Local History Talks

In recent years various talks have been given in the Village Hall, to local WIs, Rotary and U3A groups, and to the Maldon Society. The talks have been largely pictorial, using a laptop and a digital projector, and the PowerPoint files and associated notes have been archived for future use. The earlier talks were specific to Goldhanger, but more recently they have related to the Blackwater Estuary and the local area. Subjects have included...

Goldhanger Lost - a pictorial record of buildings and features that have disappeared

Goldhanger and the Great War

Meet the Village Ancestors

Goldhanger Authors from the Past

Goldhanger in the News - a selection of past newspaper articles covering 200 years

Goldhanger to Spitsbergen - Locals prospecting for Gold in the early 1900s

The History of St Peters - presented in the church

Local Ghost Stories - given close to Halloween

Smuggling around the Blackwater Estuary

Smuggling in Suffolk - in times past

Salt Extraction from the Blackwater Estuary

A History of Osea Island

Walking historic tours of the Goldhanger conservation area

Zeppelin Busters over the Blackwater - the history of local WW-1 Flight Stations

A History of Beckingham Hall

Fishing at Goldhanger and on the Blackwater in the past

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