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Saturday 1 July 11am

Visit the Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey when the site will be closed to the public. £13.00pp includes a 45 minute land train tour and refreshments.

Wednesday 12 July 12 noon

Afternoon cruise on a Thames Barge from Maldon. £20 (afternoon tea available for £11.50)

thames sailing barge

Saturday 16 September, 10.30am

Tour of Alderford Water Mill, Sible Hedingham. £5.

alderford water mill


Monday 24 April 2017, 2pm

Tour of Hylands House, Chelsmford. £5.

Thursday 18 May 2017, 10.30am

Tour of Coalhouse Fort and visit to St Catherine’s Church, East Tilbury. £6.

Saturday 17 June 2 pm

AGM at Silver End Village Hall, near Witham.

Wednesday 23 August 10.30am

Tour of Bulmers Brickyards, Sudbury, Suffolk, followed by a visit to the Gestinthorpe Roman Villa. £5.

bulmers brickyard

Sunday 15 October 12.30 for 1pm

Morant Lunch at the Purleigh Bell, Purleigh. Speaker: Tony Tuckwell, ‘How Essex became a Diocese with Chelmsford as its Cathedral’. £28 (bookings by 15 September please).

Saturday 4 November 10am – 4.30pm

Essex History and Archaeology symposium. Christ Church United Reformed Church, Chelmsford.

Saturday 11 November 2.00pm Essex Industrial Archaeology Group

Essex Industrial Archaeology Group annual meeting and lecture: Tony Kirby, ‘Railways and Industry’. Chelmsford Museum.

Non-members £2. No booking required.


The Society can accept no liability for loss of injury sustained by members attending any of its programme of events. Members are asked to take reasonable care on visits and alert others to obvious risks. Please respect the privacy and property of those who invite us into their homes.

Lectures are open to non-members but membership is required for the visits. For further information and to book contact the Excursions Secretary, Dr Graham Gould, 16 Osborne Road, Leyton, E10 5QW. To join contact the Hon. Membership Secretary, Tracy Hunter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

All events to be booked via the Excursion Secretary at least 10 days prior to the event. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for each event, for maps and other instructions if you do not want these by email. Cheques should be made payable to the Essex Society for Archaeology and History. If there are any transport issues in attending these events, please contact the Programme Secretary.

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