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June 2019 talk

Margaret Mills  spoek about three Essex Country houses - Audley End, Easton Lodge and Wanstead House of which only Audley End remains and that in diminished size.  Margaret charted the history of the families who owned them with the succession often passing through the femaile side.  They all seeemd to date back in some way to Henry VIII in whose time the trick was to be a lawyer!     

Past Times 65 - June 2019

This issue was the last from Editor Graham Smith who passes the baton to Ken Edwards.  The lead article is a poem by Artin Cornish 'On Galleywood Common' that was discovered during the oral history interview with Artin.  In addition to Graham's farewell there is inforamtion about Galleywood Festival 2019 and particularly the blue plaque walk to the five lcoations in the village where the Parish Council have erected a plaque.   

Oral History Project

The project came to a wonderful end with the celebration tea on May 16th where interviewees, their guests and others who had helped the project enjoyed a sumptuous traditional afternoon tea in the Keene Hall. 

Galleywood Heritage Centre

The Heritage Room is usually open on Tuesdays 1.30-3.30pm and by prior appointment Sundays 11.00am to 1.00pm.  Contact Wendy 01245 250499 .

Local Family History Research

The Essex Society for Family History meets monthly on a Satuday at Galleywood Heritage Centre.  If you would like to know how to start researching your family history contact