Events

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.

 

3D Tudor Chelmsford At Chelmsford Library

Help us to bring Tudor Chelmsford back to life! In 1591, a very special map was made of the town, showing each individual house and shop. Come along to make a Tudor house and place it on our large map.

Wednesday 16 April, 10.00am-12.00noon, or 1.30pm-3.30pm

Chelmsford Library, Market Road, CM1 1LH

Suitable for ages 5+

Maximum 2 children per adult (children must be accompanied)

Tickets £2.00 per child, please book in advance on 01245 244644 or just drop in

Building model houses at 3D Tudor Chelmsford

Discover: Your House History

Who used to live in your house? Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Whatever type of building you live in, it, or the land it is built on, is sure to have a history and the Record Office may hold the key to unlocking your home’s past. This session will enable you to begin to discover the history of your house, or other buildings, using documents from the Record Office’s collections.

Thursday 1 May, 2.30pm-4.30pm

Tickets £10.00, please book in advance on 01245 244644

 

The Avro Vulcan and the Cold War

A talk for the Essex History Group from Richard Clarkson. All welcome.

Tuesday 6 May, 10.30am-11.30am

Free, no need to book

Small charge for tea and coffee after the talk.

Sign up to receive monthly reminders about Essex History Group talks here.

 

Discover: Reading and understanding old documents At Saffron Walden Archive Access Point

Do you have difficulty deciphering old documents? Join an ERO Archivist for an in-depth look at deeds and wills, and understanding old handwriting. Suitable for anyone interested in family, local, or house history.

Tuesday 13 May, 10.30am-12.00noon

Tickets £10.00, please book in advance on 01245 244644

Saffron Walden Archive Access Point, Saffron Walden Library, King Street, Saffron Walden

 

Discover: Parish Registers (1538-present) At Harlow Archive Access Point

Parish registers contain information of great value to the family historian, but they may seem daunting if you have not used them before. This session will explain what you might expect to discover in parish registers and how to get the best from them.

Wednesday 14 May, 2.00pm-3.30pm

Harlow Archive Access Point, Harlow Museum, Muskham Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2LF

Tickets £10.00, please book in advance on 01245 244644

Register of baptisms, marriages and burials for St Edmund and St Mary, Ingatestone, 1558-1732 (D/P 31/3/1)

The first surviving parish register from St Edmund and St Mary’s church in Ingatestone (D/P 31/1/1)

 

Discover: Parish Registers (1538-present) At Walton Library

Parish registers contain information of great value to the family historian, but they may seem daunting if you have not used them before. This session will explain what you might expect to discover in parish registers and how to get the best from them.

Wednesday 21 May, 2.30pm-4.00pm

Walton Library, 52 High Street, Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8AE

Tickets £10.00, please book in advance on 01245 244644

 

Searchroom Tour

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.

Saturday 31 May, 9.30am-10.15am

Free, but please book in advance on 01245 244644

Tour group in the ERO Searchroom

Tour group in the ERO Searchroom

 

The Essex Fire Service and Museum – a potted history

A talk for the Essex History Group from Roger Pickett. All welcome.

Tuesday 3 June, 10.30am-11.30am

Free, no need to book

Small charge for tea and coffee after the talk

Sign up to receive monthly reminders about Essex History Group talks here.

Chelmsford Borough Fire Brigade, late nineteenth century. From the Fred Spalding Collection (I/Sp 15/346)

Chelmsford Borough Fire Brigade, late nineteenth century. From the Fred Spalding Collection (I/Sp 15/346)

 

Walk: Chelmsford – Walking with Walker

The Walker map of Chelmsford is one of the gems in the Record Office’s collections. Using this as a starting point, we will uncover some of the secrets of Chelmsford High Street. The walk is on flat terrain and under one mile.

Wednesday 11 June, 2.00pm-3.30pm

Tickets £5.00, please book in advance on 01245 244644

Extract from the Walker map of Chelmsford, 1591 (D/DM P1)

Extract from John Walker’s map of Chelmsford, 1591 (D/DM P1)

 

Tilbury through time

We are taking part in a Port of Tilbury open weekend, with a timeline of maps showing how Tilbury has developed over the centuries, illustrated with prints and other documents from our collections. As part of the 100th anniversary of the Great War, this will also be an opportunity for the general public to have access to the PLA memorial tablets and other wartime memorabilia on display at the London Cruise Terminal. See www.essex.gov.uk/EROevents for more details.

Saturday 14 June, 10.00am-4.00pm Sunday 15 June, 10.00am-4.00pm

London Cruise Terminal, Ferry Road, Tilbury, RM18 7NG Free entry, no need to book

 

Print of Tilbury Fort, 1831 (I/LS/COL/00118)

Print of Tilbury Fort, 1831 (I/LS/COL/00118)

 

Searchroom Tour

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.

Thursday 19 June, 10.30am-11.15am

Free, but please book in advance on 01245 244644

 

Discover: Workhouse Records (from 1834)

Do you have an ancestor who spent time in the workhouse? This session will look at why and how workhouses came into existence, what life was like as an inmate and will consider surviving Essex workhouse records.

Thursday 26 June, 2.30pm-4.30pm

Tickets £10.00, please book in advance on 01245 244644

Ordnance Survey map showing Maldon Union Workhouse, 1873

Ordnance Survey map showing Maldon Union Workhouse, 1873

 

Walk: Harlow – The beginning of the New Town

Discover the first neighbourhood of Harlow New Town, its design, layout and function.  The walk takes us through the Mark Hall conservation area and is about a mile on mostly flat terrain.

Saturday 28 June, 2.00pm-3.30pm

Tickets £5.00, please book in advance on 01245 244644

 

Many of the images of documents used here can be found on our online catalogue Seax.

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