 or click on the bird to email him
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Mar 12th||Chelmsford Cathedral guided tour|
|Thu Apr 23rd||Chelmsford Museum guided tour (two tours 10.30am and 11.40am)|
|Thu May 21st||Chelmsford guided walk down Moulsham Street|
|Tue Jun 16th||Bury St Edmunds day trip, including guided tours of Georgian Bury and Bury Guildhall|
|Thu Jul 16th||Royal Gunpowder Mills|
|Thu Sep 17th||City of London Police Museum|
|Thu Oct 15th||Speaker programme at WMCC 10.30 to 12.30|
|Thu Nov 19th||Speaker programme at WMCC 10.30 to 12.30|
|Thu Jan 21st 2021||Speaker programme at WMCC 10.30 to 12.30|
|Thu Feb 18th 2021||Speaker programme at WMCC 10.30 to 12.30|
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