BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER MAY 2015
A group of society members attended a street party at the Newham Bookshop last Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE day; despite the drizzle we all had a great time.
The Society had a stall at the Chadwell Heath History Fair on Saturday 18th April – we had a steady stream of visitors and a number of enquiries to be followed up. My thanks go to Pat Manley and Richard Chapman for their help on the day.
There are still a few seats left for Tiptree Jam Museum and Ingatestone Hall on 7th June and Bletchley Park on 6 h September. We are also taking bookings for Kentwell at Christmas on Sunday 13th December. Please telephone Richard Chapman on 01708 867500 for further information or to book.
Our final meeting of the season is on Monday 1st June when Linda Rhodes will give a talk on Ghosts and graves of Barking and Dagenham.
Tuesday 12th May. Talk: Barking Episcopal area church art trail , by Rev, Jonathan Evens. Friends of Valence House at Valence House Visitors’ Centre. 3pm. Visitors welcome £1.50. Telephone 020 8227 2034.
Tuesday 12th May Talk: AGM and talk: East Ham and America, by Bryan Collier, OBE. Newham History Society 7.45pm. Conservative Club, Vicarage Lane, E6. Non-
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May Exhibition: The Old Chapel and World War One: remembered not forgotten. 2pm – 5pm. The Old Chapel, St, Mary’s Lane, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2QR. Telephone 01708 222660.
Wednesday 20th May. Talk: Rayleigh through time, by Mike Davies. 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 23rd May – Saturday 18th July. Exhibition: Barking Photographic Society. Valence House Museum. 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday. Admission free.
Sunday 24th May and Monday 25th May. Civil War re-
Wednesday 27th May. Craft event: Willow basket weaving. 2pm and 4pm. Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Square, Barking, IG11 9SN. Telephone 020 8227 2942.
Tuesday 2nd June. Talk and book signing: The Silvered Heart, by Katherine Clements, whose latest book tells the story Kate Ferrers, the highwaywoman.Tickets £5. 7pm.Valence House Museum. Becontree Avenue, Dagenham. Further details telephone 020 8227 2034.
Saturday 25th July. Friends of Valence House book sale. 10am – 3pm. Valence House Museum, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham. Further details telephone 020 8227 2034.
The next meeting of the Ilford Historical Society is in September – details to follow. 7.30 – 9.30pm. Ilford Historical Society at the Ilford Hospital Chapel, The Broadway, Ilford Hill, Ilford, IG1 2AT. Non-
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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