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NEWHAM HISTORY SOCIETY
« on: 18 January, 2009, 12:20:43 PM »
The Newham History Society was founded in 1971 to study and promote all aspects of the history of East and West Ham, East London and Essex. There are monthly meetings with guest speakers on a wide variety of topics, meeting on the second Tuesday of the month from September to June.

The Society is a member of Essex Archaeological and Historical Congress, Forest Group for Local History, and works closely with Newham Heritage Services and other organisations to further an interest in the area’s history.  Our journal, Newham Historian, is published quarterly and circulated free to our members around the world.

Contact the Hon. Secretary, Stephen Pewsey, at stephen-pewsey@fsmail.net (http://stephen-pewsey@fsmail.net)  for further information.

Talks for 2012
Meetings start at 7.30pm at the Didsbury Centre, Didsbury Close, East Ham E6 2SX.
Non-members welcome (£2 fee)

Tuesday 14 February 2012
COCKLES & CANDYFLOSS - A HISTORY OF SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
Talk by Stephen Pewsey
A burst of nostalgic sunshine in midwinter; Stephen Pewsey takes us back to the golden age of seaside holidays and the rise and heyday of "Sarfend", the Cockney colony on the Essex coast

Tuesday 13 March 2012
AMONG MY SOUVENIERS - A LIFETIME OF COLLECTING
Talk by John Blake
John Blake, Chairman of the Barking & District Historical Society, cheerfully admits to collecting "everything"! So come along and take a tour through a unique hoard of treasured memorabilia and ephemera

Tuesday 10 April 2012
MY GRAN HAD ONE OF THOSE
Talk by Jackie Marshall-Ward and Marion Panzetta
Together, Jackie and Marion have created "Hands on History", taking everyday items from the past into classrooms to explain life in the not so distant past. Now they bring their presentation to an older audience - but how many of the items they discuss will you recognise?

Tuesday 8 May 2012
THE EVACUEES
Talk by Katie Avagah
In World War II, around 3.5 million people were sent away from London to the relative safety of the country. Many were lonely, some enjoyed their new surroundings, and a few settled permanently. Katie Avagah explores the lives and legacy of the children of the Blitz.

Tuesday 12 June 2012
A.G.M. + Talk: ROYALTY AND NEWHAM
Talk by Mark Galloway
As we celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Mark Galloway takes us on a timely journey through English history as he traces Newham's many royal connections past and present
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