Monday, 29 October 2018

Essex Industrial Archaeology Group AGM & Study Day. Saturday 10 November 2018

A Sub-Group of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History          
Email address: essexiag@gmail.com

Saturday 10th November 2018
from: 11 am to 3.30pm
at: Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road,
Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ
Programme for the day
10.30 to 10.50am: Arrival and booking in.
11 am: Welcome by Tony Crosby, Chairman of Essex                                                     Industrial Archaeology Group followed by Annual Meeting
11.30am: A talk about the historical context of the former Colne Valley and Halstead Railway by Paul Lemon
11.50am: A talk about the various industries along the route of the former Colne Valley and Halstead Railway during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Adrian Corder-Birch
12.10pm: The history of the preserved Colne Valley Railway by Nick Ellis
12.30pm: The vision for the future of the Colne Valley Railway Preservation site and museum by Paul Lemon and Nick Ellis
1 to 2pm: Lunch – Light refreshments are available on site including tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits, but otherwise members are invited to bring picnics.
2 to 3.15pm: Tour of the site to be led by Nick Ellis with train ride on Diesel Multiple Unit by Paul Lemon
3.30pm: Members are requested to leave the site by 3.30pm please

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, Chelmsford City Council, Unitary, Borough and District Councils, amenity groups and others with an interest in Essex’s industrial past.

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