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Silver End Heritage Society

UPDATE on Covid 19 restrictions: now that the restrictions have been eased, the SEHS is getting back to business.

+ Fortnightly Heritage Centre openings begin on 28th August, 10.30 - 12.30.

+ Guided walks for groups are also starting up again. *

+ Talks to local organisations are beginning again. *

+ Member events will return in 2022

* contact us to arrange a walk or talk for your group or organisation.


You may want to copy some of our images for study or sharing with family or fellow researchers. We are happy for you to do this but prefer that you maintain their originality; see more below. 

If you want to share our images to a public platform, we ask that you honour the following:

1. please ask our permission to use any of our images, it is just polite

2. please attribute the image to our society

3. please do not alter the image in any way, other than to crop a portion

4. please do not colourise any monochrome images

5. please do not add your copyright symbol to the image, the copyright may belong to the originator

6. images for use in television or publications will incur a charge, please send a formal request

Digital or printed copies can be ordered from us. We will charge a small fee for printing and postage for hard copies.

For enquiries and research queries, please send a message to or to our telephone, 07707 084608, where you can leave a voice message or text and you will receive a reply in due course.


The Silver End Heritage Society was set up as a direct result of the findings of the consultation conducted in summer and autumn 2009 and included in the Parish Plan published 2011. The survey showed that residents are proud of the village heritage, and the ideals of the Critall family, and want projects to promote the history of Silver End.

The society was formed by people who care about Silver End, and its heritage, and want to record and promote its international architectural importance and its social and industrial history. It holds events throughout the year including talks, diccussions and illustrated presentatons.


During 2013, the focus of the society was a Heritage Lottery funded project, "Silver End Stories" aimed at recording the memories, reminiscences and stories of current and former inhabitants, in particular, those who lived or worked in the village in its early days.


The Heritage Centre is in the Village Hall and open to visitors, either by special arrangement or at public openings on second and fourth Saturdays from 10.30 - 12.30, no booking needed.

Some of the images in our Photo Gallery on this website are visible to the public but others are only available to members. To be able to see more of our archive images, become a member for £6 a year single, £11 a year joint. Application forms are on the Member Benefits page. Joining now will give you four months extra membership as renewal will not be due until January 2023.