BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
DECEMBER 2012 NOTICES
Our recent trip to the Bury St. Edmunds Christmas market was a great success – even the weather was kind to us. On arrival, most of us gathered in the cathedral for coffee before heading of in all directions to explore the Christmas market, which was actually a series of markets spread all over the historic town. Many thanks to Richard for all his hard work in organising the day. If you have any ideas for future trips please let us know.
Places are still available on the coach trip to the Thriplow Daffodil Weekend on Sunday 17th March 2013. Coach £9.00+£4 entrance fee. Book with Richard this evening or telephone 01708 867500.
Helen Spencer (Local Heritage Information Manager) wants to hear from anyone with recollections and information on St. Peter’s RC Primary School, which is soon to celebrate its 80th anniversary. Speak to Helen at today’s meeting or telephone 07585401967 if you can help.
There is no January meeting; our next talk is on Monday 4th February 2013 when Mark Watson will deliver an illustrated talk The Victorians of Dagenham.
A reminder to members of the Chadwell Heath Historical Society that their Christmas social takes place at Wangey Chapel, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19th December. Visitors welcome £1.50 + £3.00 refreshments, but must be pre-
The next meeting of the Barking Branch of the East of London Family History Society is on Saturday 8th December when Christmas is celebrated with a social at 2pm. Further details 0208 592 9540.
Saturday 1 December 2012 to Saturday 2 February 2013
A special exhibition to celebrate Christmas and
bring in the New Year.
Museum tours Free
Discover the stories of the objects on display on
a guided tour led by the museum curator. First
Saturday of the month. No booking required.
Saturday 2 February 2013, 10.30am and 2pm
Saturday 2 March 2013, 10.30am and 2pm
The Ilford and District Historical Society Christmas social is taking place on Monday 10th December at Ilford Hospital Chapel, The Broadway, Ilford Hill. Visitors welcome £2.00. Telephone 07762 514238.
Films from the Chingford Archive is the title of a talk by David Pigott at the Newham History Society on Tuesday 11th December at 7.45pm. Talks take place at the Didsbury Centre, Didsbury Close, East Ham. Visitors welcome £2.
Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Square, Barking is hosting a St. Nicholas Day carol concert on Friday 7th December from 5pm to 9.30pm. £5 per person. Booking required 020 8724 1000.
The Geffrye Museum at 136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch is celebrating Christmas with a Victorian evening of seasonal entertainment on Thursday 6th December 5pm – 8pm. Admission free. 020 7739 9893.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR INFORMATION TABLE FOR DETAILS OF MORE EVENTS, FREE LEAFLETS, ETC.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
John Blake – Chairman
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