Monday, 25 May 2015

Home Guard Research Request

A friend and I have published a book entitled "Captive in East Anglia". Since its publication we have gathered more information on the same subject so are continuing to gather it together for a possible sequel. In the meantime we have started a 2nd book, about the home guard. We are looking for appropriate personal memories and photos. Unexpectedly finding your contact details on line I wondered if you have any information that we could possibly use.

Rosemary Carter

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Blackmore Village Fayre: 24 & 25 May 2015: Knott Archive on display Sunday

Sunday and Monday, 24 & 25 May 2015, is Blackmore Village Fayre - which is held every two years.  The Priory Church of St Laurence is serving ploughmans lunches both days and there is a historic photo exhibition.  On Sunday the Knott Archive will be on display for the first and perhaps only time.  Rev. Montague Knott (1906-2006) was Vicar of Blackmore for 28 years until 1985.

Thursday, 14 May 2015


We remember today the name at the top of the list of the fallen on the Blackmore War Memorial and Doddinghurst War Memorial. Gerald Wellesley Pigott, aged 18 of Blackmore House, Hook End, died on 14 May 1915.  For more information click the links to the website and the blog. 'The Shrine', long gone, was erected in Hook End as a memorial by his family.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

High Country History Group: Journal No. 55 (March 2015)

High Country History Group: Journal No. 55 (March 2015): The High Country History Group (established 1999) produces a quarterly Journal for its members.  The latest edition contains the followi...

ESAH160: Essex Record Office Wills Online

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