A round up of all things history in our locality.
Barleylands Agricultural Museum: farm machinery for sale
Report of the big sell off of the former ‘Barleylands Farm Museum’
Galleywood Heritage Centre
The Essex Chronicle reports that councillors have approved a plan to convert part of the former grandstand of the Galleywood Racecourse into a Heritage Centre which will be used to display exhibitions on the history of the parish.
Read more by local historian Keldon: http://www.historyhouse.co.uk/history/
Ingatestone Hall on the map
Quite literally! This is a plan of nearby Ingatestone Hall, seat of the Petre family since 1540 and featured recently on television.
Ongar Union Workhouse
I came across a list of staff and inmates in the Ongar Union Workhouse at Stanford Rivers in 1881. Follow this link
The Times Archive
Keldon says that “For an unspecified period of time, The Times archive 1785-1985 is available for free. This will be welcome news for those unable to gain access to the archive through Gale International.
“The archive can be searched on http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/tol/archive/. Registration is required to view the extracts. It is not known how long it will remain free, so grab it while you can".