Monday, 1 December 2008


Blackmore Area Local History is one year old today!! Welcome to this month’s round-up of local history and heritage in and around Blackmore, Essex.

Concerns about Stansted expansion and historic environment

“Allowing more flights from Stansted Airport in Essex, "will inflict additional pollution and noise on the surrounding population" including medieval Hatfield Forest, it [the Council for the Protection of Rural England] claimed”.

Uttlesford Local History Fair

“Spiced Apple” has announced that a Local History Fair will be held on Saturday 28 March 2009 in the historic town of Saffron Walden in North West Essex. More detail can be found on . This is out of our local area but may be worth a visit.

History House Move

Keldon writes: “Just to let you know that I've changed the location of my news page. It's now in case you wanted to update your links as I do get visitors from your site.

“I must say I very much enjoy your site. I know how much work must go into it. Keep up the good work!”

Blackmore History: Website

Visitors will see that this has been greatly expanded during November. Do take a look at

Blackmore History: Blogspot

A cross reference to Ongar War Memorial Hospital has appeared on the following site:

Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries is a new section, beginning this month, on this site. See correspondence relating to Bertie Millbank, a school in Blackmore, the Giles Charity in Stondon Massey and other questions asked by correspondents.

Ingatestone and Fryerning

Brentwood Borough Council provide a short history of these two amalgamated ancient civil parishes. Go to:

Final words on the Great War

Preserving Essex Regiment records for the future – compiling a digital database of servicemen

“Have you forgotten yet?”

… and a World War II story from Essex

Links list

Please see Blackmore History News for 1 November 2008 for links or go to

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