Hullbridge U3A Visit
On the 7th October 2019 we welcomed 11 members of theHullbridge U3A group. Anne Dyster, Paul Malloy, Clare Maslen and Heather Cutler helped them with the history of the church, the grafitti, the people of Terling of yesteryear and Colin Cutler showed a number of visitors to the ringing chamber.
6th June 2019 A visit by Clacton U3A
We were pleased to welcome 15 members of the Clacton U3A. They had just visited Fairstead Church, where they were welcomed by David Boyle who told them of the wonderful wall art and history of the church.
At Terling they were welcomed by Joyce and Heather and were able to enjoy the various aspects of the history of All Saints’, helped by the new cards created by Anne using excepts from the Guide to Terling Church.
Open Days May 2019
Over 50 people joined us for our Open Days on May 17th and 18th, a number staying for several hours. A variety of books and pictures together with our War Memorial displays, together with the displays of the Ancient Grafitti, the History of the Tower and Terling in History, were available to view. Super home-made cakes, tea and coffee and lots of chats with new and old friends made the days well worthwhile. Heard more than once was “well I have been coming to this church for many years and had never known that!” Over £100 was also kindly donated to church funds, which it is hoped, will go towards a spring clean of the church windows.
The History Evening took place on 2nd March 2019 and 100+ people attended to see a church full of memories and chat with pals from today and yesteryear.
Thanks to the church catering team, the Terling Tales group, archivists and press-ganged husbands, wives, partners and pals, for making this a great event. None of this could have happened without the late, local historian and researcher, Mercia Langstone, who kept so many mementoes and photos of the village, together with the more recent donations from a number of kind residents, of books, pictures and memories of the village and it’s life.
Our Experts’ Evening took place on 26th January 2019. Thank you to the 93 people who attended despite the very heavy rain they had to battle through to the church.
We are very grateful to our speakers, Ben Downie from Architects Inkpen Downie, Archaeologist David Andrews, Peter Smith from Newberry Smith Photography, Colin Cutler Terling PCC, and to Kate Gunner and Antony Wood from Bakers of Danbury for making this a very successful event.