BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NOVEMBER 2013 NOTICES
The December coach trip to Rochester is now full. Please let us have your suggestions for trips next year.
The guided tour of Trinity House last month organised by Sylvia Daly was a great success; I was unable to attend, but I have received many positive comments on the visit.
My thanks to Richard Chapman for helping on our stall at the Readers’ Evening at the Dagenham Library, Heathway on 25th October 2013.
Margaret and Bryan Tester will be at our November and December meetings with a selection of their greeting cards.
Many thanks to all those members who donate prizes for our weekly and coach raffles.
Our next talk is on Monday 2nd December when Julian Whybra pays a welcome return visit to give a talk on the History of Morris Dancing. Join us afterwards for a glass of wine and a mince pie (yes, Christmas is that close!).
The next Chadwell Heath Historical Society meeting takes place at Wangey Chapel, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th November with a talk by Bryn Elliott on The forgotten men: the Royal Gunpowder Factory explosions 1940. All welcome £1.50. Telephone 020 8590 4659 for more details.
Ghouls and graves in Barking and Dagenham is the subject of a talk by Rhodes to the Friends of Valence House at Valence House Visitors’ Centre on Tuesday 12th November at 2pm. Visitors £1.50. Telephone 01708 769946 for further details.
The next film screening at Valence House is on Thursday 5th December 3-
The next meeting of the Barking and Dagenham branch of the East of London Family History Society is on Saturday 9th December when Sharon Aylward delivers a talk on The Charles Booth Poverty Map. St. Elizabeth’s Church Hall, Wood Lane, Dagenham. Doors open 1pm and talk starts at 2pm. Visitors welcome.
Ian Dowling is the guest speaker at the Newham History Society on Tuesday 9th December 2013. His talk,The Two Ilfords, takes place at 7.45pm at the Didsbury Centre, Didsbury Close, East Ham, E6 2RX. Non-
Barking and Dagenham Archives and Local Studies Centre at Valence House is taking part in the Explore your local archives campaign to promote the value and use of archives supported by the National Archives. Drop in and explore the mystery ‘story box’ from Saturday 16th November. Phone 020 8227 2033 for more details.
The Friends of Valence House Winter Sale is on Saturday 30th November at the Visitors’ Centre, Valence House, Becontree Avenue. 10am-
There will be a Christmas market and craft fair at Eastbury Manor, Eastbury Square, Barking on Saturday 9th November 10am-
PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR INFORMATION TABLE FOR DETAILS OF MORE EVENTS, FREE LEAFLETS, ETC.
John Blake – Chairman
0208 597 7210 firstname.lastname@example.org