Monday, 24 September 2018

ESAH Annual Symposium: Programme of Speakers and Topics

Essex Society for Archaeology & History
Archaeology and Local History Symposium
Time Table for the Day

Saturday 3rd November 2018 10am – 4.30pm
Christ Church URC New London Road Chelmsford

10am – Registration

10.15am Chairman’s opening remarks
10.20am – Stephen Norris – Chelmsford Poor Law Union

11am – Refreshments

11.30am – Rachel Clarke – Beautiful Place! Investigating the Landscape of Henry Vlll’s Palace at Beaulieu in Chelmsford.

12.10pm – Adam Wightman – Fenwick Treasure

 12.50pm – Lunch

2.00pm –Jane Pearson- Doctors and Coroners in 19th Century Colchester

2.40pm – Neil Wiffen – The Home Guard in Essex revisited

 3.20pm – Refreshments

3.50pm – Andrew Smith – More Essex Churches then & now

4.30pm – Chairman’s closing remarks

ESAH Symposium to be held Saturday 3 November 2018: Booking Form



Please notify the bookings secretary, Dr Graham Gould, of your intention to attend an event at least 10 days before its date. Enquiries about availability of places may be made by telephone (020 8556 1423) or email (DrGEGould  at aol.com). Leave message on answerphone/voicemail if no answer.
To save costs (both members’ and the Society’s) it is no longer necessary to send stamped addressed envelopes for a response, UNLESS YOU REQUIRE DIRECTIONS TO AN EVENT. In this case please send s.a.e.s with your payment if you do not wish to receive these by email.

If booking by post please attach your payments to this page and send to Dr Graham Gould, 16 Osborne Road, Leyton, London, E10 5QW, with the number of places required clearly indicated. Keep a copy for your own records.

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ESAH Archaeology and History Symposium Saturday 3rd November 2018 10am-4.30pm

Cost £10.00 pp, including lunch and refreshments

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The Society can accept no liability for loss or injury sustained by anyone attending any Symposiums and 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.

ESAH Annual Symposium: Saturday 3 November 2018

Essex Society for Archaeology & History

History & Archaeology Symposium

Saturday 3rd November 2018
10am to 4.30pm
Christ Church URC  New London Road Chelmsford essex
The Essex Society for Archaeology and History welcomes you to the 2018 History and Archaeology Symposium.

The day will be split with the morning session devoted to three talks with an Industrial/Archaeology theme, and the afternoon session devoted to three talks with a History theme. The cost is £10.00 per person, which includes mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments as well as a buffet lunch. Book your place now to avoid disappointment.  (Form to follow on blog)
 Stephen Norris – Chelmsford Poor Law Union
Rachel Clarke – Investigating the Landscape of Henry Vlll’s Palace at Beaulieu
Adam Wightman – Fenwick Treasure
Jane Pearson- Doctors and Coroners in 19th C Colchester
Neil Wiffen – The Home Guard in Essex Revisited.
Andrew Smith – More Essex Churches then & now

To book contact Dr Graham Gould at drgegould  [AT}  aol.com 02085561423

Monday, 3 September 2018

Historical Association, Essex Branch. Programme 2018/19

Historical Association, Essex Branch
Programme 2018/19

Talks on Saturdays, 2.30pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB
Visitors and prospective members warmly welcomed - £3


29 September
Building Utopia in Purleigh: the rise and fall of a late-Victorian dream
Vic Gray, former Essex County Archivist
(There will be a short AGM before the talk.)

27 October
The Divorce of Henry VIII: an untold story from inside the Vatican
Professor Catherine Fletcher, Associate Professor in History and Heritage, University of Swansea

1 December
Treasures from the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms
(talk to link with exhibition at British Library curated by speaker)
Professor Joanna Story, University of Leicester
(Light seasonal refreshments after the talk)


12 January
The Weimar Republic and its difficult birth
Dr Eric Boston, Director of Academic Liaison, Head of Humanities, Head of History and Politics  CATS Cambridge

2 February
The case of the Petrified Leg and other 18th-century Medical Curiosities
Dr Lisa Smith, Lecturer, Dept of History, University of Essex

2 March
Some ancient Greeks in Roman Britain
Professor Edith Hall, Professor of Classics, King’s College, University of London

6 April
‘Please Sir, I want some more.’ What did they eat in Victorian Britain?
Dr Robert Hopkinson, former Head of History, Wolsingham School, former   Secretary, Durham HA Branch, and recent Treasurer, Cumbria HA Branch          

11 May
‘The March of the Women!’ The Campaign for Women's Suffrage in Britain?
Dr Robert Saunders, Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, Queen Mary College, University of London

For further information: email essexha1 [at…] btinternet.com
www.history.org.uk  and  essexbranchha.blogspot.com

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Heritage Open Days: September 2018

Heritage Open Days

For the next two extended weekends all over Essex there will be Heritage Open Days.  Many of these will be related to Industrial Archaeology.  The Braintree Society, formerly Braintree and Bocking Civic Society, have asked me to remind EIAG members that a number of events will be in Braintree.  Go to the website on the poster, https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting, key in Braintree to find the events there.


Jane Giffould
EIAG membership secretary