Bygones and Essex Tales



Mary Bosanquet Fletcher

For her historical feature today, Margaret Mills took time out to look at the life of an Essex benefactor, Mary read more



Could South Woodham Ferrers be considered to be “a new town”?

That was the question Margaret Mills posed today as she took us back to South Woodham Ferrers, in the mid read more



The crash of the Cromer Express in 1905

  For a second day running I was joined by Margaret Mills, who for two weeks in succession, took us read more



When Witham was big news!

The subject chosen by Margaret Mills this week concerned the town of Witham between the 16th and 18th centuries when read more



The Essex connection with Sir Thomas Moore

For today’s feature MARGARET MILLS explained how King Henry VIII’s “Mr Fixit”, Sir Thomas Moore is connected with our county. read more



ENID PORTER, Essex born folklorist

Albeit 2 days late, Margaret Mills spent time today looking at an Essex born folklorist, ENID PORTER from Westcliff on Sea, read more



Terling Place and Lord Rayleigh

The subject chosen today by Margaret Mills for her BYGONES feature was Terling Place and one of it’s former occupants Lord read more



Get Mapping

For today’s historical feature, Margaret Mills looked at the lives of Essex based father and son cartographers, John Walker Snr read more



Squire Christopher Tower of Brentwood

The subject of Margaret Mills’ historical feature today concerned a man who was the Lord of the Manor of Weald read more



The “Prittlewell Prince”

For this week’s historical feature, Margaret Mills told me about the so dubbed, “Prittlewell Prince”. This involved the excavation of read more



Walthamstow’s “ICE CREAM QUEEN”

  For her historical feature this week, Margaret Mills took us back to the 19th century to look at the read more



Latton Priory

The subject chosen by Margaret Mills today was Latton Priory near Harlow, where a number of surveys took place to read more



The lottery back in Tudor times

For today’s feature Margaret Mills took us back to Tudor times with news of a national lottery during the first read more



The Essex links with DISNEY and WASHINGTON

After detailed research, Margaret Mills uncovered a load of connections between the Essex village of Fryerning and the forebears of read more



Pleshey in history

For her feature this week, Margaret Mills looked back to the 14th century when the Essex village of Pleshey was read more



A Billericay benefactor

This week the subject chosen by Margaret Mills was a famous benefactor of Billericay, a worthy by the name of read more



Could invaders have died laughing?

For today’s feature Margaret Mills dropped by to tell us about a military detachment stationed in Rochford at a time read more



Rayleigh’s Dutch Cottage

For her historical feature this afternoon, Margaret Mills took us for a visit to the Dutch cottage in Rayleigh. Listen read more



A border dispute like no other!

Now I live in an area designated as Tier 1, but somewhat strangely, my immediate neighbours are classified as living read more



All about the other Wickford

Being a Tuesday I was joined once more by Margaret Mills who today was looking at the other Wickford, that’s read more

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