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Archive list of past meetings

2020
Monday 3rd February 2020 – Talk by Malcolm White – “Saffron Walden then and now”

2019
Monday 4th November 2019 – Talk by Charles Garland – ‘Dad’s Army, the Nation’s Favourite Comedy’
Monday 7th October 2019 – Talk by Geoff Heathcock BEM JP (Chairman and Presenter of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution) – ‘Saving Lives’
September 2019 – a visit to a micro-brewery is being arrnged
Monday 3rd June 2019 – talk by Donald Chiswell (Military Historian) – 0n ‘the History of the longbow’.
Monday 1st April 2019 – talk by Edward Rees (Scottish Power) – on ‘Wind Power’
Monday 4th March 2019 – talk by Jim McNicholas – ‘A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme’ 
Monday 4th February 2019 – talk by Mike Levy – ‘We must save the Children’. 

2018
Monday 5th November 2018 – details to follow
Monday 1st October 2018 – Charlie Haylock is taking an eccentric look at the countryside
Monday 2nd July 2018 – ‘Life and Death In A Victorian Gaol – a talk by Mike Wabe.
Monday 4 June 2018 – ‘The Third World War, 1983 – a talk by Richard Gibbons.
Saturday 10th March 2018 –  10 am – noon – Visit to the  showroom and workshop of P&A Wood – Rolls-Royce and Bentley official heritage dealers – Great Easton, Dunmow, Essex 
Monday 5 March 2018 at 2.30pm – ‘A Bridge In Time, The story of the Bailey bridge’ – a talk by Malcolm Darroch
Monday 5th February 2018 at 2.30pm: ‘A Kick Up The 60s’ – a presentation by Alan Haines
Monday 8th January 2018  – New Year’s Lunch at the Coach and Horses, Newport
2017
Monday 6th November 2017 2:30 pm – ‘Lighthouses’ a talk by Mark Lewis
Tuesday 10th October 2017 – Visit to Secret Nuclear Bunker at Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood 
Monday 2nd October 2017 2:30 pm ‘200 Years of Milling’ – a talk by Mike Furlong
Thursday 27th July 2017 at 12.30 – Summer Lunch – at the Coach & Horses, Newport
Monday 5 June 2017 2:30 pm – ‘Victorian Ghost Hunters’ – a talk by Andrew Crome
Wednesday 3rd May and Wednesday 10th May 2017 – Visit to Wellcome Genome Campus.
Monday 3rd April 2017– ‘Building the Panama Canal’ – a talk by Richard Thomas.
Monday 6th March 2017 – ‘Patrick Campbell’ – a talk by Nick R Thomas.
Monday 6th February 2017: ‘Andes Plane Crash’ – a talk by John Guiver
Monday 9th January 2017  – New Year’s Lunch at the Coach and Horses Newport
2016
Monday 7 November 2016 –  Sqdn Ldr Kevin Dalley: “History of the Pathfinder Force”
Monday 3 October 2016 – Peter Hesketh: “Circumnavigation of the World in Container Ships”
Wednesday 21st September 2016 – Visit to Greene King Brewery, Bury St Edmunds
Monday 4 July 2016 – Malcolm Osborne: “The US Airforce at Nuthampstead”
Monday 6 June 2016 – Rob Poole: “Railway Curiosities”
Monday 9th May 2016 – Lunch at the Coach and Horses Newport
Monday 4th  April 2016 – Nick Thomas – a talk about his life as a comedy script writer.
Monday 7 March 2016 – Bob Barton from the Scott Polar Institute: The sinking of the Endurance and Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition and the rescue attempt.
Monday 22nd February 2016 – Trip to Sandford Mill to experience the work of the Italian inventor Gugliemo Marconi
Monday 4 January 2016  – Lucy Allen, a film stuntwoman, on the: “Highs and Lows of a Stunt Woman” a talk and film.
2015
Monday 2nd November 2015 – “Fraud and Forgeries”  – a talk by Tim Turner  – valuer and auctioneer.
Wednesday 7th October 2015 – Outing to Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon
Monday 5th October 2015 – The restoration of ‘President’, the only remaining steam narrow boat – a talk by David Powell.
Monday 6th July 2015- “WW2 Defences in Essex”. A talk by the Essex County Council archaeologist.
Wednesday 3rd June 2015 – OUTING to RAF Museum in Hendon.
Monday 2nd March 2015 – “Policing The River Thames”. The speaker spent 40 years in the metropolitan police, with 15 years in the river police.
Monday 2nd February 2015 – “The Ghan – The Last Frontier”. A talk about the Australia rail link that took 150 years to build and was finally completed in 2004.
2014
Monday 1st December 2014 – “Isambard Kingdom Brunel”
Monday 6th October 2014 – The Story of Two Warrior Queens – The Ships – Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary.
Monday 2nd June 2014 – “The Chindits” – speaker Bill Smith.
Monday 7th May 2014 – “Talk on the History of the London Underground” by Tony Earle.
Monday 3rd February 2014 – “Behind The Footlights”
2013
Monday 4th November 2013 – “Zeppelins Over Essex”