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Monday, 28 September 2015

Next Event. Archives Open Day. Hollytrees, Colchester. 3 October 2015

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives Open Days
Saturday 3 October & Saturday 7 November 2015
10.15am to 1.00pm
Education Room, Hollytrees, Colchester

Come and see the archives of our Society dating back to 1852.
No charge.
Admission to our pop up search room on production of valid membership card or similar. 
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.
Come and see the tableware for the Society’s Centenary Medieval Feast in 1953, the photographs and newspaper cuttings.
See notes on the Pleshey Castle excavations in the 1960s.
Discover the original plans for Stansted Airport expansion in the late 1960s through newspaper cuttings and correspondence from this Society.
View two albums of church photographs taken c.1880 to 1910.
Also Sperling’s six volumes of notes on churches dating from the late-nineteenth to early-twentieth century and his many notebooks.
View the latest draft catalogue online at
See more information published on our blog.
For further information or to pre-order documents contact via

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