A walk through Harlow history

Communities / Fri 16th May 2014 am31 08:13am

THE Essex Record Office’s tour of Essex towns continues with three more fascinating events.

Harlow – The Beginning of the New Town is a guided one-mile walk through the town’s original first neighbourhood of the New Town, the Mark Hall conservation area. It takes place on Saturday 28th June from 2pm to 3.30pm. Tickets costing £5, and more details, are available on 01245 244644.

Discover: Parish Registers (1538-present) takes place at Walton Library on Wednesday 21st May from 2.30pm to 4pm. It shows budding family historians what they might expect to discover in parish registers and how to get the best from them. Tickets costing £10 should be booked in advance on 01245 244644.

Tilbury Through Time uses prints and documents from the ERO to show how Tilbury has developed over the centuries, as part of a Port of Tilbury open day. This free event also marks the 100th anniversary of the Great War by giving access to the Port of London Authority’s memorial tablets and other wartime memorabilia. It is being held at the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury on Saturday 14th June and Sunday 15th June from 10am to 4pm.

County Councillor Mick Page, Deputy to the Cabinet Member for Libraries, Communities and Planning, said: “These expertly devised events give more Essex people the chance to benefit from the Essex Record Office’s vast expertise and extensive collections.”

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