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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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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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Reflections on Jeans for Genes Day

Genes are a funny thing… Last weekend, I was sitting beside my dad’s bed in his nursing home, ordering some things from M&S for him on his laptop. (Even when you’re dying, you’ve still got to keep up your standards … Continue reading

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Just an ordinary miracle

Just over a year ago, on her wedding day in January 2014, I told the story of my precious first born and the ordinary miracle of her birth.  Harrison Fisher’s charming Edwardian and art deco vintage postcards, along with Laurie … Continue reading

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Happy 3rd Blogiversary to me!

This week is the third anniversary of me starting my blog, Essex Voices Past.  Reflecting back on the previous year, it has been an exciting and emotional year, both personally and professionally. Please indulge me by letting me reminisce back … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2015

Today’s post is a postcard sent home just before New Year of 1915.  It’s poignant messages states: “O.A.S Dear Madam, I have the pleasure of writing to you and thanking you for the parcel which I received. Hoping you have … Continue reading

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Christmas Truce 1914 and a game of football

This year, my run up to Christmas has been very hectic with some very last minute excitement as a historian and blogger. On the 18 December 2014, just over a week ago, I published on my regular monthly slot on … Continue reading

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Christmas 2014

Wishing all my readers a very happy Christmas.  I hope your Christmas celebrations are much more relaxing than the Louis Wain cats shown below.   *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* This blog If you want to read more from my blog, please do subscribe … Continue reading

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Halloween 2014

Happy Halloween!! Whatever you and your children are doing this evening, I wish you fun and laughter.  For the first time in many years, we will not be going trick or treating to our neighbours. Instead, as my son is … Continue reading

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