BARKING AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER JUNE 2015
Along with June and Alan Johnson, I attended a flower festival at the weekend as part of the 80th anniversary celebrations of St. Mary’s Church in Grafton Road, Dagenham. The church is hoping to build up a portfolio of stories from the past so that future generations are able to share them. If you do have any stories please contact Paul Fleming, St. Mary’s Community Connections Officer at the church or telephone 07852207058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a member of the Friends of Valence please can I urge you to attend the AGM at 3pm on Tuesday 9th June at Valence House Visitor Centre as the charity is perilously close to being wound up.
There are still a few seats left for Bletchley Park on 6th 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.
We are now going into our summer break and our new season opens on Monday 7th September with a talk by Helen Dafter on Family history in the Royal Mail archive.
Saturday 23rd May – Saturday 18th July. Exhibition: Barking Photographic Society. Valence House Museum. 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday. Admission free.
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.
Tuesday 9th June. Friends of Valence House AGM followed by a presentation by Chris Fooord on the future of the heritage service in Barking and Dagenham. Friends of Valence House at Valence House Visitors’ Centre. 3pm. Visitors welcome £1.50. Telephone 020 8227 2034.
Tuesday 9th June. Talk: Hampton Court, by Kathy Lancaster. Newham History Society 7.45pm. Conservative Club, Vicarage Lane, E6. Non-
Wednesday 10th June. Talk: Essex coast walk, by Peter Caton. 10.30am. The Old Chapel, St, Mary’s Lane, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2QR. £2 per person. Pre-
Sunday 14th June. Eastbury House will be hosting various family activities to celebrate London Open Squares Day.
Wednesday 17th June. AGM followed by talk: The early history of Romford Football club by Linda Rhodes, John Haley and Terry Fenton. Chadwell Heath Historical Society. Wangey Chapel, Wangey Road, Chadwell Heath at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £1.50. Telephone 020 8590 4659 for more details.
Sunday 21st June. Exhibition: The winds of change: images of Upminster Windmill. 2pm -
Saurday 27th June. Armed Forces Day with entertainment from the Polkadots. 11am – 4pm. Admission free. 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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