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 aftenoon doors open 1.30pm for 2.00pm.  Cost £3 Tea Room open
ESFH - Essex Society for Family History - shows only meetings at GHC

ERO - Essex Records Office - talks usually 10.00-11.00 - booking advised


13th -22nd - Heritage Open Days - evenst across Chelmsford and wider. for details
15th Hylands House - Hylands Families and Local Communities - free exhibition
17th GHC - WWII - Heroines of the British waterways - talk by Dennis Padfield
21st ESFH - am Essex Farmworkers 1870-1914: pm AGM and talk on The Petre Family
24th GHC - Suffrage - a talk by Viv Newman
28th  Historical Asscn - Towards the Abyss - The last year of peace in Essex 1938-39 talk by Paul Rusiecki  


 5th Essex Industrial and Archaeology Group - All day Industrial Fair at Sandford Mill, Chelmsford CM2 6NY.  Talks and boat trips
8th ERO - The Witches of Elizabethan Essex - talk by Kate Cole - two identical sessions am and pm
22nd GHC -The Girls from Greenway - talk by Elizabeth Woodcraft
26th Historical Asscn - Pugilists, diggers and choreographers - Black history - tallk by Dr Robin Whitburn


  5th ERO Cogs in the machinery of war - talk by Vivian Newman
12th ERO Cogs in the machinery of war - talk by Vivien Newman
13th GHS  Life as a Queens Messenger & AGM - talk by George Courtauld
17th GHC - Exhibition - Remembering 1919 and 1939.  One war ends and another begins.

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

July - September                               - The Old School
September - December                     - Some survivors of The Great War

Walks and talks on the Common

There are 3 walks each of which is run several times 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.