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Romford & District Historical Society

The Romford and District Historical Society was founded in 1956, and since 1968 has produced an annual publication, the Romford Record. Meetings are held once a month (excluding July and August) on a Monday evening, and visitors are very welcome (admittance £2.50). Here is the 2012 programme:

Date Title Speaker
30 January Tilbury 125 Jonathan Catton, Heritage and Museum Officer, Thurrock Council
27 February Hi Di Hi! The Story of Billy Butlin and Holiday Camps William Tyler
26 March AGM followed by Gidea Hall Norma Jennings
30 April The English Gentleman and His Country Estates Georgina Green
28 May The Tottenham Outrage Norma Shepherd
25 June The Kingdom of EaSt SEaXe Julian Whybra
24 September Dagenham Girl Pipers Linda Rhodes
29 October 30 Years of a BBC Reporter In and Out of Parliament Brian Curtois
26 November A Stroll Round Old Cranham Richard Moorey
10 December TBA - followed by Christmas social TBA

The meetings (except December, TBA) will be held in Trinity Methodist church hall, Angel Way (see map), starting at 8.00 p.m. (with the hall open from around 7.30 p.m.).

For more details please contact the Hon. Secretary: Mrs. J Raggett, 14 Thames Close, Rainham, RM13 9HP, (01708) 520673.

Please note that although I am Chairman of the Society, Romford Now & Then is not an 'official' Society Web site - therefore, please contact me rather than the Hon. Secretary with any matter relating to the site.


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