Sunday, September 18, 2016


We have quite a few events on the Billericay calendar over the next few weeks.  Yesterday's History Day  in the Library was a great success and good fun - community at its enthusiastic best - an opportunity to get together with  members from some of the town's other groups.

At the end of next week, we mark the anniversary of one hundred years  since the L32 Zeppelin was shot down over Great Burstead, just a mile from our ancient High Street. A commemoration plaque is being prepared and work is in hand for an exhibition on Saturday 24 September in the Reading Rooms, High Street from 2.00pm - 5pm.  The award-winning aviation author/illustrator  Ray L Rimell has written THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE L32 which will be on display at the exhibition and can be obtained from Ray Rimell, or via the Cater Museum, 74 High Street, Billericay after Saturday, 24 September 2016. 

Staff at the Cater Museum will be joining the Essex Branch of the Western Front Association and the 10th Essex Living History Group to present NOT JUST THE FIRST OF JULY: THE AIR WAR COMES TO BILLERICAY.  The exhibition will cover the major events of 1916: The Battle of Jutland, The Battle of the Somme and the Zeppelin L32 crash.  

After the exhibition, presentations and a talk will cover the same topics at 7.00pm.   The exhibition and the presentations are free, but the evening presentation will be ticketed. Apply to the Cater Museum:  01277622023

Alongside, we are  preparing an updated version of Ted Wright's book first published in 1977. 

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