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PROGRAMME OF VISITS 2018

Saturday 24th February 2.00pm. A Talk about Steam Tug Brent

Steam Tug Brent is a classic small ‘lighterage’ steam tug which spent her entire working life under the Port of London Authority flag, and was the last steam tug to work in the London Docks. Steam Tug Brent is currently berthed at Maldon.
Venue: Chelmsford Museum. Cost £2.00 pp to members and £3.00 pp to non-members, including refreshments.

Saturday 10th March 1.00pm. Morant Lecture - Walk and Talk

Walk and Talk - Millennium Tour of Clacton
There will be a millennium walk through part of Clacton followed by a talk on Great Clacton by George Hardwick.
Venue: Clacton Baptist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton. Cost £5.00 pp members, £6.00 pp non-members.

Saturday 14th April 10.30am. Castle Point Transport Museum

Tour of Castle Point Transport Museum on Canvey Island. Castle Point Transport Museum is based on Canvey Island in a bus garage built in 1934 and houses over 30 commercial vehicles.
Venue: Castle Point Transport Museum. Cost £5.00 pp, includes refreshments.

Saturday 19th May 11.00am. Roman Circus House - Walk and Talk

A guided tour of the Roman Circus, followed by lunch followed by a walk to the town via the Roman church in Butt Road and a look at the Balkerne Gate and town walls. Then back to wander around Roman Circus House at your leisure.
Venue: Roman Circus House, Colchester. Cost £12.00 pp (minimum of 10 people), includes lunch.

Saturday 9th June 2.00pm. AGM at Hill Farm Gestingthorpe

Hill Farm has an impressive farm museum and the foundations of a Roman Villa, along with a small collection of Roman finds. Members will be able to visit the farm museum and Roman Villa foundations afterwards.
Venue: Gestingthorpe.

Thursday 5th July 10.30am. Rayne Hall and Church

Rayne Hall is of Early/Mid C14 origin and was extensively altered for Sir William Capell in the late C15, with some later alterations. Tour of Rayne Hall and church.
Venue: Rayne, Braintree. Cost £10.00 pp. Maximum 16 people.

Saturday 14th July  2pm. Visit to Rochford. 

A free talk, organised by Monumental Brass Society, in conjunction with Rochford Hundred Historical Society, Rochford Town Team and Essex Society for Archaeology and History. There will be 3 speakers and the event is to celebrate the relocation of the Brass to Thomas Stapel 1371. Why not join a tour of Rochford in the morning, tours start at 10am and 12 noon. The tours are free, but donations to the guides are accepted. To book your ticket go to Bookings for Thomas Stapel and enter the password ‘stapel’. More information will be found in a flyer in the next ESAH newsletter.
Venue: St Andrews Church Hall Road Rochford SS4 1NW. Free, donations welcome.

Saturday 18th August 2.00pm. Pentlow Hall, Church and Watermill

Pentlow Hall is a moated manor house C15 and C16 with later alterations. The grounds hold a medieval watermill and a church. There will be a guided tour of the ground floor of the Hall and part of the estate including the watermill and church.
Venue: Pentlow. Cost £5.00 pp, includes refreshments.

Saturday 22nd September 10.30am. Historic Harwich and Redoubt Fort

Harwich is full of maritime history. There will be a guided tour of Historic Harwich in the morning, followed by a tour of the Redoubt Fort in the afternoon.
Venue: Harwich. Cost £5.00 pp, bring your own lunch. 

Saturday 7th October 12.30pm for 1.00pm. Morant Lunch at Swan Hotel, Maldon

TThe Swan Hotel is a C15 building in Maldon High Street. The lunch will be followed by a talk on the Swan Hotel by Tim Howson.
Venue: Maldon. Cost £25.00 pp, bookings by September 9 please. Maximum 28-30 people.

Saturday 3rd November 10.00am to 4.30pm. History & Archaeology Symposium

There will be a full day of talks on various archaeology and history subjects, plus various stands refreshments and a buffet lunch.
Venue: Christchurch United Reformed Church, Chelmsford. Cost £10.00 pp, includes lunch and refreshments.

Saturday 10th November 11.00am. EIAG AGM and Lecture - Colne Valley Railway

EIAG Annual Meeting. After the Annual meeting, there will be a ‘study day’ looking at the railways and the impact on the industries of the Colne Valley, and a visit to the railway. Venue: Colne Valley Railway.


Further details of all events and availability are available from the Excursions Secretary, Mr. Graham Gould, 16 Osborne Road, Leyton, E10 5QW (0208 556 1423). 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.

The visits on the Society's programme are open to members and associate members only.  The Society can accept no liability for loss or injury sustained by members attending any of its programmed events.  Members are asked to take care when visiting old buildings or sites and to alert others to any obvious risks.  Please respect the privacy of those who invite us into their homes.

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