Heritage Winter Talks - free to the public
Published on Monday 29th October 2012
Five fascinating Heritage Winter Talks have been organised by Maldon District Council.
6 November 2012
Dr Nancy Langham - J R Herbert: a Victorian painter born in Maldon
J R Herbert was born in 1810 at Lancaster House, Mill Road, Maldon. For a significant part of his career he was considered one of the most important artists of his time. He was famously appointed to paint frescos in the New Palace of Westminster but he since fell into obscurity and is now little known. Dr Langham has just completed a research project with the aim of re-establishing Herbert into the story of Victorian painting.
4 December 2012
Lynne Raymond - Crackbones, butchery and the Raymonds: a Maldon story spanning eight centuries
Over the past few years Lynne Raymond of Ansell's Butchers in Maldon High Street has been researching her family tree and the history of their premises. She has made several fascinating discoveries which relate to the wider history of Maldon.
8 January 2013
David Williams - Eels: a fleeting Heybridge trade
David Williams, who is currently the Chairman of Maldon District Council, will talk about one of the many aspects of local history in which he is interested, the trade in live eels at Heybridge Basin, over a period of 40 years.
5 February 2013
Dr Martin Bridge - Dendrochronology: dating historic buildings by tree rings
With the potential to provide the precise year in which a house was built, tree ring dating has revolutionised the study of timber framed buildings. Martin is currently involved in a project to date two houses on the Dengie Peninsular; the first to be tested in this part of Essex.
5 March 2013
Dr David Andrews - The development of medieval towns in Essex
This talk will show how the layout and form of some of our best known towns was determined in the medieval period. David is an archaeologist and the former Manager of Building Conservation at Essex County Council.
Councillor Penny Channer CC, Chairman of the District Council's Planning and Licensing Committee, says: "This popular series of talks offers a great opportunity for people to learn more about their local heritage. Best of all the talks are free!"
These talks will take place at the Friends Meeting House, Butt Lane , Maldon, CM9 7HD. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.