Saturday, 30 December 2017

Essex Society for Archaeology and History. Programme for 2018

Programme of Visits 2018

Saturday 24 February: 2.00pm
Talk about the Steam Tug Brent, Venue: Chelmsford Museum. Cost £2.00pp to members and £3.00pp to non-members, including refreshments.

Saturday 10 March: 1.00pm
Morant Lecture: Millennium Tour of Clacton, followed by a talk by George Hardwick Venue: Pier Avenue Baptist Church Clacton on Sea Including refreshments. Cost £5.00pp members, £6.00pp non-members

Saturday 14 April: 10.30am
Tour of Castle Point Transport Museum Canvey Island, including refreshments. Cost £5.00pp

Saturday 19 May: 11.00am
Tour and Refreshment package Roman Circus House Colchester £12.50pp (min of 10)

Saturday 9 June: 2.00pm
AGM at Hill Farm Gestingthorpe. After the formal business, Ashley Cooper will offer a tour of the Hill Farm Museum, with its exhibits from geological times to the Second World War. These also include a medieval Guildhall, an eighteenth century corn barn, rural bygones and artefacts from the Roman Villa. There will also be an opportunity visit the site of the Villa and the current archaeological excavations, where a Romano-British ritual site may have existed..

Thursday 5 July
Tour of Rayne Hall and church in Rayne Braintree. Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Saturday 14th July  2pm. Visit to Rochford. 
A free talk, organised by Monumental Brass Society, in conjunction with Rochford Hundred Historical Society, Rochford Town Team and Essex Society for Archaeology and History. There will be 3 speakers and the event is to celebrate the relocation of the Brass to Thomas Stapel 1371. Why not join a tour of Rochford in the morning, tours start at 10am and 12 noon. The tours are free, but donations to the guides are accepted. To book your ticket go to Bookings for Thomas Stapel and enter the password ‘stapel’. More information will be found in a flyer in the next ESAH newsletter.
Venue: St Andrews Church Hall Road Rochford SS4 1NW. Free, donations welcome.

Saturday 18 August: 2.00pm
Tour of Pentlow Hall, Church and Water Mill. Including refreshments. Cost £5.00pp

Saturday 22 September: 10.30pm
 Tour Historic Harwich and Redoubt Fort. All day visit, Lunch not included. Cost £5.00pp

Sunday 7 October: 12.30pm for 1pm
Morant Lunch: at Intimo fresco, 116 High Street, Maldon (Note change of venue). Cost £25 pp Speaker: Tim Howson on the Swan Hotel in Maldon. Bookings by 9 September please.

Saturday 3 November: 10.00am-4.30pm
History & Archaeology Symposium: Venue Christ Church URC Chelmsford. Costs £10.00pp including buffet lunch and refreshments.

Saturday 10 November: 11.00am
 Essex Industrial Archaeology Group (EIAG) Annual Meeting at Colne Valley Railway, including a study day. Non-members £2.00pp.

Further details of all events and availability are available from the Excursions Secretary, Mr. Graham Gould, 16 Osborne Road, Leyton, E10 5QW.  All events to be booked via the Excursion Secretary at least 10 days prior to the event. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for each event, for maps and other instructions if you do not want these by email.  Cheques should be made payable to the Essex Society for Archaeology and History. If there are any transport issues in attending these events, please contact the Programme Secretary.

The visits on the Society's programme are open to members and associate members only.  The Society can accept no liability for loss or injury sustained by members attending any of its programmed events.  Members 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.

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