Meetings are held generally on the third Thursday of each month from September to May at: Church of England Primary School, Cambridge, Road E4 7BP at 7.30pm.
Meeting dates are published on the web site.
Speakers give talks on a wide variety local and nationwide historical subject. Refreshments are served in the interval where there is a chance to talk to like-minded members. Talks are often filmed for streaming on the internet via our social media sites. A selection of books on local history are also on display. Admission & online talks is free to full members and £3.00 to visitors
Outings have been a popular feature of the society over the past 50 years and we look to continue this with trips to places of historic and cultural interest which might include visits to country houses or guided walks exploring historical landscapes or ancient towns.
Places visited in the past included: -
• Bury St Edmunds
• Chelmsford Cathedral
• St Albans
• Silk Museum (Essex)
We attend a number of public events throughout the year and display ourstands along with books for sale and other historical material. It’s an opportunity to
converse and even join the society on the spot!
We are concerned with the preservation of our older buildings and the intrusion of inappropriate new buildings, which could harm the character and street
scene of the area. In thisrespect, we have in the past made successful representation to the authorities and will continue to do so.
The society publishes two newsletters every year free to members and includes articles from local contributors, upcoming events and an update on the
The Society has produced a large number of books over the years. Apart from the general history of Chingford books, we have a number of specific subjects such as:
• Chingford Post Office
• Chingford Farms
• Chingford in History
• Chingford Hall
• The Story of Chingford Aerodrome
• Chingford’s Water Supply
• Chingford Hatch
• Chingford Old Church
• Chingford Field Names
Books can be purchased at our meetings or Jo’s book shop at 135 Station Road E4 6AG. Alternatively visit our website to see a list of books and contact us directly.
Some of our committee and members are involved in active research and much of it is used in talks, publishing our books and newsletters. Our archives include an extensive collection of photos, books and historical notes and kept in Chingford and Vestry House Museum.
f you have any photos or documents or memories of
old Chingford that may be of interest to the society,
please call Gary Stone on 07970 524553 or email [email protected]