Lexden History Group

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Welcome to the website of the Lexden History Group.


In the nineteenth century Lexden was a small village on the outskirts of Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town. Now it is a seamless part of the town.


   The Lexden History Group started in 2006 after informal discussions amongst a few residents interested in local, family and house history.                                


      We aim to arrange an interesting programme of year round talks and summer walks and encourage a cross-flow of information to help members in their own researches.  We also plan to have a regular Group Project, looking at one particular aspect of Lexden’s past. Our next project is under consideration and should be finalised shortly.


   Membership of the group is not restricted to Lexden residents; anyone who has links with or who is interested in the area is warmly welcomed.


   Lexden History Group is a member of the British  Association for Local History. For further information email: lexdenhistory@outlook.com

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.45pn in St Leonard’s Church Hall, Lexden except August when there is no meeting. Entry £1 for members, £3 for non-members, refreshments included. Annual membership £15 for single person . £20 for a family living at the same address.


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Take a Look at our News Letter this issue inclueds a recipe for Colchester Pudding which will be made by Jamie Oliver on his TV programme in the New Year (page 5)

We are going to hold a WWI centenary exhibition on the26th and 27th of September 2014 if you have any Photo's, Stories, or artefacts you would like to display please get in contact with us using the NEW email address lexdenhistory@outlook.com


The Lexden History Group Committee will be organising a visit to the show.

The Flying Legends Air Show is famous the world over for its unique presentation of historic piston-engined aircraft in rare combinations and remarkable flying displays. In the air will be the authentic 1940s atmosphere that can be experienced across the museum and Duxford in its flying heyday. The event offers an unmissable fusion of power, sound, excitement and nostalgia. The display takes place 2- 5.30pm which will give you time in the morning to visit the museum.

The cost for entry will be £22.95 per person – a deposit of £10 per person will be required to secure your place

A coach has been arranged, cost to be confirmed nearer the time (the more people we get the less the coach will cost you).

To book your place(s) please give your details and money to Tim Holding 01206 576149 who will be co-ordinating this event.


Lexden History Group - World War One Exhibition Entry Free, 10am – 4.30pm, 27th & 28th September Lexden Church Hall, Refreshments available


Summer BBQ - Saturday 23rd August 12noon - 4pm at Carol and Tim Holding, Little Glebe, Spring Lane. Tickets £5, available at the June and July meetings.