History Byways


Isambard Kingdom Brunel against the launching chains of the Great Eastern at Millwall in 1857

 Co-ordinator: Diane Tucker – tucker.diane@gmail.com

We meet fortnightly at the Baptist Church Chapel in Saffron Walden on Monday mornings from 11.00a.m. to 12.00p.m.
We have a full class at the moment and there is a waiting list.
We are very fortunate that our group is led by a retired Professor of Medieval History.  Consequently, we have been discussing the Angle-Saxons, the Hundred Years War, the Wars of the Roses and a fascinating discussion on the various religious houses and their development and eventual dissolution.
Recently, we have been looking at the lives of ordinary people and are examining the development of towns this term.  It was great to look at the twin development of the City of London and the City of Westminster and the origins of places like the Aldwych.