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Future Talks

In the light of current and expected restrictions during the covid-19 pandemic the talks program has been suspended and there will be no talk on 11th November as planned.  We sincerely hope that by March 2021 we will be back to normal.

2020 AGM

There will be no AGM this year.  The existing committee members have agreed to serve 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

Talk 9th September 2020

Some 17 members who had booked places attended this talk - several others who had booked did not sadly turn up.  Those who attended were entertained by Sylvia Kent talking about her life and writing especially on local history.  Unfortunately technology let us down as the recording we made cut off half way through (the unmarked chip inside the recording device had low capacity) so we may be unable to make it available to the wider membership.

Bearing in mind the announcement that day of the 'Rule of 6' in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, consideration as to whether and if so how our November talk and AGM goes ahead will be made nearer the time. 

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 . 

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.