History Blog Tour – Day 6: Local history & Bishop’s Stortford

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 writing and researching “history”.

One post a day – so 7 posts in total – spread across a wide and diverse mix of history-related blogs.

Today, day 6, you can read me on Bishop’s Stortford’s Museums blog talking about Local history and Bishop’s Stortford. Please click on the link or picture below to read my post.

My blog tour
You can catch me on the following dates and blogs discussing “all things history”, along with explaining about my recent book, on the following dates and sites.

About me
I have a MSt in Local and Regional History (Cantab); a BA History (Open University) and an Advanced Diploma in Local History (Oxon) – all gained as a mature student. Having been a business technologist in the City of London for the last 30 years, I am currently taking time away from my City career to write. My first history book, Bishop’s Stortford Through Time, was published by Amberley Publishing in September 2014. I have been commissioned to write a further three history books for them:-

  • Sudbury, Lavenham and Long Melford Through Time (due to be published summer 2015);
  • Saffron Walden Through Time (due to be published summer 2015); and
  • Postcards from the Front: Britain 1914-1919 (due to be published summer 2016).

I live in Essex, England, and regularly write about the local history of Essex and East Anglia on my blog.

Please do click on the image below to buy my book.Bishop's Stortford Through Time by Kate Cole

© Essex Voices Past 2014.

Comment (3)

  • Julie Goucher| 23rd October 2014

    I loved this idea, of the interview and capturing the details for the oral study. So obvious and simple yet effective. Same as walking the place – simple and effective.

    • the narrator| 23rd October 2014

      It was a fascinating interview to do as Carolyn is such an expert on Stortford. We were talking for about an hour just on the town’s history and because we both knew so much, when we were talking about people long dead (some for centuries!) it was as if they’d just popped out of the room!

  • Andrea Harman| 7th February 2017

    Hello my mom was a war bride who grew up in Bishop stortford she had a sister who live there and a nice who might still be living there was wondering if there’s any information on any museums in the area that’s still carry the family name. Harold Rayner or. Sean. Or Peggy Nugent…. she moved to America when she was 18 she is now 88 any information would be helpful thank you

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