We are a group of people who all have an interest in knowing more about Wivenhoe’s past – its people, events, buildings, and its social evolution. We enjoy listening to different speakers at our meetings and going to places of interest. We enjoy sharing this knowledge with other residents in Wivenhoe through various means including this web site, our archive of Wivenhoe’s rich history.
This web-based archive records text and photographs, oral and visual recordings of Wivenhoe’s past. In fact, any information from yesterday back to when Wivenhoe came into being when the Romans first settled in Colchester.
We generally hold meetings in the Sailing Club when we have a speaker to talk to us on an interesting topic. These meetings are always advertised to members as well as on this web site. They are open events and are not held regularly. We generally ask £2 per person to cover the cost of the meeting.
If you are interested in Wivenhoe’s history, then you are very welcome to join us. There is no joining fee or annual subscription. We just charge a small sum when you come to a meeting to cover our running costs.
If you want, you can get involved in helping to research the many different aspects of Wivenhoe’s rich past, whether that interest is in Wivenhoe’s early, medieval or later history, the history of its people and buildings, different things to do with the river, aspects of its social evolution with changes to attitudes and behaviour, or by recording oral history. This research is published on this web site.
You will be a part of a group of people with a common interest. No special skills or talents are required. It will be up to you whether you just want to come to meetings, or to be more actively engaged. There is no pressure. The points that matters most are that membership of the group should be enjoyable and you hopefully will get something out of it.
Get in touch with our Secretary to join. Click here to see how to contact us.
Members’ details (names, addresses, landline and mobile phone numbers, e-mail addresses and, where appropriate, a note of those members who prefer only to receive e-mails), are held on the Secretary’s computer with reasonable security for a private computer against unauthorised access with a copy on two other computers belonging to members of the Wivenhoe History Group’s Committee as back-up against computer failure.
These details are kept to enable the Secretary to advise members of forthcoming Group events such as meetings, visits, public talks, and activities or notes about successes of research by sub-groups of the Group.
Your details will never be disclosed to any outside 3rd parties or other organisations without your consent, unless required to do so by law
We will always do our best to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the UK Data Protection Act 2018 when dealing with your personal data. For the purposes of the GDPR, we will be the “controller” of all personal data we hold about you.
Note: All other data recorded on this web site relating to people, alive or dead, has generally been obtained from public sources and is therefore a matter of public record. If by publishing it we have caused anyone distress, we are willing to remove it if requested.
This policy is effective from 25th May 2018.