BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER APRIL 2016
SOCIETY AND OTHER NEWS
The Barking and Dagenham Post reports that the Gascoigne estate has been renamed Weavers Quarter.
Valence House has a new website which now includes a searchable database of the 30,000+ materials stored in both the museum and Local Studies Centre. Visit
Our annual general meeting takes place on Monday 9th May. This will be followed by an illustrated talk Barking Hospital and its grounds, by Eric Feasey.
We have three new coach trips planned – Brighton on 15th May, the Essex Country Show on 11th September and Ipswich Christmas Market on 11th December. Book at the monthly meeting or telephone Richard Chapman on 01708 867500.
Thursday 7th April. Collections masterclass. Valence House Visitor Centre, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT. 2pm. Telephone 020 8227 2034 to book/further details,
Friday 8th April. Willow basket weaving workshop. 10am-
Saturday 9th April. Talk: Cholera and conflict, by Michael Holland. 2pm. East of London Family History Society. St. Elisabeth’s Church Hall, Wood Lane, Dagenham, RM8 2XT. Visitors welcome.
Monday 11th April. Talk: Keepers, cockneys and kitchen maids,by Georgina Green. Ilford Historical Society, Ilford Hill, 1G1 2AT. Visitors welcome £2.
Tuesday 12th April. Talk: The BBC Sound Archive. 7.45pm. Newham History Society, East Ham Conservative Club, 1, Vicarage Lane, East Ham, E6 6AD. Visitors welcome £2.
Saturday 16th April. Sixth Chadwell Heath History Fair. 10am-
Tuesday 19th April. Talk: Dorothy L.Sayers: the bluestocking and the aristocrat, by Janet Seward. Chadwell Heath Historical Society. Baptist Church Hall, High Road, Chadwell Heath, RM6 6PP at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £1.50. Telephone 020 8590 4659 for more details.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR INFORMATION TABLE FOR DETAILS OF MORE EVENTS, FREE LEAFLETS, ETC.
John Blake – Chairman
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