Unless otherwise stated, all events must be booked in advance – please telephone 01245 244 614.
You can download a PDF of our full events programme for March 2013-March 2014 here.
Join members of our Searchroom team for a practical session that will explain how to use some of the many different kinds of maps that can be found in the Record Office.
Wednesday 12 February, 10.00am-12.00noon
Please book in advance on 01245 244614
Introduction to Bookbinding (6 week course)
This 6 week course in the Conservation Studio at the ERO will introduce you to the world of Bookbinding. Learn how to make your own books from scratch starting with a simple pamphlet style binding working up to a sewn hardback book using traditional methods. This course will give you a good grounding from which to pursue this traditional craft.
Monday evenings 24 February-31 March 2014, 6.00pm-8.00pm
Tickets: £120.00 per person (including all equipment and materials)
Please book in advance on 01245 244614.
Essex History Group: The Pioneer Sailing Trust – bringing Essex’s heritage to a new audience
A talk from David Tournay for the Essex History Group. All welcome.
Tuesday 4 March, 10.30am-11.30am
Free, small charge for tea and coffee
No need to book
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The Fighting Essex Soldier: Recruitment, War and Remembrance in the Fourteenth Century
During the fourteenth century, successive English kings sent their armies to do battle in Scotland, France and Ireland. As a result, the number of men involved in warfare increased dramatically. What’s more, these soldiers are well documented, enabling us to find out more about the men who served in these campaigns than any earlier ones, especially those drawn from the gentry and nobility. This conference will take a look at the impact these many conflicts had on Essex society, and how soldiers were remembered after their deaths. Find out more here.
Saturday 8 March, 9.30am-4.15pm
Tickets £15, please book in advance on 01245 244614
This forty-five minute tour will show you how to get the very best from the Record Office’s Searchroom and is ideal if you are just starting your research. The tour includes an introduction to Seax and Essex Ancestors, microfiche and microfilm, maps, the Essex Sound and Video Archive and the ERO library.
Wednesday 19 March, 10.30am-11.15am
Free, please book in advance on 01245 244614
Essex Book Festival: Louise Miller - A Fine Brother: the Life of Captain Flora Sandes
A talk from author Louise Miller as part of the Essex Book Festival. Englishwoman Flora Sandes was the only woman to serve as a soldier in the First World War. She became a hero and media sensation when she fought for the Serbian Army and pursued a distinguished career in its ranks as an officer. This account charts her incredible story, from her tomboyish Victorian childhood, to her mission to Serbia and her survival of a Gestapo prison during WWII.
Monday 24 March, 7.00pm-8.30pm
To book call 01206 573948 or book online
Many of the images of documents used here can be found on our online catalogue Seax.