BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
JUNE 2014 NOTICES
This is our final meeting of the current season and we return on Monday 1st September when we launch our 80th anniversary season with a brief talk by Bill George on artist Frank Tingey. Bill will also launch a booklet he has compiled highlighting Frank’s work. It will be followed by a buffet and wine for members and invited guests.
We still have seats available for the Colchester Military Festival on Sunday 6th July and the St. Albans Cathedral Flower Festival on Sunday 28th September. The trip to Bury St. Edmunds Christmas Fair on Sunday 30th November is now FULL!
Some of our members are taking part in the mock evacuation of local schoolchildren to Upminster Old Chapel on Tuesday 3rd June and Thursday 5th June. If you are interested in coming along please see me after the meeting.
St. Margaret’s Church, Barking and St. Mary’s, Grafton Road are launching projects aimed at providing interactive media displays and events in an effort to highlight the history and architecture of both buildings. Watch this space for further details.
Tuesday 10th June. AGM followed by talk: From a motorway to a mill, by Eric Feasey. Friends of Valence House. Valence House Visitor Centre, Becontree Avenue at 3pm. Visitors welcome £1.50. 01708 769946 for further details.
Tuesday 10th June. AGM+Our memories: members’ recollections. Newham History Society. 7.45pm at the Didsbury Centre, Didsbury Close, East Ham, E6 2RX. Non-
Wednesday 18th June AGM followed by talk: What is under our feet: Essex earthquakes,volcanoes and glaciers, by Bill George. Chadwell Heath Historical Society. Wangey Chapel, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £1.50. Telephone 020 8590 4659 for more details.
Saturday 14th June. Marks Gate Day Fair at Marks Gate Junior School, Rose Lane, Chadwell Heath.
Sunday 22nd June. Classic cars display, Upminster Windmill, St. Mary’s Lane, Upminster. 2pm – 5pm. Further details 0300 030 1803.
Saturday 28th June. Armed Forces Day at Valence House – famous Home Front bus, Dagenham Girl Pipers, Barking Adult College band, Polka Dots (Andrews’ sister tribute group) and Yeomanry Band, 11am – 4pm.
Saturday 19th July. Friends of Valence House Book Sale at the Visitors’ Centre, Valence House, Becontree Avenue. 10am-
Tuesday 19th August. Valence House Garden Party; fun and entertainment for all the family. 6pm – 8.30pm.
Saturday 30th August. The 2014 Valence House History Fair. 11am – 4pm. Contact telephone number: 020 8227 2034.
Saturday 20th September – London Open House – Valence House 10am – 3pm. Includes Friends’ bookstall.
Now available from Valence House! A new CD-
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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