Welcome to this month’s round-up of local history and heritage in and around Blackmore, Essex.
Blackmore War Memorial
Blackmore War Memorial has been cleaned and re-carved, with minor errors amended last week. The Rededication will be on Remembrance Sunday, 14 November, starting at 10.50am, to include the time-honoured ‘two minutes’ silence’ at the eleventh hour.
William Byrd Festival
The ‘William Byrd Festival’ will be held at St Peter & St Paul Church, Stondon Massey, in May 2011. For the latest information visit http://www.williambyrdfestival.blogspot.com/.
On the same theme, Cardinall’s Musick under the direction of Andrew Carwood has won the Gramophone Record of the Year and Best Early Music recoding for their 13th CD in the series, of Byrd’s complete works in Latin: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6951HD20101006?pageNumber=1
Also, the ‘Classic fm Magazine’ will be featuring William Byrd in their January 2011 edition.
History House includes a page on court appearances for Stondon Massey. Follow this link: http://www.historyhouse.co.uk/placeS/essexs32v.html
A Folk Song A Day
Don’t forget the marvellous site http://www.afolksongaday.com/
For an extensive list of links to other sites go to: http://www.blackmorehistory.co.uk/externallinks.html