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:
|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.