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Programme for 2018 to 2019

All meetings are held in the Methodist Church, Loughton High Road, from 8.00pm usually on the second Thursday of the month, from October to May inclusive.
Guest visitors are welcome at all meetings on payment of a donation of 2.50.

Talks are subject to alteration, sometimes at short notice, if, e.g., a speaker is unwell. If you are travelling from a distance for a particular talk, please telephone or e-mail first. Please supply an
e-mail address, wherever possible as this is how we notify any last minute changes to talks. Refreshments are available before some meetings. This will be announced at the preceding meeting, but please telephone if you need confirmation.


2018

October: Thursday 11
The Forest Charter of 1217 and the
Royal Forest of Essex
RICHARD MORRIS
The origins of the Charter and its impact on the everyday life of people living within the boundaries of a Royal Forest.

November: Thursday 8
PROFESSOR DAVID STEVENSON
Our new President, who is an international expert on the Great War, traces
The Road to the Eleventh of November:
How the First World War Ended.


December: Thursday 13
Suffragettes – Two Forward, One Back
CAROL HARRIS
How women fought for, lost, and finally, won the vote.


2019

January: Thursday 10
Highams, in Walthamstow
GEORGINA GREEN
A talk on the manorial history of Walthamstow. The owners, the architecture and the White House, concluding with the Woodford County High School.

February: Thursday 14
THE DAVID WILKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE
Loughton Aerodrome
ALAN SIMPSON
Loughton's own aerodrome existed for only five years in the 1930s. Alan will tell us about his research into the site's history.


March: Thursday 14
A Local Family
CAROLE SYMONDSON
A century and more of the Symondsons in Upshire and Loughton.


April: Thursday 11
29 October 1940: One Day in the Battle of Britain
NEIL WIFFEN
When a Spitfire crashed in Chelmsford and North Weald was bombed.


May: Thursday 9
Annual General Meeting, followed by:
Heroes of Everyday Life: Postman’s Park
DR JOHN PRICE
The remarkable history of the Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Postman's Park in the City.


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