Programme

Programme

During the winter a series of talks of historical interest is organised on the third Monday of each month from September to April, at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated. Our meetings open to all and are held at the Trinity Catholic High School, (Lower Site Hall), Sydney Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0TB

During the programme, we will be marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme and the 150th anniversary of Barnardo’s.

In the summer we arrange a number of visits and these will appear on the website at the time that reservations can be made (only members can apply for tickets).

(In addition to the programme below, don’t forget to check out our Special Events page!)

WOODFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY —  SPEAKERS 2016/7 

19 September 2016

 

Woodford’s Community through the Ages

 

Georgina Green – well known and very popular local historian and author

 

 

17 October 2016

 

 

Buckhurst Hill – the development of a nearby suburb and a few of is interesting families

 

Lynn Haseldine-Jones – a keen historian and member of Woodford Historical Society
21 November 2016

 

Two Years in the Making – Ten Minutes in the Destroying – the story of Kitchener’s New Army on the Somme

 

Mark Smith

Well known as an Arms and Militaria expert on ‘Antiques Roadshow’. A specialist on military medals and history

 

 

12 December 2016

(note – second Monday in the month)

 

Archive Films of Woodford and Redbridge – Louise Smith

Film Archivist and Screening Co-ordinator

London’s Screen Archives

 

 

16 January 2017

 

Dear Diary: Samuel Pepys Faced Gall Stones, Plague & Fire Jef Page

Well known to the Society and Chairman of Ilford Historical Society

20 February 2017

 

Barnardo’s – Believe in Children 150 Years and Always

 

Linda Bowley

A former “Barnardo’s Girl’ who continues to be heavily involved with the charity and giving talks to local groups

20 March 2017

 

AGM followed by:

Mind the Gap – A History of Woodford’s Railway Line

Peter Lawrence

Our President who needs no further introduction

24 April 2017

(note – fourth Monday in the month)

Stories Behind the Stores Rachel Kolsky

A speaker recommended by members of the Society

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2015

Monday 21 September WATERLOOA talk by Mark Smith
Monday 19 October THEY CAME   IN THEIR MILLIONS – THE   FOREST OF THE   EXCURSIONISTS

An illustrated talk by Chris Pond

Monday 16 November WEATHER LORE   – FACT OR   FICTION?An illustrated talk by Ian Currie
Monday 14 December(2nd Monday) EXPLORERS AND TRADERS – ESSEX CONNECTIONS

An illustrated talk by Georgina Green

2016
Monday 18 January THE SAVING   OF COPPED HALLAn illustrated talk by Alan Cox
Monday 15 February LONDON IN   THE AUSTERE 1950sAn illustrated talk by Jef Page
Monday 21 March AGM andHIGHWAYS &   BYWAYS OF SW ESSEX

An illustrated talk by Peter Lawrence

Monday 18 April TWO GENERAL   ELECTIONS, 1945 & 1951 –CHURCHILL LOSES   AND CHURCHILL WINS

A talk by William Tyler

Programme 2014-15

2014

15th September    Keepers, Cockneys and Kitchen Maids   An illustrated talk by Georgina Green

20th October    The Victoria Cross – for Valour   A talk by Mark Smith, Curator of the Royal Artillery Museum

17th November   The Lieutenancy of Greater London   A talk by Colonel Alan Hall MBE, TD, DL

8th December (note: 2nd Monday in month)  Magna Carta – its importance then and now  A talk by William Tyler

2015

19th January  Horatio Bottomley MP, what a crook and fraud – not like today!   An illustrated talk by Jef Page

16th February   Victorian Farm Buildings   An illustrated talk by Anne Padfield

16th March  Annual General Meeting +  Essex & Norfolk – some historic connections  An illustrated talk by Peter Lawrence

 20th April   Curiosities of Coronations over a Thousand Years   An illustrated talk by Chris Pond

Programme 2013-14  

2013

16th September:  A Walk with The Admiral – the history of a suburban road — An illustrated talk by Richard Thomas

21st  October:  The Knights of St John in England — An illustrated talk by Pamela Willis

18th November:  The Buxtons – an Old Essex Family — An illustrated talk by Georgina Green

9th December (note: 2nd Monday in month):  Honey Hunters, Bee Boles and Glass Bee Hives – aspects of the History of Essex bee keeping — An illustrated talk by Tricia Moxey

 2014

20th  January:  The White Rose of England: the Story of English Jacobitism — A talk by  William Tyler

17th February:  The Naughty 1890s?  — An illustrated talk by Jef Page

17th March: Woodford as we knew it (to follow AGM) — An illustrated talk by Peter Lawrence

 28th April (note: 4th Monday in month):  London as we knew it, in film

Programme 2012-13

2012

 

17  September: Epping Forest reflects a Changing Society
An illustrated talk by Peter Adams

15 October: Copped Hall, 1150 to-date (a history)
An illustrated talk by Peter Dalton

19 November: Honey Hunters, Bee Boles and Glass Bee Hives – aspects of the History of Essex bee keeping
An illustrated talk by Tricia Moxey

10 December: The Customs and Traditions of the City of London
An illustrated talk by Mark Lewis

2013

21 January: The White Rose of England: the Story of English Jacobitism
A talk by William Tyler

18 February: The History of Windows up to 1850
An illustrated talk by Anne Padfield

18 March: Annual General Meeting + The Villages of East London – a grander past
 An illustrated talk by Peter Lawrence

15 April: Woodford’s Railway, Great Eastern to Transport for London
An illustrated talk by Richard Moules