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2006/2007 Lectures

September 12th 2006

The Royal Small Arms Works at Enfield

History of the works

Jim Lewis. Local Historian

October 10th

AGM (Members only) followed by The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Six Dorset farm labourers transported to Australia

Stan Newens. Former MP for Harlow and MEP

November 14th

Great Northern Railway & the Hertford Branch

History of the Great Northern line, its social influence, including Cuffley & modernisation

George Howe. Chairman of The Great Northern Society

December 12th

The Thames Sailing Barge

Thames sailing barges, including those on the southern end of the River Lea

Tony Earle. The Sailing Barge Association

January 9th 2007

A Pilot’s Life

A merchant marine Captain talks about his life on the high seas and subsequent career as a River Pilot

David Lloyd. River Medway Pilot

February 13th

Manchester Ship Canal

The history, building, development and the rise and fall of the largest man made waterway in England

Richard Thomas. Author & Lecturer

March 13th

Amazing Clocks and Watches in the British Museum

A brief history of the collections from the 16th Century to the 19th Century

David Thompson. Curator of Horology at The British Museum

April 10th

Idle Women of the Canals 1941 - 1944

The contribution by “the fairer sex” to canal transport during the Second World War

Runnalls Davis. Writer & narrow boat owner


Study Tour to the North West of England

The society’s customary weekend trip to look at areas of industrial heritage.

Full details to follow and online

May 8th

Duxford; Past, Present & Future

The history of Duxford from an RAF Station through to a museum

Ivor Warne. Education Department, Duxford


Visit to Duxford

2005/2006 Lectures

September 13th

Joseph Locke and Thomas Brassey

A celebration of the bicentenary of two great civil engineers

Dr Denis Smith, our President

October 11th

AGM (members only)

followed by a members slide and video evening

November 8th

Wickhams of Ware

A local manufacturer of Railway vehicles

David Perman, Author and Historian

December 13th

The Great Exhibition of 1851

Ian Jones Former curator of Harlow Museum

January 10th

The Cottis Family of Epping

Tony O’Connor Curator of Waltham Abbey Museum

February 14th

The History of Cereal Partners of Welwyn Garden City

How Shredded Wheat became one of the new factories in the New Town

Dr. Peter Ashby

March 14th

The History of the Underground

10 January 1863 saw the opening of the first underground railway in the world and was the beginning of the London Underground we know today

Neil Lloyd

April 11th

History of Ovaltine The story of a successful Swiss company established in the Gade Valley

Frank Davies Chairman Kings Langley Historical Society


Study trip to The East Midlands

The society’s successful weekend trip to look at an areas industrial heritage.

Full details to be confirmed during the programme and online

May 9th

The Invention and Manufacture of the Radio Valve in Enfield

The history of electric lamps and how they led to the radio valve.

Bernard Eastwood formerly of the Ediswan Electric Co.


Day visit to be arranged

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