May Update 1

May is full of exciting historical event for you, our trusty readers.

Gill Blanchard

Of highest importance is the release of Gill’s book to rave reviews. Tracing Your House History can be purchased from Pen and Sword’s website. You can join her at Jarrolds to celebrate the release on Thursday the 23rd of May. Tickets are available here.


The Royal Gunpowder Mills are having their annual Heritage Steam Weekend on the 18th and 19th of May. Pop along for talks, displays and all kinds of steamy goodness.

English: Weald Country Park, Brentwood

English: Weald Country Park, Brentwood (Photo credit: Wikipedia)talks, demonstrations and lots and lots of steamy fun.

Why not take a trip to Colchester for the ‘Beginning of History’ event at Gosbecks Archaeological Park?  You can talk to staff and see displays from Colchester museums, plus see demonstrations of traditional woodworking techniques. 25th May, 10:30-14:30.

Or, take the family along to Weald Country Park for Countryside Myths and Legends, running from the 25th of May to the 6th of June.

Bourne Mill is having an Elizabethan day on the 27th of May

Photo of Eastbridge windpump as re-erected at ...

Photo of Eastbridge windpump as re-erected at Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


 There will be series of talks about Abbot Hall held at the Museum of East Anglian life.

Workshops and Classes

 Essex Record Office can hold various classes forschoolchildren of all ages. If you are a teacher, kindly make your request here.

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