BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
JUNE 2013 NOTICES
My thanks to Bill Dale for agreeing to deliver today’s talk at such short notice – Bill will be talking to us about his work on the railways.
We have coach trips arranged to Capel Manor Gardens and Vintage Vehicle display on Sunday 8th September and the Dickensian Christmas Festival at Rochester on Sunday 8th December. Booking forms are available on the information table.
Pat Manley is doing another guided walk for us on Friday 7th June and the theme is The Great Fire of London. No need to book, just turn up! £5 per person. Meet at Monument Station (Fish Street entrance) 6.30pm.
We had a stall at the Dagenham Community Day last month at the Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club; it was a slow start, but greatly picked up in the afternoon. I would like to thank Richard Chapman and Irene Flitcroft for their invaluable help at the event.
We do not meet in July or August, but our next meeting is on Monday 2nd September when members of the Handley Page Association will be giving an illustrated talk on Handley Page: the Barking and Dagenham connection.
The next Chadwell Heath Historical Society meeting takes place at Wangey Chapel, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19th June with a talk by Lois Amos on the The life and times of Bedfords Park. Visitors welcome £1.50. Telephone 020 8590 4659 for more details.
My year is the subject of a talk by Lisa Rigg (Heritage Properties Manager for Valence and Eastbury houses) to the Friends of Valence House at Valence House Visitors’ Centre on Tuesday 11th June at 2pm. The talk follows the Friends AGM. Visitors £1.50. Telephone 01708 769946 for further details.
Films made in Newham is the title of a talk by Jennifer Aish at the Newham History Society on Tuesday 12th June at 7.45pm. Talks take place at the Didsbury Centre, Didsbury Close, East Ham. Visitors welcome £2.
The next meeting of the Barking and Dagenham branch of the East of London Family History Society on Saturday 8th June at St.Elisabeth’s Church, Wood, Lane, Dagenham. Linda Rhodes is the guest speaker – The Dagenham murder: PC George Clark. 2pm.
Bryan Tester of the Barking Photographic Society is organizing a coach trip to the Royal Chatham Dockyard on Saturday 21st September 2013 for the Salute to the 1940s event. Coach will leave Eastbury House, Barking at 9am and Valence Library, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham at 9.15am. Coach: £7.50. Cost of entrance: Adults £11.50. Seniors £10. Child £8.50. The coach will leave Chatham at 5pm. Contact Bryan on 020 8591 1986.
Marks Gate Day takes place from 10am on Saturday 15th June at Marks Gate Junior School, Rose Lane (buses 62 and 296 stop nearby). Local history, stalls, crafts, games, etc.
A new comedy play, Barking in Essex, opens at Wyndhams Theatre, London on the 6th September 2013. The play written by Clive Exton stars Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock and is about a gangster released from prison and returns to Essex to collect his ill-
THE NEW VALENCE HOUSE/EASTBURY WHAT’S ON PROGRAMME IS AVAILABLE ON THE INFORMATION TABLE.
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John Blake – Chairman