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New website host

As our 'old' host essexinfo.net is closing down at the end of March we moved the live website to a new host E-Voice on 16th Janaury 2020.  The old website will continue to exist until at least mid March but will not be updated.  The old site has on the home page the link to the current site.  The new site has seen the removal of the photos and useful links pages which respectively contained no content and were little used. The useful links may be reinstated at a later date.  It is intended over time to make fuller use of the new host's facilities such as adding recordings of some talks and more visual content.   

Talk & AGM on 13th November

The formality of the AGM was conducted in record time of around 10 minutes with the exisiting committee and membership fees agreed for the coming year.  This was followed by a most entertaining talk by George Coutauld on his time as a 'fat bulldog' or more accurately a Queen's Messenger.  His experiences delivering diplomatic bags to embassies all over the world made for fascinating listening and the chance to see the red diplomatic passpoort festooned with stamps and the badge of office helped to provide a unique insight into this James Bond world.

Past Times 67 - October 2019

The most recent issue continues to cover the blue plaques in the village this time covering that at Rous Cottage/Admiral Rous Inn.

 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  wendy.gf@blueyonder.co.uk  www.galleywoodfolk.co.uk .

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 jandw@blueyonder.co.uk.