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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Essex Society for Archaeology and History: 2015 Programme

Programme for 2015

Saturday 7th February 2015 2pm 
Lecture at Chelmsford Museum.  Speaker Laurie Page on Paleography, with a presentation and a hands-on opportunity to attempt to decipher old documents. Followed by tea and biscuits. Members free, non members £1.00. Booking required.

Friday 20th March 7.30pm
Morant Lecture: Prof David Gill – The Wonderful World of Disney: Collecting Classical Antiquity at St Edmund & St Mary Church Ingatestone, followed by tea & biscuits. Cost £5.00 members in advance, £6.00 non-members and on the day.

Saturday 25th April 2pm
Beeleigh Mill and St Giles Church, Langford. Guided tour of the Mill and engine, followed by a guided tour of the Church and refreshments. Cost £5.00 in advance, £6.00 on the day.

Saturday 16th May 10.30am
Mersea Island Museum and Barrow. A visit to the museum with talks followed by a visit to the Barrow or a tour of Historic Mersea, including refreshments. Cost £10.00. (Max 36)

Saturday 13th June 2pm
AGM at the New Albert Sloman Library, Essex University, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester. Refreshments £5.00.

Saturday 4th July 10am
Bata Factory and Reminiscence &Resource Centre, East Tilbury. A tour of the Factory, Estate and R&R centre, including refreshments. Cost £5.00 in advance, £6.00 on the day.

Sunday 26th July 10.30am
Copped Hall. A tour of 18th century Copped Hall followed by a tour of the excavations of the demolished Tudor Mansion, including refreshments. Cost £7.00 in advance, £8.00 on the day.

Saturday 22nd August 2pm 
New Hall School Chelmsford. Talk and Tour of this former Tudor Palace of Henry Vlll by Tony Tuckwell, including refreshments. Cost £5.00 in advance £6.00 on the day

Wednesday 16th September 10am
Museum of Power Langford. A tour of this former pumping station, which now houses a collection of industrial machinery. There is a cafĂ© on site for refreshments. Cost £5.00 in advance, £6.00 on the day.

Saturday 3rd October.  10.15am to 1.00pm
Archive Open Day at Education Room, Hollytrees, Colchester
An opportunity for members to come and see the archives of our Society.  No charge. Admission to our pop up search room on production of valid membership card. Search room rules apply – pencil use only etc.  Bring your own laptop, digital camera.  Our records include Minute Books and research by members over many years. Highlights include two albums of church photographs taken c.1880 to 1910 and six volumes of notes on churches by C. F. D. Sperling dating from the late-nineteenth to early-twentieth century. View the latest draft catalogue online at
Hosted by the Library Committee.  For further information or to pre-order documents use contact via

Sunday 11th October 12.30pm for 1pm
Morant Lunch at Russell’s Restaurant Bell Street, Great Baddow. Speaker is Roger Tabor on the subject of the Lost Royal Buildings of Essex. Cost 27.00. Bookings by 13th September please.

Saturday 7th November 2015  10.15am to 1.00pm
Archive Open Day at Education Room, Hollytrees, Colchester
Details as 3rd October.

Saturday 14th November 12.30pm
EIAG Annual Meeting at Chelmsford Museum followed by a lecture on Industrial Archaeology by Keith Falconer, to include refreshments. Cost free to members on production of programme card, non-members £2.00.

Friday 26th February 2016 12 noon
Martello Tower, Jaywick. A talk and tour of the Martello Tower at Jaywick, including refreshments. Cost £5.00 in advance £6.00 on the day.

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