Stanford-Le-Hope & District

Local History

The Local History Group will meet once a month, from 2 pm to 4 pm on the last Monday of each month (except for bank holiday Monday’s)

We now meet at the Evangelical Church Hall 45,Fobbing road which is just past the Fire Station. There is a large cross at the front of the building so easily spotted.

I appreciate that this is a bit out of the way if you live near Corringham Town Centre but perhaps lifts can be arranged. If you have any queries please email me Julia Harding or telephone 01375 671519

Full details of the visits will be emailed to members of the group nearer the time. If you are not a member and would like details of any of the trips, please let me know. Any members can take part but please book with Julia.

In addition we will be visiting local places of historical interest as and when; normally one visit a month but this will be flexible. Future visits could be further afield. We will use either public transport or drive to the venues. Costs will vary.

I am currently trying to persuade our members to talk about growing up in the area. If you feel you could come and talk to us please let me know.

Visits made include:

• Coal House Fort, East Tilbury
• Tilbury Heritage Walk
• Guided Tour of the Thurrock Museum
• Guided Tour of the Bata Museum
• Tour of Horndon on the Hill including a visit to the Church
• Ingatestone Hall
• Hylands House
• The Wallace Collection
• Somerset House
• Courtaulds Institute
• St Paul's Cathedral
• St Marys Church Corringham
• St Michaels Church Fobbing
• St Giles Church Orsett
• Oaklands museum Chelmsford

You can see pictures of our recent visits by clicking the links on the right hand side.

At one of our recent meeting we discussed our plans for the coming months.
Suggestions included:
•Westminster Cathedral
•Guild Hall
•Drapers Hall & Chandlers etc
•Mansion House
•The Temple
•Local churches including: Grays, Vange, Laindon St Nicholas
•Tilbury Fort
•Foulness

We have visited some of these venues before but we have new members who expressed an interest in these places If you have any other ideas, please let me know.
All of the above are subject to availability and on dates to be agreed.
If you would like a lift or have any suggestions for future venues to visit please let me know.

Further details please E-mail me Julia Harding or telephone 01375 671519

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Boules Petange - Friday Boules/Ṕetanque-Wednesday-pm
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Charity Craft Cribbage
Events Cinema Family History
Flower Arranging Gallery Visits
Gardening group Golf
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Languages - Basic Italian Languages - Beginners Spanish
Line Dancing Local History
Local Research Projects London Walks
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Places of Interest Play Reading
Quilting Quiz Night
Rambling Scrabble
Singing for Fun Sketching and Painting
Sunday Singles Tea, CAKE and Play Reading
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