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Bata Heritage Centre and the impact of the Coronavirus crisis

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Bata Heritage Centre and the impact of the Coronavirus crisis

I WAS hoping to send out this “round robin” with good news but the current UK situation is far from that. What may be seen by some people as draconian advice from the Prime Minister and his health advisers will have an impact on all of us one way or another and all we can do is be sensible, stay safe and, where necessary, self-isolate. This latter advice applies largely to those deemed to be vulnerable and that includes me as I fall in that 70+ age bracket. I do hope that all of you manage to avoid this awful virus by following these guidelines.

That all said, after much thought and consultation with my co-volunteers, I have made the difficult decision to cancel the following:

Thursday 2 April – AGM and committee meeting.
Wednesday 15 April – visit by South Woodham Ferrers U3A group.
Saturday 25 April – Open Day.

After these dates the only planned events are our regular meetings on the 1st Thursday of each month – hopefully we can return in May but we will have to see when the “all clear” is given – and a mid-week Open Day currently planned for Wednesday 8 July. I will keep you posted should any of these change.

I’m not sure what presence BHC and its volunteers will have in East Tilbury library in the immediate future but should any of you, or visitors to the library, want to make contact with us then please view our website ( – my contact details are on the front page as is our email address of


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