Historical Society



Meetings will take place on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall


April 11th              Churchill’s Secret Army in N.E. Essex       – Dr. Hugh Frostick

May 9th                  History of the Long Bow   –Michael Hamilton – Macy

June 13th              Visit to All Saints Church,        Brightlingsea

July 11th                “Make Do and Mend”     Liz & Mary

July 25th               Outing to Ousden House, Newmarket                                                                                                             

August 10th         Coffee morning at Alan & Jane Williams’ 40, Point Clear Road

Sept 12th               Wind and Water – A Brief History of Milling – Peter Jones

October 10th       The East Country       –       Prof. Jules Pretty O.B.E.

 November 14th  The Red Barn Murders       –       Bryan Thurlow

December 12th   Magical Mystery Tour            –  Peter Regelous

to be followed by the Christmas Party


January 9th         History of Writtle College  –  Julia Smith

February 13th   Beginnings of Point Clear  – Sidge Kenny

March 12th          Annual General Meeting

St. Osyth itself is steeped in history: there is evidence of both Bronze Age and Roman settlements in the Parish, and we boast 116 listed buildings.
Our Society was founded in 1995, and at present we have just fewer than 100 members. Subscriptions are currently £17.50 per annum but this includes entry to the monthly meetings as well as some of the many organised trips. Single meeting visitors are encouraged at a charge of £3.50 per visit. The programme includes talks on various historical topics – many relevant to our locality.

Meetings are held in St. Osyth Village Hall on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The Annual General Meeting being held in March.

The Society also runs the St. Osyth Social History Museum which houses artefacts, maps, documents and hundreds of old photographs of the village. All items are carefully stored, thus safeguarding them for future generations. Due to its small size there is no room for a permanent display, but Open Days are advertised. Family historians making use of school registers, burial records and census returns etc regularly use the museum for research.

For an appointment to visit the museum please contact: Nigel Jeskins, 73 Mill Street, St. Osyth, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO16 8EW. (01255 823001)

The Society officers currently are:
Chairman: Christine Harman
Vice-Chairman and Secretary: Mrs Josephine Cole, 98 Colchester Road,
St Osyth, CO16 8HB (telephone 01255 821759).
Treasurer: Martin Walsh
Membership Secretary: Judy Ward
Programme Secretary: Joy Clinton
Museum Archivist: Nigel Jeskins

The Society is a Registered Charity. Registration number 1059097.


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