Noted here are selected local events/talks of interest and relevant events at Galleywood Heritage Centre.  Please note it is not a definitive list of all such talks and meetings. 
Please use the Useful Links to find out details of the host and event.
(for WEA course check their national website)

GHS - Galleywood Historical Society talk - 8.00pm,at Keene Hall unless otherwise stated.
GHC - Galleywood Heritage Centre - talks are usually afttenoon at 1.30pm.
ESFH - Essex Society for Family History - shows only meetings at GHC

26th GHC - The importance of fruit-growing in Galleywood. Talk by Christine Whybro
28th Stock & Buttsbury - History through Essex Foods.  Talk by Keith Lovell
30th Historical Assoc, Essex - 8 months that shook the world: Russian Revolutions 1917.  Talk

3rd & 10th Essex Record Office.  The social and industrial lansdcape of Bourne Mill and ponds, Colchester
17th GHC - The Great War in the Air.  Talk by Ken Wisdom

21st ESFH - Land Assessments (am), The Dengie Coal Miners (pm)
21st Essex Record Office.  Essex Churches - Foundation, Reformation and Restoration (day conference)
26th Stock & Buttsbury - Christ Church and its origins.  Talk by Peter Carter.
28th Historical Assoc, Essex - Prostitution in 19th century Colchester

7th GHC - The oldest house in Galleywood? - an by Les and Christine Whybro
8th GHS - Well Lane, Galleywood, aptly named.  Talk by Malcolm Stuart preceeded by a short AGM
18th ESFH - Gedcom decoded (am), Essex Churches Then and Now (pm)
30th Stock & Buttsbury - Victorian Music Hall.  Talk by Norma Jacobs

Galleywood Heritage Centre 

Galleywood Historical Society works in partnership with the Heritage Team at the nearby Galleywood Heritage Centre, off Margaretting Road, The Common, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8TR.  Tel 01245 357700.  Galleywood Heritage Centre has a planned programme of exhibitions of images and using documents donated or loaned to the centre that illustrate and records Galleywood's Heritage.  All material is carefully scanned and indexed by either Philip Walters or Wendy Cummin.  This material forms the basis of the Galleywood Archives. These are used for themed exhibitions, lasting roughly six to eight  weeks.  If you are interested in researching your family history or have any interest in local history then please do visit the Heritage Centre and view the achives.  There is also a Tea Room.                                                      

For further information on the Galleywood Heritage Centre, please visit,uk

Displays in the Heritage Room

The Heritage Room is open Tuesdays 1.30-3.30pm and Sundays by priior appointment11.00am-1.00pm with the archives also being available by prior arrangement.  Contact Wendy 01245 250499

September & October - Galleywood Memories
November & December - The Home front in 1917

Walks and talks on the Common

There are 3 walks each of which is run several tims dutring the year or groups by arrangement.
Galleywood Common - Galleywood Racecourse - Well Lane & Windmills.
- contact Phil Walters 01245 473191 .

British Association for Local History (BALH).

The Society is a member of this national group whcih also provides insurance cover for our activities.  More on the Association, its many publications and activities can be found at Individual membership is also available.