Saturday, 28 March 2015

Blackmore: The Bull. Owner Seeks Planning Permission to Change to Residential Use

The long running saga around the future of The Bull, Blackmore, continues.  Residents living close to the Church Street pub - which has been closed since 2010 - have received a letter from Brentwood Borough Council's Planning Department giving notification of an application (15/00314/FUL) for a "Change of use from public house on ground floor and living accommodation on upper floor to residential use of whole building".  The letter is dated 26 March 2015 with 21 days sought for response.  Internet users may wish to make representations via e mail to quoting the above application number.  This could be last orders for The Bull, and comes as no surprise. 

Friday, 13 March 2015

Blackmore: Tribute to Those who Served in Afghanistan

A service to commemorate the end of Britain's military involvement in Afghanistan was held today (Friday 13 March 2015) at St Paul's Cathedral, attended by members of the Royal Family. Proceedings concluded with a flypast. C130 JHercules appeared over Blackmore five minutes later.  We remember today those who served, particularly sons and daughters of families with connections with the village. Particular remembrance to the 453 who fell.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

'The Wonderful World of Disney: Collecting Classical Antiquity': a Lecture at Ingatestone on 20 March 2015

The Essex Society for Archaeology & History
The Morant Lecture 2015
The subject of this year’s lecture is
The Wonderful World of Disney
John Disney (1779-1857) was a Barrister and Archaeologist and son of Rector John Disney. John Disney inherited his father’s antiquities, upon his death and continued to add to the collection. In 1850 Disney donated most of the sculptures to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. John Disney established the Chair of Archaeology.  The Disney family lived at the Hyde in Ingatestone and their monument is in Fryerning churchyard.
Presented by
Professor David Gill
Professor David Gill is a Professor of Archaeological Heritage and Director of Heritage Futures at the University Campus Suffolk.
On Friday 20th March 2015 at 7.30 pm
Venue: St Edmund & St Mary’s Church, Ingatestone

Members £5.00 in advance, Non-members and on the door £6.00. Booking required For refreshments PLEASE contact                 Dr Graham Gould on 02085561423, email