Bygones and Essex Tales

The “pop-up” racecourses in Essex

The subject chosen this week by Margaret Mills concerned the “so-called” pop-up racecourses that at one time were all the read more

The Essex connection with “007”

This week Margaret Mills reported on the Essex link with James Bond – 007.   It seems that a Colchester read more

Beware Mary May of Wix!

For this week’s historical feature, Margaret Mills related the tale of the Essex poisoner, Mary May of Wix, who it read more

A favourite authoress of the top people

For her first subject of 2022 Margaret Mills who told us all about an authoress from Ilford, little known now, but read more

A very ODD man

For her Bygones subject this week, Margaret Mils looked at a somewhat unusual man from Loughton. Perhaps the words to read more

A fun day out at the seaside

For her historical feature this week, Margaret Mills took us back to a summer day in 1906 when an Ilford read more

The Essex links with SS “TITANIC”

For this week’s feature, Margaret Mills turned her attention to the links between Essex and the doomed voyage of SS read more

Hannah Woolley – the Queen of Domestic Management

  For today’s historical feature, Margaret Mills turned the clock back to the mid 1600’s to look at the life read more

A very early Essex made car

This week Margaret Mills turned the clock back to the early 1900’s to look at an early Essex car manufacturer read more

Thomas Foxwell Buxton

  The subject chosen by Margaret Mills for this week’s Bygones feature was a social reformer and campaigner from the read more

More about the Rev. Henry Bate Dudley

Once again this week Margaret Mills had more to say about about the colourful clergyman, Henry Bate Dudley.   Having read more

The Reverend Henry Bate Dudley

The topic chosen this week by Margaret Mills involved a somewhat colourful Essex clergyman, who rejoiced in the name of read more

Could anything be worse than this?

Well if you thought you’d had a bad day, spare a thought for the man enjoying an afternoon sunning himself read more

The Fobbing Fighters

For her regular BYGONES feature, Margaret Mills took us back today on a journey to Fobbing on the 24th November read more

Elinor Glyn – an author of some notoriety

Notorious author, Elinor Glyn, who at one time lived at Sheering Hall near Harlow, was the subject of Margaret Mills’ read more

The funeral procession for Queen Caroline

For her historical feature this week, Margaret Mills took us back 200 years, to the funeral of Queen Caroline, the read more

Sir Jacob Epstein

For this week’s feature Margaret Mills looked at the Essex connection with the world famous sculptor, JACOB EPSTEIN who was read more

Another trip to the seaside

I was joined again today by Margaret Mills who took us on a second visit to the seaside. Last time read more

Oh I do love to be beside the seaside!

  For her look back at past times, this week Margaret Mills turned the clock back to see how most read more

Mary Anne Clarke and the Grand Ole’ Duke of York

This afternoon Margaret Mills turned her attention to focus on a notorious woman born in 1776. The lady in question read more

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