BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER APRIL 2015
The weather was very kind to us for the coach trip to Thriplow last month and there was more than enough to keep us busy all day. A new addition was the foods of the world area, which proved a great attraction. Many thanks to Richard for organising the trip and to Alan Johnson for his 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 6th September. Please telephone Richard Chapman on 01708 867500 for further information or to book.
We will at the Chadwell Heath History Fair next Saturday (see details below) – please come along to this very successful event!
Our next meeting is the AGM on Monday 11th May and this will be followed an illustrated talk History of the Stowe Maries Aerodrome, Essex, by Roger Smith.
Tuesday 14th April Talk: Smithfield and St. Barts, by John Neal. Newham History Society 7.45pm. Conservative Club, Vicarage Lane, E6. Non-
Tuesday 14th April Talk: Another brick in the wall: Bedford’s Park walled garden, by Lois Amos. Friends of Valence House at Valence House Visitors’ Centre. 3pm. Visitors welcome £1.50. Telephone 020 8227 2034
Wednesday 15th April Talk: Keepers, Cockneys and Kitchenmaids, by Georgina Green. 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 18th April Fifth Chadwell Heath History Fair. Hosted by the Chadwell Heath Historical Society. Local history societies, heritage services, Newham Bookshop, Barking Photographic Society and much more. 10am – 4pm St. Chad’s Church Hall, St. Chad’s Road, Chadwell Heath.
Saturday 18th April Friends of Valence House book sale. 10am – 3pm. Valence House Museum. Becontree Avenue, Dagenham. Further details telephone 020 8227 2034.
Sunday 19th April Havering Heritage Day at the Old Chapel, St. Mary’s Lane, Upminster, RM14 2QR. 2pm – 5pm.
Thursday 7th May Valence House collections masterclass with Linda Rhodes: 70th anniversary of VE-
Saturday 9th May Talk: Scandals at sea (sad tales-
Monday 11th May Talk: Dreams of the ideal: the Corporation of London’s development at Ilford, by Stephen Smith. 7.30 – 9.30pm. Ilford Historical Society. 7.30pm at the Ilford Hospital Chapel, The Broadway, Ilford Hill, Ilford, IG1 2AT. Non-
Saturday 23rd May – Saturday 18 th July Exhibition: Barking Photographic Society . Valence House Museum. 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday. Admission free.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR INFORMATION TABLE FOR DETAILS OF MORE EVENTS, FREE LEAFLETS, ETC.
John Blake – Chairman
0208 597 7210