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Monday, 24 September 2018

ESAH Annual Symposium: Programme of Speakers and Topics


Essex Society for Archaeology & History
Archaeology and Local History Symposium
Time Table for the Day

Saturday 3rd November 2018 10am – 4.30pm
Christ Church URC New London Road Chelmsford

10am – Registration

10.15am Chairman’s opening remarks
10.20am – Stephen Norris – Chelmsford Poor Law Union

11am – Refreshments

11.30am – Rachel Clarke – Beautiful Place! Investigating the Landscape of Henry Vlll’s Palace at Beaulieu in Chelmsford.

12.10pm – Adam Wightman – Fenwick Treasure

 12.50pm – Lunch

2.00pm –Jane Pearson- Doctors and Coroners in 19th Century Colchester

2.40pm – Neil Wiffen – The Home Guard in Essex revisited

 3.20pm – Refreshments

3.50pm – Andrew Smith – More Essex Churches then & now

4.30pm – Chairman’s closing remarks

ESAH Symposium to be held Saturday 3 November 2018: Booking Form


ESSEX SOCIETY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY

ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY SYMPOSIUM BOOKING FORM

Please notify the bookings secretary, Dr Graham Gould, of your intention to attend an event at least 10 days before its date. Enquiries about availability of places may be made by telephone (020 8556 1423) or email (DrGEGould  at aol.com). Leave message on answerphone/voicemail if no answer.
To save costs (both members’ and the Society’s) it is no longer necessary to send stamped addressed envelopes for a response, UNLESS YOU REQUIRE DIRECTIONS TO AN EVENT. In this case please send s.a.e.s with your payment if you do not wish to receive these by email.

If booking by post please attach your payments to this page and send to Dr Graham Gould, 16 Osborne Road, Leyton, London, E10 5QW, with the number of places required clearly indicated. Keep a copy for your own records.

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Address                       _______________________________________________________

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ESAH Archaeology and History Symposium Saturday 3rd November 2018 10am-4.30pm

Cost £10.00 pp, including lunch and refreshments

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The Society can accept no liability for loss or injury sustained by anyone attending any Symposiums and are asked to take care when visiting old buildings or sites and to alert others to any obvious risks.  Please respect the privacy of those who invite us into their homes.

ESAH Annual Symposium: Saturday 3 November 2018



Essex Society for Archaeology & History

History & Archaeology Symposium

Saturday 3rd November 2018
10am to 4.30pm
Christ Church URC  New London Road Chelmsford essex
The Essex Society for Archaeology and History welcomes you to the 2018 History and Archaeology Symposium.

The day will be split with the morning session devoted to three talks with an Industrial/Archaeology theme, and the afternoon session devoted to three talks with a History theme. The cost is £10.00 per person, which includes mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments as well as a buffet lunch. Book your place now to avoid disappointment.  (Form to follow on blog)
 Stephen Norris – Chelmsford Poor Law Union
Rachel Clarke – Investigating the Landscape of Henry Vlll’s Palace at Beaulieu
Adam Wightman – Fenwick Treasure
Jane Pearson- Doctors and Coroners in 19th C Colchester
Neil Wiffen – The Home Guard in Essex Revisited.
Andrew Smith – More Essex Churches then & now

To book contact Dr Graham Gould at drgegould  [AT}  aol.com 02085561423

Monday, 3 September 2018

Historical Association, Essex Branch. Programme 2018/19


Historical Association, Essex Branch
Programme 2018/19

Talks on Saturdays, 2.30pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB
Visitors and prospective members warmly welcomed - £3

2018

29 September
Building Utopia in Purleigh: the rise and fall of a late-Victorian dream
Vic Gray, former Essex County Archivist
(There will be a short AGM before the talk.)

27 October
The Divorce of Henry VIII: an untold story from inside the Vatican
Professor Catherine Fletcher, Associate Professor in History and Heritage, University of Swansea

1 December
Treasures from the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms
(talk to link with exhibition at British Library curated by speaker)
Professor Joanna Story, University of Leicester
(Light seasonal refreshments after the talk)

2019

12 January
The Weimar Republic and its difficult birth
Dr Eric Boston, Director of Academic Liaison, Head of Humanities, Head of History and Politics  CATS Cambridge

2 February
The case of the Petrified Leg and other 18th-century Medical Curiosities
Dr Lisa Smith, Lecturer, Dept of History, University of Essex

2 March
Some ancient Greeks in Roman Britain
Professor Edith Hall, Professor of Classics, King’s College, University of London

6 April
‘Please Sir, I want some more.’ What did they eat in Victorian Britain?
Dr Robert Hopkinson, former Head of History, Wolsingham School, former   Secretary, Durham HA Branch, and recent Treasurer, Cumbria HA Branch          

11 May
‘The March of the Women!’ The Campaign for Women's Suffrage in Britain?
Dr Robert Saunders, Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, Queen Mary College, University of London



For further information: email essexha1 [at…] btinternet.com
www.history.org.uk  and  essexbranchha.blogspot.com

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Heritage Open Days: September 2018

Heritage Open Days

For the next two extended weekends all over Essex there will be Heritage Open Days.  Many of these will be related to Industrial Archaeology.  The Braintree Society, formerly Braintree and Bocking Civic Society, have asked me to remind EIAG members that a number of events will be in Braintree.  Go to the website on the poster, https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting, key in Braintree to find the events there.


Jane

Jane Giffould
EIAG membership secretary

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Blackmore: Centenary Commemoration to include History Talk


For King and Country: Blackmore during the First World War

Sunday 11 November 2018 will be a significant day in the life of this country because it marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.  At 11 o’clock that day millions of people will pause, stand around local War Memorials, to remember the cessation of hostilities in which over 888,000 lives were lost.

Blackmore is commemorating the weekend with a remarkable and moving tribute by covering the exterior of the church and the path leading from the Lych Gate with thousands of poppies.  Something like 4000 poppies form the commemoration, which have been handmade by many volunteers.

The Church Flower Guild will also be providing a beautifully themed Flower Festival.  

Also in preparation is a talk about the life and times of the people of Blackmore during the First World War.  The talk will be held on Friday 9 November.  It will be free, followed by tea and coffee.  There is will a retiring collection.

The Church will be open to view the Remembrance Displays from Thursday 8 November to Tuesday 13 November. Times daily 10.30am – 4pm except Sunday, 12.30 - 4.00pm, and Tuesday 10.30am – 12.30pm.

The Remembrance Sunday service will begin, as usual, at 10.45am at the War Memorial continuing at The Priory Church of St Laurence after the observance of two minutes’ silence.

In commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War

For King and Country: Blackmore during the First World War

The Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore
Friday 9 November
7.30pm

A talk by local historian Andrew Smith
which will include photos and extracts from diaries, letters etc.

Monday, 27 August 2018

11 November 2018: The Centenary of the end of the First World War

Sunday 11 November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.  It is a significant event in this country's history.  As local historians how will you be marking and commemorating this event where you live?  Do please contact us so that we can publicise your event.

Saturday, 25 August 2018

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. ReadFest 2018 this September


Lisa, from the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham - in the ancient historic county of Essex - writes to ESAH:

I would like to invite members to our annual reading festival. This year's we are celebrating Women and Activism. To help us do this we have a great line up. Lucinda Hawksley will be joining us and also Dr Janina Ramirez. If you would like a copy of this year's brochure and details for free tickets to all events,please feel free to email me and I can send one over.  https://OfficialPentoPrint.eventbrite.co.uk

Monday, 6 August 2018

Discovering Historic Houses in the Maldon District. Monday 17 September 2018. 7.30pm


'Discovering Historic Houses in the Maldon District': the talk will be held at West Newlands Farm Bradwell Road, Southminster CM0 7LL.  It is between Steeple and St. Lawrence on the right hand side of the road heading towards Bradwell and is accessed by a farm road where the road takes a right angle turn to the north.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Essex Local History Meetings: August to December 2018


Essex Local History Societies’ Meetings (August to December, 2018)

Thursday, 16th August
Clacton and District Local History Society. 7.30 p.m. Pier Avenue Baptist Church, Clacton-on-Sea.
Vic Miller, “A green coat and a furry hat”: The Ladies of the WVS.

Wednesday, 5th September
South Woodham Ferrers Local History Society. 8 p.m. Champions Manor Hall, 94 Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers.
Lord Petre, The History of the Petre Family.

Thursday, 6th September
Hedingham Heritage Society.  7.45 p.m. The Memorial Hall, Castle Hedingham.
Richard Humphries, East Anglia and the Silk Industry.

Monday, 10th September
Billericay Archaeological and Historical Society. 8 p.m. Venue?
Louise Reed, Fanny Kemble actress/anti-slave campaigner
Stebbing Local history Society. 8 p.m. Village Hall, Stebbing.
Claire Willetts, The History of Crittalls.

Tuesday, 11th September.
Halstead and District Local History Society. 7.30 p.m. Baptist Church, Hedingham Road.
Richard Thomas, “The Royal Gunpowder Mills”.

Wednesday, 12th September
Elsenham Village History Society. 8 p.m. Elsenham Memorial Hall.
Terry Ward, “Station to Station”: A look at the Cambridge Main Line to Bishop’s Stortford.

Thursday, 13th September
Rayleigh Town Museum. 7.30pm
David Williams, Slavery and the City.

Wednesday, 19th September
Leyton and Leytonstone Local History Society. 7.45 p.m. St John’s Church, corner of Leyton High Road and Church Lane.
Neil Houghton, Competitive Church Buildings, the Anglican Church.

Thursday, 20th September
Clacton and District Local History Society. 7.30 p.m. Pier Avenue Baptist Church, Clacton-on-Sea.
Simon Gallup, “Unknown Constable Country”.
Halstead and District Local History Society. 7.30 p.m. Baptist Church, Hedingham Road.
Nick Sign, Servants in Suffolk Country Houses c.1700 to c.1900.
Newport Local History Group. 8 p.m. Church House, Newport
Peter Minton, Bulmer Bricklands.

Friday, 21st September
Waltham Abbey Historical Society. 8 p.m. Baptist Church, Paradise Road, Waltham Abbey.
Helen Gibson, The Templars and their barns: Cressing Temple.

Wednesday, 26th September
Saffron Walden Historical Society. 7.45 p.m. Friends’ Meeting House, High Street, Saffron Walden.
Andrew Everett, An Early Railway Station Architect – the Life, Times and Works of Sancton Wood 1814-1886.

Saturday, 29th September
Historical Association (Essex branch). 2.30 p.m. Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford.
Vic Gray, Building Utopia in Purleigh; the rise and fall of a late-Victorian dream.

Tuesday, 2nd October
Jaywick Local History Society. 7 p.m. Golf Green Hall
Simon Gallup, Lavenham, Dedham and the cloth trade.

Wednesday, 3rd October.
South Woodham Ferrers Local History Society. 8 p.m. Champions Manor Hall, 94 Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers.
Charlotte Harding, Braintree silk-making and the families who worked at Warner Textiles

Monday, 8th October
Billericay Archaeological and Historical Society. 8 p.m. Venue ?
Gary Egerton, The History of Colchester

Thursday, 11th October
Rayleigh Town Museum. 7.30pm
Ted Woodgate, Rayleigh Rural Radicalism in the nineteenth-century.

Tuesday, 16th October
Fordham Local History Society. 7.30 p.m. (?) in the Village Hall
Wendy Shepherd, ‘Women your country needs you’.

Wednesday, 17th October.
Leyton and Leytonstone Local History Society. 7.45 p.m. St Mary’s parish church hall, Lindley Road.
Carol Harris, Safety and Numbers.

Thursday, 18th October
Chingford Historical Society. 7.30 p.m. St Peter and St Paul Church, Chingford Green.
Neil Houghton, Gunpowder Paper and Leather: the Story of Chingford and Walthamstow Water Mills.
Clacton and District Local History Society. 7.30 p.m. Pier Avenue Baptist Church, Clacton-on-Sea.
Norman Jacobs, “Nora Timmens”
Halstead and District Local History Society. 7.30 p.m. Baptist Church, Hedingham Road.
Phil Lyons, The Wild West goes East.
Newport Local History Group. 8 p.m. Church House, Newport
Mark Bills, Gainsborough House, Sudbury.

Friday, 19th October
Waltham Abbey Historical Society. 8 p.m. Baptist Church, Paradise Road, Waltham Abbey.
David Stevenson, The Road to 11th November, 1918: How the First World War was ended.

Wednesday, 24th October
Saffron Walden Historical Society. 7.45 p.m. Friends’ Meeting House, High Street, Saffron Walden.
Malcolm White, Saffron Walden 1945-2000.

Saturday, 27th October
Historical Association (Essex branch). 2.30 p.m. Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford.
Catherine Fletcher, The Divorce of Henry VIII: an untold story from inside the Vatican.

Wednesday, 7th November
South Woodham Ferrers Local History Society. 8 p.m. Champions Manor Hall, 94 Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers.
Roger Johnson, ‘The Murder at Moat Farm’.

Monday, 12th November
Billericay Archaeological and Historical Society. 8 p.m. Venue ?
Steve Newman, Metal Detecting. Part 2.
Stebbing Local history Society. 8 p.m. Village Hall, Stebbing.
Peter Layzell, The Essex Regiment in the First World War.

Thursday, 15th November
Clacton and District Local History Society. 7.30 p.m. Pier Avenue Baptist Church, Clacton-on-Sea.
Francis Boardman, “Suffragettes: a Media War”.
Halstead and District Local History Society. 7.30 p.m. Baptist Church, Hedingham Road.
David Austin, The Vikings.

Friday, 16th November
Waltham Abbey Historical Society. 8 p.m. Baptist Church, Paradise Road, Waltham Abbey.
James Lewis, The Great Stink and a Little Bit more.

Tuesday, 20th November
Takeley Local History Society. 6 p.m. Roseacres Primary School.
Bob Ogley, The Great Storm of 1987.

Wednesday, 21st November
Leyton and Leytonstone Local History Society. 7.45 p.m. Leyton 6th Form College (Room HE4), Essex Road, Leyton.
David Boote, The Home Front in Leyton and Leytonstone 1939-1945.

Thursday, 22nd November
Newport Local History Group. 8 p.m. Church House, Newport
Ken Worpole, We are not afraid of the Future: Communitarian settlements in Essex 1880-2018.

Wednesday, 28th November
Saffron Walden Historical Society. 7.45 p.m. Friends’ Meeting House, High Street, Saffron Walden.
Clare Mulley, The Women who flew for Hitler.

Saturday, 1st December
Historical Association (Essex branch). 2.30 p.m. Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford.
Joanna Story, Treasures from the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.

Monday, 10th December
Billericay Archaeological and Historical Society. 8 p.m. Venue?
Anita Maria Sackett, Victorian Christmas – Pagan Origins.

Thursday, 13th December
Chingford Historical Society. 7.30 p.m. St Peter and St Paul Church, Chingford Green.
Morna Daniels, The Origins of Fairy Tales.

With thanks to Christopher Thompson for preparing this list.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

'The Bardfield Painters'. A talk for High Country History Group. Thursday 28 June 2018. 8pm


Fed up with football on TV messing up the schedules?  Want to escape the nonsense and do something more interesting instead?  We have the answer.

On Thursday 28 June at 8pm Jacqui Eykelbosch will be giving a talk on The Bardfield Painters.  The village of Great Bardfield during the mid-twentieth century became a well-known artists’ colony, among them Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious.

The High Country History Group meet at Toot Hill Village Hall, Stanford Rivers.  Members £1.  Visitors £3.  Book stall and refreshments as usual.

This is a fixture you won’t want to miss.

Andrew Smith
High Country History Group


Saturday, 16 June 2018

Roman Finds Group Autumn Meeting. London. 15 October 2018


The Roman Finds Group Autumn Conference
in association with
The Museum of London
and
MOLA
Monday October 15th 2018


The conference comprises three sessions of papers with twelve talks covering various aspects of Roman funerary archaeology and finds, primarily in London. We are getting more and more people to our meetings and this meeting will also be widely advertised by the Museum of London and MOLA marketing teams so early booking is strongly advised. The cost of the meeting is £18 for fully paid up RFG members, £15 for students and £22 for non-members. Attendance applications can be made by filling out the form below and returning it with the required payment to the address stated.

What’s included?
·         Access to all conference sessions and poster viewings.
·         Tea, coffee, and biscuits as per the conference programme.
·         Visit to the ‘The Roman Dead’ Exhibition during the lunch break.

Book Sales/Poster Displays
There will be space for posters, and discussion during all breaks. There will also be space for the sale of books should anyone wish to do so. If so, please contact Stephen Greep in advance. MOLA will be offering Roman cemetery excavation reports for sale at a discount and PCA (Pre-construct Archaeology) will be selling discounted copies of their Roman Burials in Southwark and other reports

Getting to the Museum of The London Docklands
The closest tube station is West India Quay - the museum entrance is two minutes’ walk. To find more information about getting to the museum please visit their website:  

Questions and Further Information
More details about the exhibition Museum of London Docklands Roman Dead are available at https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands/whats-on/exhibitions/roman-dead?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9P_thPf_2AIVxbztCh1jsgfDEAAYASAAEgIyP_D_BwE. Questions about the RFG meeting should be emailed to Stephen Greep at: sjgreep@romanfinds.org.uk We look forward to seeing you.




 Finds for the dead in Roman London and beyond
Conference Schedule

10.00    Registration (with tea, coffee and biscuits)

10.30    Welcome: Jackie Keily, Senior Curator, Prehistory and Roman, Museum of London

Session one:
Chair: Mike Marshall, MOLA

10.40    Alison Telfer, MOLA – A watery grave: funerary activity in the upper Walbrook valley

11.05    Angela Wardle, Roman Finds Group – Grave goods from high status Roman burials at Spitalfields

11.30    Victoria Ridgeway, PCA - Something fishy going on in Southwark: diet, mobility and burial practices in Londinium's southern Cemetery

11.55    Jackie Keily and Meriel Jeater, Museum of London – Designing the ‘Roman Dead’

12.20    Lunch and The Roman Dead Exhibition Viewing

Session Two  

Chair:  Stephen Greep, Roman Finds Group

13.50    Julian Bowsher, MOLA – Roman coins from cemeteries in London

14.15    Rebecca Redfern, Museum of London – Jane/John Doe: identifying Roman mobility using bioarchaeology

14.40    Kevin Hayward, PCA – Commemoration and Internment of the Roman dead in London: The use of stone

15.05    John Pearce, Kings College London – Marking the dead in Roman London: text, sculpture, monument 

15.30   Coffee, Tea and biscuits – viewing of posters

Session Three

Chair:  Jackie Keily, Museum of London

16.00    Stephen Greep, Roman Finds Group – Scroll Holders and the Funerary Pyre: an example from Roman London

16.15    Owen Humphreys, University of Reading – Tombs of the unknown craftsmen? Carpenter burials in Roman Britain and Europe

16.30    Adam Parker, York Museum TrustMystery Solved: A Gold Plaque in the Collections of the Yorkshire Museum

16.45    Glynn Davis, Colchester MuseumsColchester’s Roman Dead: Collections, Cremations and Coffins
           
17.00    Closing remarks: Jenny Hall, Roman Finds Group


The Roman Finds Group and Museum of London
 Autumn Conference
Finds for the dead in Roman London and beyond
Booking Form


If you wish to attend the conference please complete the following form and return it with a cheque made out to The Roman Finds Group. Post to Stephen Greep, 6 The Redwoods, Willerby, Hull. HU10 6DQ


Name(s):



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Meeting Attendance

I would like the following (please indicate number of attendees):


……….            RFG Member £18        … …….Non-Member £22                   ……….Student £15



Total amount of cheque enclosed:      

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