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The Annual General Meeting held before the November talk saw no changes in the Committee or membership fees and took just 12 minutes.  This was followed by a talk on Well Lane by member Malcolm Stuart.  The turn out of just over 100 may have reflected both the local interest and the fact that a personal invitation by leaflet was delivered to each house.

Oral History Project

It was reported at the AGM that interviews are now up to 27 across 21 people although we have 40 others currently identified for interview.  Several extracts are available to listen to at The Listening Bench in the grounds of Galleywood Heritage Centre which was unveiled on 1st July 2017, these will be refreshed with six new extarcts in the New Year.  Plans are also well advanced to make the completed interviews available at the Heritage Centre, again in the New Year.


The next meeting is at 8.00pm on Wednesday 7th March 2018 when Adrian Wright will give a talk on Essex Railways in Victorian Times.

A list talks given/scheduled to the Society since it was formed can be found here.  List of talks to end 2018

Past Times 

Issue 59 was published in November with the lead article A Galleywood Quiz which drew on articles in past editions. The next issue will be out in late February/early March 2018.

Archive versions of copies up to No 55 (November 2016) are available on the website as is a full index of articles. To preserve the value of membership the archives do not include the most recent issues.

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 reasearching your family history contact