Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at the Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT. Most events must be booked in advance; please telephone 01245 244 644. You can download a PDF of our full events programme for April 2014 – March 2015 here.
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.
Monday 18 August, 10.30am-11.15am
Tickets: Free, please book in advance on 01245 244644
The ERO contains thousands upon thousands of books, most of which were handmade hundreds of years ago. Come along to make your own book, and decorate it with inspiration from our collections.
Wednesday 27 August, 10.00am-12.00noon, or 1.30pm-3.30pm
Maximum 2 children per adult (children must be accompanied)
Tickets: £2.00 per child, please book in advance on 01245 244644
Suitable for ages 6+
A Righteous Conflict: Essex people interpret the Great War
A talk for the Essex History Group by Paul Rusiecki, author of The Impact of Catastrophe: The people of Essex and the First World War (1914-1920)
Tuesday 2 September, 10.30am-11.30am
Free, no need to book. Small charge for refreshments after the talk
Essex at War, 1914-1918 At Hylands House
Part of a weekend of special events for Heritage Open Days to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, exploring the impact of the war on Essex. See www.essexrecordofficeblog/wwi for more details.
Sunday 14 September, 10.00am-4.00pm (last entry 3pm)
Free, no need to book
Hylands House, London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ
Introduction to Bookbinding
This four-week course in the Conservation Studio at 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.
Monday evenings 15 September – 6 October, 6.00pm-8.00pm
£100.00 per person (including all equipment and materials)
Please book in advance on 01245 244644
Many of the images of documents used here can be found on our online catalogue Seax.