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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

Future Talks

In the light of current and expected restrictions during the covid-19 pandemic, the talks program is subject to change.  In particular that on 10th March has been provisionally rescheduled  for 14th April.

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 will be independently examined as usual and then made available to any member who wishes to see them.

Past Times 71 - November 2020

The lead article is an extract from 'Growing Up in Galleywood the diary of William Weeks (1909-1989).  This looks at bread and milk delivery in the village early in the 20th century.

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 - List of Society Events 1998-2020

Galleywood Heritage Centre*

The Heritage Room is usually open on Tuesdays 1.30-3.30pm and by prior appointment Sundays 11.00am to 1.00pm.  Contact Wendy 01245 250499 .  This is unlikley to be the case during the pandemic.

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.