Historical Society




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


April 12th              “JUMBO” The story of Colchester’s Water Tower –  Peter Jones

May 10th               The Other Prince William –  David Ablewright

June 14th              Evening visit to the Town Hall,    Colchester

July 12th                “Women your country needs you” – Wendy Shepher

July 19th               Outing to Belchamp Hall, Sudbury

August 4th            Coffee morning at “Barnfields”

Sept 13th               Boudicca and the buried treasure – Adam Wrighton

October 11th       John Constable in Colchester –  Bob Finch

November 8th    Horsehair Tales –  John Miners

December 13th   A Seasonal Celebration –  Miners, Winch and Miner

To be followed by the Christmas Party


January 10th       History of motoring in Colchester 1896-1945 – Paul Gallisant

February 14th   Thames Barges – Then and Now           – Peter Taylor

March 14th          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 £15 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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