A look at organisations
available in Billericay for like-minded people
Congratulations to the subject of this month’s focus
-The Billericay Society who are celebrating
their 80th anniversary.
Their aim is to protect and promote the heritage and urban and rural condition of Billericay and its surrounding countryside with the following objectives:
- To protect our environment from being spoilt and from all forms of pollution, wherever possible.
- To speak out when buildings of historic or architectural interest are in danger of defacement or destruction.
- To safeguard access to the countryside footpaths and rights of way.
- To monitor planning applications in the area and to oppose inappropriate developments.
- To conserve our heritage.
- To give assistance to kindred societies.
.What sort of things do you do?
We meet on the third Wednesday of every month (except August) in the Day Centre, Chantry Way at 8pm.
Each month we have a speaker. The topics are varied and include such themes as the Life and Loves of Lord Nelson, Facts on Films and Costumes and The Wonders of Bird Migration. At our March meeting we hold our AGM and at the December meeting we always have a fish and chip supper.
If you enjoy walking
Throughout the year on alternate Tuesdays we have guided walks. These are led by experienced leaders who know the area well. Destinations are varied and include such places as Pleshey, Tillingham, Stock and Mountnessing.
The walks start at 10am and usually last between two and two and half hours. At the end of the walk there is the option to have lunch with your fellow walkers. Our December walk ends with a Christmas lunch.
The September walks are planned for the 1st, 15th and 29th at Althorne, Fyfield and Langdon Hills
This year the Society celebrated its 80th anniversary. We held an exhibition in St Mary Magdalen Church in Billericay High Street.
Displays included aspects of Billericay History, maps of our walking areas, aspects of the Society’s involvement in the High Street and green spaces such as Queen Elizabeth II field, dates and history of the buildings, the impact of the Railway, model boats, plus photographs, maps and aerial footage. We are particularly proud of our achievements and involvement in all these areas.
If you are interested in what happens in Billericay and enjoy living in this historic town, then you might like to consider becoming a member of our Society.
Our next meeting is on 16th September, entitled ‘The Magic Beauty of Diamonds’, including a free jewellery valuation. Come along and join us at the Day Centre. Visitors are also welcome to attend.
If you would like any further details about the Billericay Society please contact the secretary on 655564 or email: email@example.com our website is www.billericaysociety.co.uk.