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Forthcoming Talks

At a suitably social distanced meeting on 14th April, your Committee has decided to resume the talk program as follows:
Steam Tug Brent by Janet Hall - This talk originally schedueld for 10th March will now take place on 7th July 2021.
Monte Rey - This talk originally scheduled for 9th June will now be given as a special Galleywood Festival talk at St Michaels Church on the afternoon (2.00pm start) of Wednesday 21st July.  It will be given in the memory of our previous late President David Stacy.
A photographic tour of Essex Gardens - This talk will take place as originally planned on 8th September.
The Rich family, Earls of Warwick and the County - This talk will take place as originally planned on 10th November after a short AGM.

Past Times 73 - June 2021.

This issue explains how the Society will continue to give in person talks and a paper newsletter rather than go totally digital.  The main article is on The White Bear in the 1960's and 1970's based on an oral history interview with the then landlady.

Sad News

It is with sadness we announce the passing of our President David Stacy on 21st January.  David had tested positive for covid-19 in his care home and passed away peacefully in Broomfield Hospital. 

2020 AGM

There was no AGM in 2020 due to pandemic restrictions.  The existing committee members agreed to serve for another year.  The annual accounts to 30 September 2020 were independently examined as usual and are available on request to any member who wishes to see them.

2020-21 Membership

A decision has been made to reduce membership for this year only to £5.  Details will be sent out with the Past Times newsletter.

Index of past talks

We have added this to the Meeting Dates page

Galleywood Heritage Centre*

The Heritage Room is currently open on Tuesdays afternoons with a small dsiplay on the racecourse.  The room wil be attended but you will be unable access documents.  Theer will be guided walks on the Common Tuesday afternoons - cost £3.00 per person. 
Contact for times and details.  There is a Tea room 1.00-4.00pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Local Family History Research

The Essex Society for Family History meets monthly on a Satuday at Galleywood Heritage Centre*.  If you would like to know how to start researching your family history contact 

* Please note that Galleywood Heritage Centre currently has limited opening due to Covid-19.  Check their website for opening arrangements.