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Heritage Society Christmas Social

From: 5 December, 2017 - 07:30pm Until: 5 December, 2017 - 09:30pm

By courtesy of the Bowls Club, bring a plate to share and enjoy the fun!

Living in a Prefab!

From: 3 October, 2017 - 02:30pm Until: 3 October, 2017 - 05:00pm

By courtesy of the Bowls Club, a talk about the prefabs.

Quiz Evening

From: 5 September, 2017 - 07:30pm Until: 5 September, 2017 - 09:00pm

Congregational Church Hall (to be confirmed) - come join us for an evening quiz.

Galley Day - Traditional Village Fete

From: 29 July, 2017 - 01:00pm Until: 29 July, 2017 - 05:00pm

The Heritage Society will have a display at the Fete which is a good day out for all the family.

Heritage Centre Archive Open

From: 22 July, 2017 - 10:00am Until: 22 July, 2017 - 12:00pm

Heritage Centre Archive Open

From: 8 July, 2017 - 10:00am Until: 8 July, 2017 - 12:00pm

Heritage Centre Archive Open

From: 24 June, 2017 - 10:00am Until: 24 June, 2017 - 12:00pm

Visit to De La Warr Pavilion & Great Dixter Gardens

From: 18 June, 2017 - 09:00am Until: 18 June, 2017 - 06:00pm

Leaving the village at 09.00 for the De La Warr Pavilion and then on th Great Dixter Gardens for about 2.00pm. There are catering facilities available there and we will be holding a raffle on the coach with a cash prize.

Heritage Centre Archive Open

From: 10 June, 2017 - 10:00am Until: 10 June, 2017 - 12:00pm

Heritage Centre Archive open

From: 27 May, 2017 - 11:00am Until: 27 May, 2017 - 12:00pm

Heritage Centre Archive open & Family Event

From: 13 May, 2017 - 10:00am Until: 13 May, 2017 - 01:00pm

The Archive will be open as usual but we hope to run a Family Heritage Hunt also.

Heritage Centre Archive Open

From: 22 April, 2017 - 10:00am Until: 22 April, 2017 - 12:00pm

Heritage Centre Archive open

From: 8 April, 2017 - 10:00am Until: 8 April, 2017 - 12:00pm

Families of Disabled Soldiers of World War 1

From: 4 April, 2017 - 02:00pm Until: 4 April, 2017 - 04:30pm

By courtesy of the Bowls Club, a talk to members and guests by Professor Michael Roper. An entrance charge will be in place for this session to cover the cost of the Speaker etc. Tea & biscuits are included in entrance fee and there will also be a raffle.

Members Christmas Social

From: 7 December, 2016 - 07:30pm Until: 7 December, 2016 - 09:30pm

At Silver End Bowls Club from 7.30

Essex Sound and Video Archive

From: 5 October, 2016 - 02:30pm Until: 5 October, 2016 - 04:30pm

A talk by Martin Astell from Essex Record Office about the sound and video recordings held by the Record Offfice.

Annual General Meeting

From: 28 July, 2016 - 07:30pm Until: 28 July, 2016 - 09:30pm

Our annual gathering to be held in the Congregational Church Hall on Thursday 28th July at 7.30 pm. Refreshments will be available for a small charge and there will be an opportunity to view two films of the recent 90th Celebrations.

Crittall Windows Reunion

From: 21 April, 2016 - 02:30pm Until: 21 April, 2016 - 05:00pm

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Silver End, Braintree Museum is holding another popular Crittall reunion afternoon on Thursday 21 April, 2:30pm – 5:00pm focused around the history of the village.

 Collections Manager, Claire Willetts will give a talk on the history of Silver End, exploring how the village was developed through the eyes of the Crittall Magazine from the Museum Archives. Visitors will also get the chance to look at artefacts from the Museum’s Crittall Windows archive including photographs, staff magazines, product catalogues and other materials.




Current staff from the Crittall factory in Witham will also be attending.

Entry is free but please give the Museum a call on 01376 328868 or email to book. 

Nine Decades of Village Life

From: 16 April, 2016 - 10:00am Until: 16 April, 2016 - 04:00pm

Opening Ceremony at 9.45 by Mrs. Laura Russell, great-granddaughter of Francis Henry Crittall in front of the VIllage Hall.  Venues around the village will host a decade from the past 90 years.  Collect a 'passport' and visit all venues to get it stamped and then drop it off at the Heritage Society for entry into a Prize Draw.

There is so much happening on the day that the list would be too long to add here!

Braintree Museum Talk

From: 3 March, 2016 - 12:00am Until: 3 March, 2016 - 12:00am

A talk by Claire Willetts from Braintree Museum.  Held on THURSDAY, time to be confirmed.

"Share and Tell"

From: 6 January, 2016 - 02:30pm Until: 6 January, 2016 - 04:30pm

The first event in our 90th Anniversary Year is an informal get together so you can come along and share memories of the past in Silver End Bowls Club from 2.30 pm.  Entrance is free but there will be a small charge for tea & coffee.

Members' Christmas Social

From: 2 December, 2015 - 07:30pm Until: 9 December, 2015 - 10:00pm

Open to all members and held in the Bowls Club from 7.30.  Bring and share seasonal 'goodies'.  A raffle will be held and prizes are welcome.

Silver End - Back to the Future

From: 4 November, 2015 - 12:00am Until: 4 November, 2015 - 12:00am

A talk by Natalie Banks on how the village was planned and current planning reglations which demonstrate it could probably not happen now.

Galley Day Village Fete

From: 25 July, 2015 - 01:00pm Until: 25 July, 2015 - 05:00pm

 Galley Day Village Fete – SEHS archive display boards. Time to be confirmed.  On field behind Village Hall.  Refreshments are available and stalls for the whole family.

Coffee Morning

From: 22 July, 2015 - 10:30am Until: 22 July, 2015 - 12:30pm

20 Walter Way, Silver End - walking access through the path next to the Congregational Church and turn right at the top.  10.30 - 12.30  Help raise funds for the Society by joining us.

Guided walk of Halstead

From: 16 July, 2015 - 07:30pm Until: 16 July, 2015 - 10:00pm

 Guided walk of Halstead.

Meeting point at Butler Road Car Parkt starting at 7.00 p.m. so meet at 6.45pm.

Heritage Society Annual General Meeting

From: 9 July, 2015 - 07:30pm Until: 8 July, 2015 - 10:00pm

The Annual General Meeting, to which anyone who is interested in the story of our village is welcome, will be held in the Football Pavilion (was the Cricket Paviolion for you older members!) on the field behind the Co-op at 7.30.  There will be refreshments and after business is concluded, the bar will open so that we may enjoy a summer social.  

Silver End School Fete

From: 4 July, 2015 - 02:00pm Until: 4 July, 2015 - 05:00pm

S E School Fete, location unknown as yet – SEHS archive display

Open archive event

From: 20 June, 2015 - 10:00am Until: 23 April, 2015 - 04:00pm

Open archive event 10.00 – 4.00 pm in the Heritage Centre Room.  All welcome and bring anything that you wish to be scanned to help boost the archive.

Visit to Stowe Maries Airfield

From: 6 June, 2015 - 02:00pm Until: 6 June, 2015 - 04:00pm

Visit to Stowe Maries Airfield, Hackmans La, Purleigh, Chelmsford CM3 6RN

Optional talk on the Avro Vulcan at 4pm, £5. Please book places by 23rd May with Brian.


Adults, £8, Concessions (over 65) £6, Children £4 

Visit to Colne Valley Railway

From: 23 May, 2015 - 10:30am Until: 23 May, 2015 - 04:30pm

Visit to Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, CO9 3DZ

Meet there at 10.30 but please book your place for group discount of £5 per person for groups over 15 in number by phoning 01376 585702 or email

 Lifts are available leaving S E Co-op at 9.45 Phone 01376 585702 to book a lift


If insufficient numbers for group discount, costs are: Adults £8, Seniors £6, Children £4. 

This museum is closing at the end of the year so visit before it is too late.

Congregational Church Open Day

From: 16 May, 2015 - 11:00am Until: 16 May, 2015 - 04:00pm

The Church is open from 11.00 – 4.00pm The Heritage Society will display boards of archive photographs. All welcome.

Down Memory Lane

From: 20 April, 2015 - 02:00pm Until: 20 April, 2015 - 04:00pm
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Come and see the collection of WW2 scrapbooks, local and national newspaper cuttings from across the years, school and personal memories, books, photos and local information. Bring your photographs, memorabilia and memories to share about the war years.


Venue: Football Pavilion on Conker Park, behind the Village Hall 2.00 - 4.00 pm

Guided walk & talk at Galleywood Heritage Society

From: 31 August, 2014 - 01:30pm Until: 31 August, 2014 - 04:00pm
Sunday 31 August 2014 1.30pm to 4.00pm
Cost £5 per person including tea and cake.
Location Galleywood Heritage Centre, The Common, Galleywood, Chelmsford CM2 8TR
Their is also a possibility for lunch. at a cost of £3 per person. It will be either a ploughmans or soup depending on weather.
If you want to come please confirm your booking to me by Sunday 24 August 2014.

Trip to Harlow Museum and Gibberd Gardens

From: 2 August, 2014 - 10:00am Until: 2 August, 2014 - 04:00pm
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Everyone to meet at the Harlow Museum, Muskham Road, Harlow, Essex CM20 2LF   01279 454959 at 10.00 for 10.30 start.  There is a small on-site cafe serving tea, biscuits and cake for sale and a donation to the museum would be appreciated.

At 2.00ish in the afternoon we will be visiting the Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, which is a turning off Gilden Way, the B183 from Harlow to Sheering and Hatfield Heath. The postcode is CM17 0NA.  Entrance fee is £4 and Concessions £3  Payment is by cash or cheque only.  The shop and Tea Room is open from 2.00 pm.

Galley Day of Family Fun

From: 26 July, 2014 - 01:00pm Until: 26 July, 2014 - 04:30pm

An afternoon of fun for all the family with stalls and activities for everyone.  We will be taking out some of our archive so come along and see us in the afternoon.

Annual General Meeting

From: 24 July, 2014 - 08:00pm Until: 24 July, 2014 - 10:00pm

Meeting at the Congregational Church Hall in Silver Street with an 8.00 pm start.  Tea and coffee will be provided.  Entry £1 members and £3 non-members.

Festival of Football Family Fun Day

From: 5 July, 2014 - 11:00am Until: 5 July, 2014 - 04:00pm

We will be taking out some of our archive photographs with a particular slant towards sports, particularly football.  Come and see us from 11.00 - 4.00 at the Silver Street Sports field (near the Scout Hut).

Silver End School Fete

From: 28 June, 2014 - 02:00pm Until: 28 June, 2014 - 05:00pm

The Heritage Society will be represented at the Fete with a display geared towards School Days.  Come see us in the afternoon and support fundraising for the School.

A talk by Mr Allen

From: 20 May, 2014 - 08:00pm Until: 20 May, 2014 - 10:00pm

Mr Allen was manager of the Hotel for many years and is going to share his memories with us beginning his talk at 8.00pm in the Cricket/Football Pavilion.

Entrance fee (tba) will include tea & biscuits and the Football Club will man the bar should you wish further refreshment.

Guided Walk around Silver End by Brian Gillion

From: 10 May, 2014 - 10:30am Until: 10 May, 2014 - 12:30pm

Starting at the car park of The Western Arms, Brian will take you on a walk around the village.  The walk may take up to 2 hours and will finish back at The Western Arms where lunch can be available and it would be helpful to book in advance. Dress in weather appropriate clothing!

Visit to Bata Village & Canvey Island

From: 5 April, 2014 - 10:30am Until: 5 April, 2014 - 05:00pm

Construction of the Bata factory began in 1932 and, like Silver End, houses and facilities were built for the workforce.

Meet at Bata Reminiscence & Resource Centre East Tilbury Library Princess Avenue East Tilbury RM18 10.30 a.m.  The cost of the trip is £5 for members and £6 for non-members which covers the cost of the Tour.

Please advise Brian Gillion of your attendance by 22nd March with the required entrance fee, so we know how many people to expect and don't start the Tour without you.




Drop-in Photo & Archive Session

From: 12 March, 2014 - 02:00pm Until: 12 March, 2014 - 05:00pm

The Silver End Heritage Society will open its Archives in the Village Hall.  Come see what we have collected thus far.

Clockhouse Way, Unity Estate

From: 11 February, 2014 - 02:30pm Until: 11 February, 2014 - 04:00pm

A talk by Mike Bardel about the houses in Clockhouse Way, Braintree - the forerunner of the Modernist homes in Silver Street and Broadway which will be held in Silver End Bowls Club.  

'The Planning of Silver End' - postponed - Instead, an impromptu photo event & Silver End Stories Report

From: 29 January, 2014 - 08:00pm Until: 29 January, 2014 - 10:00pm

Instead of the planned talk which has had to be postponed, we will hold an impromptu photo event and update on Silver End Stories Project.

Silver End Bowls Club with refreshments.


Members £1 and non-members £3.

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