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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 does not currently have schedueld date.
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 72 - March 2020.

This includes advice of the death of David Stacy and that the March talk has been provisionally postponed to 14th April.  The main article is about the blue plaque for Chelmsford Golf Course on the side of The Horse and Groom pub on The Common.

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 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.