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Bygones and Essex Tales

Queen Victoria was “not amused!”

Margaret Mills joined me this afternoon to tell us the tale of the man from Buckhurst Hill who demanded that read more

The tale of a very costly Cherry Pie!

This week Margaret Mills turned her attention to the history of THE GEORGE in Wanstead, and notably at the reason read more

All about Woodham Walter Hall, Maldon

Margaret Mills returned today with another of her historical gems. Listen hear to learn more about Woodham Walter Hall which read more

The story of Grace Chappelow from Hatfield Peverel

  For today’s feature, Margaret Mills looked at the activities of a suffragette named, Grace Chappelow, who at one time read more

18th century sports in Colchester

Being a Tuesday Margaret Mills was on hand to tell us about some of the sporting activities for which Colchester read more

The “revolting” clergymen of Colchester

Margaret Mills turned her attention today to the “revolting” clergymen of Colchester. Well “rebellious’ is probably a better description. It read more

The Tyrrell family of Essex

As part of our “BYGONES” feature last week, Margaret Mills looked at some of the facts pointing to a suggestion read more

Death of a King – was it murder?

  I was joined again today by Margaret Mills who was looking at whether an Essex man, Sir Walter Tyrrell, read more

Eastbury Manor House, Barking

The subject chosen today by Margaret Mills was Eastbury Manor House in Barking which dates back to 1573.   There read more

A fitting memorial

Being a Tuesday Margaret Mills returned to tell us about an unusual First World War memorial at Dollyman’s Farm, Rawreth, read more

The Wanstead man who became Astronomer Royal

The subject chosen by Margaret Mills for today’s feature concerned two astronomers from Wanstead, one of whom became Astronomer Royal. read more

Chichester Hall

  The subject chosen by Margaret Mills this week concerned the history of what is now the hotel and dining venue, read more

“Fluffy” – The Prodigal cat of Canewdon

The story we heard from Margaret Mills today involved a cat which went missing in Canewdon during the war. It read more

The former castle at Saffron Walden

The subject chosen by Margaret Mills for today’s feature, concerned the castle which once overlooked Saffron Walden, or Walden as read more

St Giles Leper Hospital in Maldon

Being a Tuesday, Margaret Mills returned with information about a charitable hospital established for lepers in Maldon, that itself became read more

Another murder in Clavering

I was joined once more today by Margaret Mills, who’s story this week involved a woman, named Rebecca Lawe who read more

The “ARTFUL DODGERS” of Southend-on-Sea

    It was good to welcome back Margaret Mills for the first time this year. Margaret’s subject today concerned read more

Philemon Holland

This week the subject of our Bygones feature chosen by Margaret Mills, was that of the multi-talented Philemon Holland, who read more

Dr Plume’s library

The subject chosen by Margaret Mills today concerned an unusual reference library established in Maldon in 1704 by a Dr Plume, read more

John Mechi – A Tiptree farming entrepreneur

The subject of today’s feature chosen by Margaret Mills, was of a Tiptree based farming entrepreneur by the name of read more

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