Sunday, 30 August 2015

Essex Industrial Heritage Fair. Braintree Museum. Saturday 10 October 2015.

Final details of this special event are now available.  This promises to be an interesting day.

A Sub-Group of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Email address: essexiag [at] gmail.com
Saturday 10th October 2015
from: 10 am to 4 pm
at: Braintree District Museum, Manor Street, Braintree, Essex CM7 3HW

Programme for the day
11am Welcome by Tony Crosby, Chairman of Essex Industrial Archaeology Group
followed by: The Official opening of the Industrial Heritage Fair by The Lord Petre, J.P., H.M. Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Patron of Essex Society for Archaeology and History

A series of 20 minute talks will take place today in the Courtauld Gallery at the Town Hall (directly opposite the Museum). These talks will start promptly at the times listed below and visitors are requested to make their way to the Town Hall where they will be directed to the Courtauld Gallery.
11.30am Bays and Says by David Morgans
12.00pm Silk Industry of Braintree by Charlotte Harding
12.30pm Public Supply Industry, Colchester by Brian Light
1.00pm 'Not just Flora' unusual industrial aspects of Thurrock by Jonathan Catton
1.30pm European Route for Industrial Heritage by Jonathan Lloyd

Organisations at the Industrial Heritage Fair
Association for Industrial Archaeology
Braintree and Bocking Civic Society
Balkerne Tower Trust, Colchester
Brightlingsea Museum
British Water Tower Appreciation Society
Bulmer Brick and Tile Company Limited
Colne Valley Railway Preservation Society
East Anglian Railway Museum
Epping Ongar Railway Volunteer Society
Essex Fire Museum
Essex Industrial Archaeology Group
Essex Society for Archaeology and History
European Route for Industrial Heritage
Friends of Alderford Mill, Sible Hedingham
Friends of Upminster Windmill
Great Dunmow Maltings Preservation Trust Limited
Halstead and District Local History Society and Halstead Heritage Museum
Halstead 21st Century Group
Marconi Heritage Group
Rippers Limited, former Joinery Manufacturers of Castle and Sible Hedingham
Sandford Mill Museum, Chelmsford Museums
Silver End Heritage Society
(Several of the above organisations will have publications for sale).

Braintree District Museum is open to the public, but please note, access to the Museum is through their main door and there will be an entrance fee. Refreshments are available at R & T's Café adjoining the Museum.
If you wish to visit local Industrial Heritage sites today 'Braintree Town Trail' maps are available, free of charge, from the EIAG stand.

The Essex Industrial Archaeology Group (EIAG) is a sub-group of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History (ESAH) and was established to provide a way forward for industrial archaeology in Essex, which previously lacked a society dedicated to Essex Industrial Heritage. The aims of the group are to research and record industries in Essex and their sites; publish reports on the work of the Group; Initiate and support the preservation of important industrial sites, buildings, artefacts and records; organise talks and visits to the many archaeology and heritage sites in Essex, and to work in partnership with Essex County Council, District Councils, amenity groups and others with an interest in Essex's industrial past.

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