Hadleigh Heritage events 2022

Scheduled Talks for 2022

Wednesday 5th October 2022
Pagelsham WI
East End Pagelsham

Subject, Poet’s Corner

Wednesday 12th October 2022
Rayleigh Methodist Ladies Club 
Subject. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
with David Dunford

Thursday 13th October 2022
Take Heart
Subject, Snatched from Essex

Monday 21 November 2022
Brentwood and District Metal Detecting Club
Subject, The Enigma of Boudicca

December 21st 2022
Limebrook U3A
Subject, They Did Their Duty, Essex Farm

Scheduled Talks for 2023

Wednesday 4th January 2023
Harold Wood Evening WI
Harold Wood

Subject, 366 Days in Essex

Wednesday 11th January 2023
Blackwater Probus
Subject, Battlefield Essex

Wednesday 18th January 2023
Leigh Belfairs U3A
Subject, The Strange History of Poets Corner

Tuesday the 24th January 2023
Family History Group Little Baddow
Little Baddow
Subject. Magna Carta in Essex

Wednesday 25th January 2023
Bowers Gifford U3A
Bowers Gifford
Subject, The Riddle of Boudica

Tuesday 31st January 2023
Subject, The Riddle of Boudica

Wednesday 1st February 2023
Thorndon WI
Subject, The Strange History of Poets Corner

Wednesday 8th February 2023
Theydon Bois Men’s Forum
Theydon Bois
Subject. Battlefield Essex

Tuesday 21st February 2023
Bardfield Ladies Club
Bardfield near Mistley Essex
Subject: Battlefield Essex

Thursday 2nd March 2023
Hedingham Heritage Society
Castle Hedingham
Subject. The Riddle of Boudica

Thursday 12th October 2023
Great Baddow Horticulture Society
Great Baddow
Subject. Snatched from Essex

New Talk

The Roman occupation of Britain lasted over 350 years. In AD 60, seventeen years after the Romans arrived, Queen Boudica led an uprising which resulted in the destruction of Colchester, London and St Albans. The rebellion was short lived and resulted in a harsh crackdown.
Yet in later years Roman rule was interrupted by several uprisings and incursions by the ‘natives’. In AD 185 part of the occupying Roman Army mutinied and 100 years later the Roman Commander Marcus Aurelius Carausius proclaimed himself Emperor of an independent Britain. Yet, in turn, the insurrections were supressed, the mutiny put down, the usurper overthrown and Roman rule returned to more or less normal.
Yet, despite of all the upheavals in the British Isles during Rome’s long tenure, it is only Boudica who is especially remembered.
This illustrated talk explores the ‘facts’ of Boudicca’s rebellion so far as it is known and examines the resultant Heritage, Legacy and Mythology grown up around it.

For a list of topics see our entry on Public Speakers Corner
Andrew Summers | Public Speakers in the UK (


* Local History Books * Interesting Essex Photographs * Video Shorts and so much more.
From Harwich to Waltham Abbey, from the River Lea to Purfleet and Upminster to Southend-on-Sea and all in between, including the parts of Essex now in London.

For further details, e-mail or
telephone 01702 557828


(an interactive illustrated talk see poster below)

Essex Hundred Publications. Books, written, designed and printed in Essex. Available from bookshops nearby, book wholesalers, direct from the publisher or online.