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Bygones and Essex Tales

Gladys Turbard – The Queen of Laindon

The subject chosen by Margaret Mills for today’s BYGONES feature, was  GLADYS TURBARD – the woman known locally as the read more

Are we there yet?

Margaret Mills took as her subject today, a totally incompetent map maker from Ilford named, Henry Joist. Dating from around read more

The fighting bricklayers of Writtle

  On today’s feature, Margaret Mills took us back to the 19th April 1839 with the story of striking bricklayers, read more

The big drought – 1890 – 1910

Margaret Mills returned today with news of rebellion in an Essex village resulting from a drought which lasted for about read more

The Southend hurricane of 1842

This week Margaret Mills turned her attention to a hurricane which hit Southend – no not that gave Michael Fish read more

Capt. Ann Carter – the riotous woman from Maldon

The subject of today’s BYGONES feature chosen by Margaret Mills concerned a Maldon woman who went on the rampage around read more

The Tillingham cloudburst

The subject Margaret Mills chose to reflect on today, was the cloudburst that affected areas surrounding the village of Tillingham, read more

The strange tale of Marmalade Emma

The topic chosen today by Margaret Mills concerned a somewhat unconventional woman, known as MARMALADE EMMA, who used to live read more

Escape from Chelmsford Prison

The subject Margaret Mills chose today was that of a prison break from Chelmsford Prison, which occurred in February 1847.  I’m read more

Early recruits to the Essex Police Force

For today’s “BYGONES” feature, Margaret Mills looked at the backgrounds of some of the early recruits to the Essex police read more

The Epping Sausage Scandal

The subject Margaret Mills chose for today’s feature concerned the Epping Sausage Scandal which dates back to the mid 1800’s. read more

The incredible men of Stow Maries Aerodrome

The subject chosen today by Margaret Mills concerned the First World War Aerodrome at Stow Maries, and their incredible 19-year read more

The Mansion House under siege

This week Margaret Mills returned to the subject of the Suffragettes. It seems that back in 1910 a large number read more

The Rock Sisters of Ingatestone

On today’s feature, Margaret Mills examined the activities of the suffragette Rock Sisters from Ingatestone. If you missed it, or read more

The Secret underground army unit in Ashingdon

For today’s BYGONES FEATURE, Margaret Mills re-visited war time Britain to look at the secret underground army unit which existed read more

The Black Death

  For this week’s feature, Margaret Mills transported us back to the dark days when Essex, along with much of read more

Mother Gregson – the tobacco smuggler from Leigh-on-Sea

This week Margaret Mills examined the, not unsuccessful career of a female tobacco smuggler from Leigh-on-Sea, who was known as read more

Are there really any connections between Essex and Disney and Washington?

Believe it or not there really are connections between at least two Essex villages and the big names of Disney read more

Pleshey – A story of prosperity and treachery!

This week Margaret Mills conducted us over to the Essex village of Pleshey as it was in the 14th century. read more

Thomas Jenner Spitty – the Billericay benefactor

Margaret Mills’ subject today concerned a one-time benefactor of Billericay, a man who rejoiced in the somewhat unusual name of read more

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