BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER MARCH
SOCIETY AND OTHER NEWS
Stephen Jewers Gardens, a new road on the old Barking Hospital site is nearing completion; it has been named after our founder at the request of the Society
The Queen’s Theatre visit last month to see Oklahoma was a great success. Many thanks to June Johnson for organising this.
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 www.valencehousecollections.co.uk
Will all members please note that they should not open the front doors of Harp House for residents to leave the building; many vulnerable adults live in the house and often wander off.
Our next meeting is on Monday 4th April when Meryl Catty will give a talk To coin a phrase: a light hearted look at the origins of some the expressions in everyday use.
Tuesday 8th March. Talk: Ilford Hospital Chapel.7.45pm. Newham History Society, East Ham Conservative Club, 1, Vicarage Lane, East Ham, E6 6AD. Visitors welcome £2.
Saturday 12th March. Talk: Jack the Ripper, by Jef Page. 2pm. East of London Family History Society. St. Elisabeth's Church Hall, Wood Lane, Dagenham, RM8 2XT. Visitors welcome.
Saturday 12th March. London Cinema Museum. 1.30pm. Havering Museum, 19-
Tuesday 15th March. Talk: Copped Hall: the mansion and the gardens from 1150 to date, by Peter Dalton. 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.
Tuesday 29th March. Film screening: British Pathe News. Valence House Visitor Centre, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT. 2pm. Tickets £3. Telephone 020 8227 2034 to book,
Saturday 16th April. Sixth Chadwell Heath History Fair. 10am-
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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