Programme of Winter meetings 2007 - 2008

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Friday, 21st September, 2007: Legends of Old Leigh 

Mrs Georgina Phillips gave us old tars, smugglers and a witch - click here.

Friday, 19th October, 2007:  Barking Fishing Fleet

Mr Mark Watson told us why Barking had the largest fishing fleet in England and why it disappeared over night - click here.

Friday, 23rd November, 2007: Villages of East London

Mr Peter Lawrence told us that with the traditional boundary the 2012 Olympics would be in Essex - click here

Friday, 14th December, 2007: Stories from a Village Blacksmith  

For our Christmas meeting we had a talk from Mr Roger Dorking and a quiz  - click here

Friday, 18th January, 2008: The Dagenham Murders 

Mrs Linda Rhodes, in Victorian costume and poke bonnet, told a very gory tale - click here

Friday, 22nd February, 2008:  Conservation of Buildings in Thurrock

Mr James Ross, the Conservation Adviser for Thurrock Council, introduced us to much of Thurrock's historick buildings and open spaces - click here

Friday, 14th March, 2008: Curiosities of Essex

Our Chairman (Miss Susan Yates) talked about a few of her photos of historic Essex - click here

Friday, 18th April, 2008: AGM

Childhood in wartime Wales; the eye hospital in Jerusalem and an increase in the membership fee - click here

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