Hedingham Heritage Society

August 2021 - Update

Our August meeting ‘Tales from the Riverbank’ was a great success and thank you to all those who came along and enjoyed finding out more about the wildlife of our Essex and Suffolk rivers.

Our September meeting will be another free one with the opportunity to join the Society for its programme of meetings, events and projects from October 2021 through to December 2022. Membership will remain at their pre-pandemic prices so it is well worth joining us for 15months of talks, walks and activities focussed on our local environment and its past, present and future.

If we have to cancel or postpone any of these talks and walk - details will be posted on our website or check by phone contact – see contact numbers below.

Thursday 2 September – Essex in the News – News from the county 1720-1900 – Pip Wright – author and local historian  

Lots of gems from Essex local rags from smuggling in the Essex marshes to riots in Colchester and Witham, former Essex celebrities include an executioner, a wayward vicar’s wife and a highwayman or two.

7.30pm Castle Hedingham Memorial Hall

Free to all- do come along and join the Society

Sunday 19 September- the round Church and Pearman’s Hill, Maplesteads walk – walk of about 4miles - meet 10.30am Great Maplestead Village Hall car park CO92FJ – contact numbers below for further details

Thursday 7 October- the Dormice of Essex - Sue Portsmouth, Karen Bigmore and the Southend Dormouse group

7.30pm Castle Hedingham Memorial Hall

Members 2021/22 - free, non members -£5

Thursday 4 November – Gardening in a changing climate – the impact of global warming on plants and insects in North Essex – Robert Brett, Curator RHS garden Hyde Hall

Members 2021/22 – free, non members -£5

All covid safeguards will be in place, social distancing, face coverings etc as required at the time.

Anybody interested please just come along to the indoor meetings and walk or just let us know your interest by contacting us at

Or contact

Rob Worley – Tel 01787460664

Trudi Cullum – Tel o1787462889

Peter Bayes – Tel 01787469953