Author Archives: The Narrator

A day on the River Blackwater, 23 November 1891

At present my blog is becoming sadly neglected whilst I concentrate on my other local history activities – such as researching and writing my history books and giving talks on Essex’s past to clubs and societies.  I now mainly write about Essex’s … Continue reading

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Essex Local History talks

I am pleased to announce that I now give talks all over Essex and Suffolk on various aspects of local history (full list as below). A fully illustrated PowerPoint presentation accompanies all my talks and I will bring all the … Continue reading

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A small white shoebox and the Battle of the Somme

Do you believe in coincidences and synchronicity? Or do you believe that strange forces are sometimes at work and might bring together events, people and stories in an unbelievable way that can’t only be mere chance?  Are some things are just … Continue reading

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First World War: Postcards from the Front

I am absolutely delighted to say that my new book Postcards from the Front: 1914-1919 has been released today is available from places such as Amazon, Waterstones, WH Smiths etc. This has been two years of painstaking research and writing … Continue reading

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Happy 4th Blogiversary to me!

Four years ago this week, I started this blog.  So it’s my Blogiversary! And time for me to indulge a little by reflecting back on the last few years of this blog. Way back when, the purpose of my blog was to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2016

Wishing all my readers a Happy New Year You may also be interested in – Christmas Advent Calendar 2015 – Christmas Advent Calendar 2014 – Christmas Greetings from the Trenches 1914-1918 – Louis Wain: Happy Christmas Greetings 2013 – Christmas in a Tudor Town: Plough … Continue reading

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Christmas Advent Calendar: 24 December

To celebrate my forthcoming book, Postcards from the Front: 1914-1919 (due out next Spring), each day from now until Christmas, I will be posting on this blog, postcards from the First World War with their messages home.  Click on the … Continue reading

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Christmas Advent Calendar: 23 December

To celebrate my forthcoming book, Postcards from the Front: 1914-1919 (due out next Spring), each day from now until Christmas, I will be posting on this blog, postcards from the First World War with their messages home.  Click on the … Continue reading

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Christmas Advent Calendar: 22 December

To celebrate my forthcoming book, Postcards from the Front: 1914-1919 (due out next Spring), each day from now until Christmas, I will be posting on this blog, postcards from the First World War with their messages home.  Click on the … Continue reading

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Christmas Advent Calendar: 21 December

To celebrate my forthcoming book, Postcards from the Front: 1914-1919 (due out next Spring), each day from now until Christmas, I will be posting on this blog, postcards from the First World War with their messages home.  Click on the … Continue reading

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