BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER MARCH 2015
Richard Chapman is recovering from his hip operation and has been staying with family in Braintree. There is a get well card on the information table for members to sign.
We have three coach trips booked; Thriplow Daffodil Weekend on Sunday 22nd March, Tiptree Jam Museum and Ingatestone Hall on 7th June and Bletchley Park on 6 th September. Please telephone Richard Chapman on 01708 867500 for further information.
Our next meeting is on Monday 13th April when there will be a presentation Barking and Dagenham: 50 years on. Katie Avagah and I will be looking at the relationship between Barking and its neighbour Dagenham through the eyes of the local press.
Thursday 5th March Valence House Masterclass; as part of International Women’s Week, Clare Sexton will be talking about the women who worked in munitions at the Sterling factory in Dagenham. 2pm – 3pm. Valence House Museum. Becontree Avenue, Dagenham. Further details telephone 020 8227 2034.
Saturday 7th March. Essex Congress History Symposium. Christchurch, Chelmsford 10am – 4.30pm. The theme is transport in Essex. Details available on the information table.
Monday 9th March Talk: Child in wartime: evacuation, the bombing of Coventry, the Blitz and Doodlebugs, by Canon John B. Barnes. 7.30 – 9.30pm. Ilford Historical Society. 7.30pm at the Ilford Hospital Chapel, The Broadway, Ilford Hill, Ilford, IG1 2AT. Non-
Tuesday 10th March Talk: In the beginning: Newham, by Kathy Taylor. Newham History Society 7.45pm. Conservative Club, Vicarage Lane, E6. Non-
Saturday 14th March Talk: The blackest streets, by Sarah Wise . East of London Family History Barking branch. 2pm at St. Elisabeth Church Hall, Wood Lane, Dagenham, Visitors welcome.
Tuesday 17th March Talk: The Fanshawe paintings and their conservation, by Leeanne Westwood. Friends of Valence House, Visitor Centre, Becontree Avenue. 3pm. Members free, visitors £1.50.
Wednesday 18th March Talk: Rudyard Kipling’s Kim’s footsteps, by Doreen Tayler. Chadwell Heath Historical Society. Wangey Chapel, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £1.50. Telephone 020 8590 4659 for more details.
Thursday 2nd April Valence House Masterclass; Henry Gillard Glindoni, by Leeanne Westwood. 2pm ? 3pm. Valence House Museum. Becontree Avenue, Dagenham. Further details telephone 020 8227 2034.
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.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR INFORMATION TABLE FOR DETAILS OF MORE EVENTS, FREE LEAFLETS, ETC.
John Blake – Chairman
0208 597 7210