Contact us

If you would like to know more about the Centre and our collections,  or if you would like to arrange to visit the Centre outside our regular opening times, please contact Mel Thompson on the following link:

Click here for general enquiries.

If you have queries about our village archive – people, places or events – particularly if you are working on your family history, please contact Colleen Devenish using the following link:

Click here for information about archives and family history research

Opening Times

From April to October, the History Centre is open on Thursday mornings from 10am – noon and Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm. The History Centre is not open on a regular basis from November to March, but our volunteers are generally there on Thursday mornings from 10am – noon, and we are happy to open the Centre and make its archive available to you at other times by appointment.


The History Centre is located behind the Cart Lodge in the grounds of the United Reformed Chapel, on the corner of Chapel

From Danbury:  At Eves Corner turn into Little Baddow Road.  Proceed for approximately 2 miles and turn left into Holybred Lane.  Continue to the junction with Chapel Lane on the left.  The URC Church is on the corner.

From Chelmsford:  From the Army and Navy roundabout take the A130 towards Southend leaving at the first exit— A414 to Maldon.  Continue on the A414 until reaching the double roundabout at the A12 junction.  At the 2nd roundabout take the first exit into Hammonds Lane.  Proceed to the junction with Church Lane (signposted to Little Baddow) and turn right, continuing to the junction with Chapel Lane where the URC Church is found on the corner.