Skip to main content


Hadleigh Heritage Talks Programme 2024

Scheduled Talks for 2024

Saturday 15th June 2024
Hadleigh Heritage

Subject, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
with David Dunford

See poster above for full details

Saturday 6th July 2024 (Mi)
East London Family History Society
Subject, The Riddle of Boudica

Tuesday 16th July 2024
Kimpton Probus Club
Kimpton, Herts
Subject. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
with David Dunford

Friday 27th September 2024 (Am)
Elmhurst Court
Woodbridge, Suffolk

Subject,The Riddle of Boudica

Tuesday 15th October (Mi)
Leigh on Sea Probus Club
Southend on Sea
Subject,The Riddle of Boudica

Scheduled Talks for 2025

Wednesday 26th February 2025
Baddow and Galleywood U3A
Great Baddow
Subject, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
with David Dunford

Friday 7th March 2025 (Ev)
Braintree Museum
Subject, Snatched from Essex

Thursday 8th May 2025 (Ev)
Hedingham Heritage Society
Castle Hedingham
Subject, Battlefield Essex

Monday 19th May 2025 (Am)
Rayleigh Townswomen’s Guild
Subject, 366 Days in Essex

New Talk

The Riddle of Boudica

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.