Maldon U3A

Local and General History Group: Past Events.

Programme for 2020:

27 JanThe History of Mangapps Railway MuseumJohn Jolly
24 FebVirtual Tour of Maldon Moot HallPenney McAvoy
Mike Fogg
23 MarRAF Bradwell Bay Airfield in WW2Kevin Bruce
27 Apr"An East Anglian Panorama"
22 JunThe Story of Silver EndJackie Nesbitt
27 JulThe History of BurnhamMargaret Smith
24 AugNo meeting
SepA visit to Hatfield House
26 OctThe Agricultural Riots of 1830Roger Smith
23 NovThe making of a Maldon Journal 1990-1993Patrick Chaplin
28 DecNo meeting

Meetings and Visits 2019:

28 JanThe Life and Buildings of local architect A. H. Mcmurdo Clive Potter
25 FebWhere was the Battle of Maldon?Stephen Nunn
25 MarThe Story of Bourne Mill, Colchester Chris Thornton
29 Apr"The People's Post" A visit to London's Postal Museum
NB: 5th Monday
24 JunThe History of Osea IslandDavid Newman
22 Jul"The Vyne- A House of many Faces"
National Trust property in Basingstoke
Michael Thomas
AugNo meeting
23 Sep"A Suffolk Symphony" A visit to Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings
28 Oct"October 29th 1940" - one day in the Battle of BritainNeil Wiffen
25 Nov"Arrest ye merry gentlemen, or Christmas in Uniform"Peter Layzell
DecNo meeting

Meetings and Visits 2018:

22 JanMedieval Religion, Myths and Ghost storiesBen Crussell
26 FebRural Essex in Victorian and Edwardian TimesPeter Layzell
26 Mar“Where there’s a Will there’s a Way” Lynne Raymond
23 AprVisit to Newmarket - home of the "Sport of Kings"
25 JunWalking Tour of Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
23 JulHistory of Langford Water Works and Museum of Power Patrick Chaplin
AugNo meeting
24 Sep“Kentish Curios”: A visit to less well known parts of Kent
22 OctFrom Rural Essex and Suffolk to Battles of the SommeKate Cole
26 NovThe History of SurnamesCharlie Haylock
DecNo meeting

Meetings and Visits 2017

23 JanThe Siege of ColchesterJohn Dean
27 FebLangford and Langford GrovePatrick Chaplin & Irene Allen
27 MarThe Rise and Fall of Colchester’s “Good Time Girls” 1855-1895Dr Jane Pearson
24 AprVisit to Knebworth House
22 MayBroomfield’s Princely Burial SiteChristine Whybrow
26 JunA Walking Tour of Colchester
24 JulLocal Medieval HistoryBen Crussell
AugNo meeting
25 SepA Walking Tour of Canterbury
23 OctMundon Facts and FablesChristine McDonald
27 NovHistorical ChelmsfordJohn Pamphilon
DecNo meeting

Report & pictures taken during 2015

Click here to see the report on the trip to Flanders.

Meetings and Visits 2011

DateSubject Speaker and Additional Information
Monday, 24th January 2011 Local Social History of the Parishes around Beacon Hill Clive Potter
Monday, 28th February Rayleigh through the Looking Glass Mike Davies
Monday, 28th March Visit to the Chelsea Hospital £10 - Pick-up at 10am
Tuesday, 3rd May Maldon and the Great War Stephen Nunn
Monday, 23rd May Visit to Great Dunmow Maltings and Museum Cost £3.50 inc tea
Meet 2.15pm at Dunmow - Car share
Monday, 27th June Visit to Museum of Kent Life & River Medway Boat Trip Cost £21
Pick-up at 9.15am
Monday, 25 July The Dutch Quarter in Colchester Roy Walters
August No Meeting  
Monday, 26th September Visit to Eltham Palace Pick-up at 9.30am
Cost £10
Monday, 24th October Essex Railways
1901 to the present day
Adrian Wright
Monday, 28th November Bolingbroke and Wenley
The History of a Department Store
Richard Wenley
December No Meeting  

Report & pictures taken during 2012

Click here to see a report of the Olympic Group - 2012

Report & pictures taken during 2011

Click here to see a report of the Museum of Kent Life & River Medway Boat Trip - June 2011

Click here to see a report of the Visit to Royal Chelsea Hospital - March 2011

Report & pictures taken during 2010

Click here to see a report of the Olympic Village Trip - March 2010

Report & pictures taken during 2008

Click here to see a report of the Visit to Colchester - July 2008

Click here to see a report of the Trip to the Bank of England - March 2008

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Last revised 8 January 2020.