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Open Day – Saturday, 13 October 2018

Date: 13 October, 2018

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Building 13, Thames Industrial Park, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, RM18 8RH

 

Open Day poster – 13 Oct 2018

Our next Open Day will be held on Saturday 13 October 2018  (10am – 2pm).  Following the success of our recent Open Days, we have decided to hold this event on a Saturday again.  Again, it will take place in the former admin block (Building 13) on the Bata factory site, Thames Industrial Park, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, RM18 8RH.

It would be great to see as many of our friends and supporters as possible.  There will be some displays, photographs and examples of smoke damaged items and some that our volunteers have cleaned.  There will be plenty of volunteers on hand to discuss the fire and its aftermath and, in particular, our Heritage Lottery funded project to enable us to recover as well as our plans for the future.  In particular, the restoration of our unique collection is well under way.

One of the main themes of this Open Day is “The Cinema”  which is now known as the East Tilbury Village Hall and is the temporary home of the East Tilbury library.  2018 is the 80th anniversary of the opening of this iconic building and our exhibition will show photographs and further information about the events that have taken place over the years.

As usual, we are offering guided walking tours of the estate during the Open Day.  A donation of £3 per head is suggested for those joining the walk – advance booking is essential via brrcatbatamemories@hotmail.com.

Items on display

Although there will be limited exhibits on show this time due to the circumstances, we hope to cover as much of our normal Open day objectives, as follows:

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to work for Bata – “Shoemakers to the World”, or to live on the factory’s housing estate?

Come along to our FREE Open day and discover:

  • an interesting and unusual slice of Essex and British history
  • a fascinating insight into Bata’s Social History and Community Spirit
  • a unique and important Industrial and Architectural Heritage
  • exhibits, displays, photos and videos, Bata’s own weekly newspaper and more

Open Day – Saturday, 28 April 2018

Date: 28 April, 2018

Time: 10:00 - 14:00

Location: Building 13, Thames Industrial Park, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, Essex. RM18 8RH

Open Day – Saturday, 28 April 2018

The Open Day will be held on Saturday 28 April 2018  (10am – 2pm).  Following the success of our October Open Day last year, we have decided to hold this event on a Saturday again.  Again, it will take place in the former admin block (Building 13) on the Bata factory site, Thames Industrial Park, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, RM18 8RH.

It would be great to see as many of our friends and supporters as possible.  There will be some displays, photographs and examples of smoke damaged items and some that our volunteers have cleaned.  Of course, there will be plenty of volunteers on hand to discuss the fire and its aftermath and, in particular, how we are recovering and our plans for the future.  In particular, the restoration of our unique collection will have commenced following the fantastic support we have received from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Thurrock CVS and donations from the local community.  Together with our insurance claim, we are now in a position to move forward and have begun an exciting project to bring the Heritage Centre back ‘From the Flames”.

As usual, we are offering guided walking tours of the estate during the Open Day.  A donation of £3 per head is suggested for those joining the walk – advance booking is essential via brrcatbatamemories@hotmail.com.

Although there will be limited exhibits on show this time due to the circumstances, we hope to cover as much of our normal Open day objectives, as follows:

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to work for Bata – “Shoemakers to the World”, or to live on the factory’s housing estate?

Come along to our FREE Open day and discover:

  • an interesting and unusual slice of Essex and British history
  • a fascinating insight into Bata’s Social History and Community Spirit
  • a unique and important Industrial and Architectural Heritage
  • exhibits, displays, photos and videos, Bata’s own weekly newspaper and moreimage

Annual General Meeting (2018)

Date: 12 April, 2018

Time: 10:00am

Location: The East Tilbury Scout Group Hall, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, Essex. RM18 8SB

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Bata Heritage Centre will be held on Thursday, 12 April at 10:00am.

The meeting will take place at The East Tilbury Scout Group Hall, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, Essex. RM18 8SB.  The Scout Hall is adjacent to the East Tilbury railway station.

All are welcome.