Category Archives: Bygones and Essex Tales

Queen Victoria opens Epping Forest in May 1882

On today’s feature, Margaret Mills described the scene when QUEEN VICTORIA opened Epping Forest on Saturday May 6th 1882.

If you missed it, listen again here to what Margaret had to say on this event here: –

See you again next week,
Scott


All about John Clare and his time in High Ongar

For the first time in 2018 it was good to welcome back Margaret Mills who returned today with news of the poet, John Clare, who whilst not hailing from Essex, spent many years in High Ongar.

You can listen again here to what Margaret told me today: –

See you again next week,
Scott


An Essex reformatory school

Essex Reformatory SchoolThe subject Margaret Mills chose today concerned a reformatory school for boys that operated between 1856 and 1879 out of a farmhouse in Harlow Tye.

Listen again here to what Margaret had to say on this subject: –

See you again in a couple of weeks,
Scott


The September 1850 Railway accident at Seven Arches Bridge, Brentwood

seven_arches_brentwoodToday’s Bygones feature, looked back to the terrible railway accident which occurred close to Seven Arches Bridge, near Brentwood on 19th September 1850.

Listen again here to what Margaret had to say on this subject today: –


Blackmore Priory – The House called “JERICHO”

Jericho PrioryMargaret Mills returned to reveal details of a favourite haunt of King Henry VIII’s who used to hang out for his bit of “nookie” at Jericho Priory, near Blackmore.

Listen again here to what Margaret was prepared to reveal today – at least there was no danger of her losing her head: –

See you again next time,
Scott


Peter Chamberlain – the 17th Century physician

Peter ChamberlainOn today’s Bygones feature, Margaret Mills looked back on the life and times of, Peter Chamberlain, the 17th century physician from Woodham Mortimer.

If you missed what Margaret told me, you can listen again via the following link: –

See you next time,
Scott