ST OSYTH 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.