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Lectures

  2019 Lectures  •  Lion Walk Church, Colchester CO1 1LX  •  evenings 7.30pm; afternoons 2.30pm 

Admission per lecture £2 for Members – season tickets available  •  Visitors are welcome at £4 each
EVENING SERIES:
  • 9th April PAXMANS 1918-2018 – Andrew Phillips
  • 23rd April PICTURES OF PETER FROSTE Architectural reconstruction paintings – Philip Crummy
  • 7th May ADORN – the Castle’s 2019 exhibition – Glynn Davis
  •  16th May afternoon lecture – 
  • NEXT> 21st May COLCHESTER AND THE GREAT FLU PANDEMIC of 1918-1919 – Dr Paul Rusiecki
  • 4th June HISTORY OF CASTLE PARK – Jenny Jones
  • 13th June afternoon lecture – see below
  • 18th June AGM followed by WIND & WATER A brief history of milling – Peter Jones
  • 3rd September PORTRAIT OF VICTORIAN COLCHESTER – Patrick Denney
  • 17th September MALDON SALT WORKS history of Blackwater’s salt extraction – David Newman
  • 1st October THE TRUE HISTORY OF TYMPERLEYS – Mark Davies
  • 15th October THAMES THROUGH TIME River Thames in North Essex – Ian & Ros Mercer
  • 29th October HISTORY OF THE AVENUE & LEXDEN – Dr Fab Casale
  • 12th November OYSTERS & OILSKINS clothes of Victorian East Coast Fishermen – Penny Youll and Jane Robinson
AFTERNOON SERIES:
  • 25th April BOURNE MILL nearly 1,000 years of history – Richard Scott & Simon Whitney
  • 16th May PLUTO’S BELCH how ancient cultures explained earthquakes – Frances Boardman
  • 13th June THE AVENUE OF REMEMBRANCE stories behind the bronze plaques on trees – Liz White
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 2018 Lecture Series:
  • ESSEX TOWNS AND VILLAGES   Patrick Denney
  • GROWING UP IN THE DUTCH QUARTER in the 50s & 60s  Roy Waters
  • COLCHESTER MILITARY HOSPITAL   Paul Byrne
  • FURTHER BARGING (more Essex coast voyages)   Jim Lawrence
  • A CONCRETE LEGACY IN THE UNDERPASSES (murals of Henry& Joyce Collins)   Katherine Wood
  •  TRANSPORT OF DELIGHT – Colchester buses – civic pride in a century of service  Alan Skinner
  • LIFE AND TIMES OF THE EASTERN COUNTIES RAILWAY   Peter Jones
  • A WEALTH OF CASH (Colchester’s coin hoards)   Mark Davies
  • TOWN CRIER’S LIVERY – Robert Needham