ST OSYTH 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.