18
Mar
2020

Miss Willmott's Garden

Price is currently under negotiation
Miss Willmott's Garden

Warley Place is now just a gaunt ruin and a few cellars open to the weather but it plays a part in British horticultural history as the former home of horticulturist Miss Ellen Willmott [1858 to 1934]. Such was her influence as a grower and breeder that many plants still bear the name willmotti or warleyensis today.

25
Apr
2020

Annual Morant Lecture

25-04-2020
£25.00
Annual Morant Lecture

Tim Wander will deliver a lecture to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Marconi’s first radio transmission. Extract from an interview with Tim Wander:

"On April 14th 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg - the story's extremely well-known, but 711 lives were saved, solely because she carried radio. She was able to send a CQD distress, or SOS, to summon assistance to some 711 people who were floating in lifeboats at the time. That one event changed the world we live in, and that's perhaps one of the reasons why the sinking of the Titanic is so well reported." A wireless engineer in the Marconi radio room

 

22
May
2020

Warner's Textile Archive

Warner's Textile Archive

Experience a pre-booked tour of the archive which includes plenty of time and opportunity to examine the archive store which is England’s second largest collection of flat textiles representing a local industry that grew to be world famous. warner textile detail of fern wreath on hand woven silk

27
Jun
2020

Annual General Meeting

The Essex Society for Archaeology and History will hold its Annual General Meeting at the University of Essex Albert Sloman Library where we hold our archives in a secure and temperature controlled environment behind glass. This is an opportunity to visit the archives for yourselves and browse the shelves of ancient books as well as enjoy the retelling of past successful searches in our collections. Library 01

25
Jul
2020

Colchester Castle Museum

Colchester Castle Museum

Colchester Castle Museum was the original store for ESAH's collection of artifacts. Built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, the castle is the largest Norman keep in Europe. Now a museum, it showcases the history of Colchester from Celtic Kings, through Roman invasion and Boudiccan revolt, to Norman conquest and medieval life.

20
Sep
2020

Walking Tour of Colchester's Victorian red light district

20-09-2020
Old Colchester
Walking Tour of Colchester's Victorian red light district

Dr Jane Pearson will conduct a tour of several streets and explain the lives led by some of Colchester’s Victorian prostitutes and their customers.

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