Category Archives: East Anglia Through Time

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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Local history is not an inaccessible past…

The Essex local paper Saffron Walden Reporter have printed a review of my local history book about the town of Saffron Walden and its surrounding villages of Audley End, Littlebury, Wendens Ambo and Little & Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden and Around Through Time. … Continue reading

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Saffron Walden and Around Through Time

I am delighted to tell you that my third local history book, Saffron Walden and Around Through Time, has now been published by Amberley Books and is available in “all good bookshops”. Saffron Walden is a beautiful market town in … Continue reading

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Suffolk Voices Past: Sudbury, Long Melford and Lavenham Through Time

I am delighted to tell you that my second local history book, Sudbury, Long Melford and Lavenham Through Time, has now been published by Amberley Books and is available in “all good bookshops”. Suffolk is an incredibly beautiful county with … Continue reading

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Henry VIII and the looting of the monasteries

It is widely known that following Henry VIII’s break with Rome in 1533, he went on to forcefully dissolve and destroy all the numerous religious monasteries across England. This he achieved by the end of the 1530s. Dissolved religious houses … Continue reading

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Saffron Walden and Long Melford: Reading the Riot Act

Where do common phrases and terms in the English language come from?  I asked myself this question recently whilst I’ve been researching my two new books Sudbury, Lavenham, and Long Melford Through Time and Saffron Walden and Around Through Time (both books due … Continue reading

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Book signing event: Saturday 6 December 2014

A date for your diary… I will be at Bishop’s Stortford Tourist Information in the Market Square on Saturday 6th December 2014, from 10am until 12pm, signing copies of my new local history book on the town. I look forward … Continue reading

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Suffolk Voices Past

I had a fantastic week last week, touring the internet and talking on various blogs about my life long passion for “all things history”.  I would like to thank all the wonderful bloggers who hosted my posts throughout the week. … Continue reading

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History Blog Tour – Day 7: Bishop’s Stortford – the postcards which got away

This week, to celebrate the publication of my first local history book, Bishop’s Stortford Through Time, I am very excited to be doing tour around various blogs talking about various aspects of my book: not just the subject matter, but also about … Continue reading

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