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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Surplus Book Sale #7. Essex Review

Essex Review (1892-1957) back issues. 30p each + P&P (see below).

The Essex Society for Archaeology and History has "inherited" a quantity of stock from the absorbed Essex Congress. This is surplus to requirements so is being offered for sale.

The Essex Review volumes are mainly used copies and are offered at 30p each - postage and packaging extra.  Please use Contact Form for enquiries.

Sale #7 ends 30 April 2018.

Please note this list is as at 9 November 2017. 

Book plus P&P to UK address: 1 copy £2.00, 2 copies £2.30, 3 copies £3.00, 4 copies £3.30, 5 copies £5.00, 6 copies £5.30, 7 copies £5.50. 8-15 copies add 30p for each additional copy above seven.


ESSEX REVIEW
Box A
(Essex Review loose parts)
Volume Number Date Stock
I 1 April 1892 1
I 2 July 1892 4
I 3 October 1892 0
II 5 January 1893 0
II 6 April 1893 2
II 7 July 1893 2
II 8 October 1893 2
III 9 January 1894 1
III 10 April 1894 0
III 11 July 1894 2
III 12 October 1894 1
IV 13 January 1895 2
IV 14 April 1895 1
IV 15 July 1895 2
IV 16 October 1895 3
V 17 January 1896 4
V 18 April 1896 0
V 19 July 1896 0
V 20 October 1896 0
VI 21 January 1897 2
VI 22 April 1897 5
VI 23 July 1897 3
VI 24 October 1897 0
VII 25 January 1898 0
VII 26 April 1898 1
VII 27 July 1898 1
VII 28 October 1898 3
VIII 29 January 1899 2
VIII 30 April 1899 2
VIII 31 July 1899 5
VIII 32 October 1899 7
Box B
(Essex Review loose parts)
Volume Number Date Stock
IX 33 January 1900 0
IX 34 April 1900 0
IX 35 July 1900 0
IX 36 October 1900 2
X 37 January 1901 0
X 38 April 1901 0
X 39 July 1901 2
X 40 October 1901 0
XI 41 January 1902 2
XI 42 April 1902 2
XI 43 July 1902 3
XI 44 October 1902 4
XII 45 January 1903 0
XII 46 April 1903 2
XII 47 July 1903 4
XII 48 October 1903 2
XIII 49 January 1904 3
XIII 50 April 1904 2
XIII 51 July 1904 4
XIII 52 October 1904 3
XIV 53 January 1905 3
XIV 54 April 1905 3
XIV 55 July 1905 2
XIV 56 October 1905 1
XV 57 January 1906 0
XV 58 April 1906 0
XV 59 July 1906 2
Box C
(Essex Review loose parts)
Volume Number Date Stock
XV 60 October 1906 0
XVI 61 January 1907 1
XVI 62 April 1907 0
XVI 63 July 1907 0
XVI 64 October 1907 2
XVII 65 January 1908 1
XVII 66 April 1908 0
XVII 67 July 1908 0
XVII 68 October 1908 0
XVIII 69 January 1909 2
XVIII 70 April 1909 1
XVIII 71 July 1909 1
XVIII 72 October 1909 2
XIX 73 January 1910 1
XIX 74 April 1910 0
XIX 75 July 1910 1
XIX 76 October 1910 0
XX 77 January 1911 1
XX 78 April 1911 1
XX 79 July 1911 2
XX 80 October 1911 3
XXI 81 January 1912 2
XXI 82 April 1912 3
XXI 83 July 1912 8
XXI 84 October 1912 4
XXII 85 January 1913 3
XXII 86 April 1913 2
XXII 87 July 1913 2
XXII 88 October 1913 1
XXIII 89 January 1914 2
XXIII 90 April 1914 3
XXIII 91 July 1914 2
XXIII 92 October 1914 0
XXIV 93 January 1915 0
XXIV 94 April 1915 0
XXIV 95 July 1915 0
XXIV 96 October 1915 0
XXV 97 January 1916 0
XXV 98 April 1916 0
XXV 99 July 1916 0
XXV 100 October 1916 0
XXVI 101 January 1917 0
XXVI 102 April 1917 0
XXVI 103 July 1917 0
XXVI 104 October 1917 1
XXVII 105 January 1918 0
XXVII 106 April 1918 0
XXVII 107 July 1918 1
XXVII 108 October 1918 0
XXVIII 109 January 1919 1
XXVIII 110 April 1919 1
XXVIII 111 July 1919 2
XXVIII 112 October 1919 1
XXIX 113 January 1920 0
XXIX 114 April 1920 0
XXIX 115 July 1920 0
XXIX 116 October 1920 0
XXX 117 January 1921 0
XXX 118 April 1921 0
XXX 119 July 1921 0
XXX 120 October 1921 0
Box D
(Essex Review loose parts)
Volume Number Date Stock
XXXI 121 January 1922 0
XXXI 122 April 1922 0
XXXI 123 July 1922 1
XXXI 124 October 1922 0
XXXII 125 January 1923 1
XXXII 126 April 1923 2
XXXII 127 July 1923 1
XXXII 128 October 1923 1
XXXIII 129 January 1924 0
XXXIII 130 April 1924 0
XXXIII 131 July 1924 3
XXXIII 132 October 1924 2
XXXIV 133 January 1925 2
XXXIV 134 April 1925 5
XXXIV 135 July 1925 1
XXXIV 136 October 1925 3
XXXV 137 January 1926 1
XXXV 138 April 1926 6
XXXV 139 July 1926 3
XXXV 140 October 1926 1
XXXVI 141 January 1927 0
XXXVI 142 April 1927 1
XXXVI 143 July 1927 2
XXXVI 144 October 1927 1
XXXVII 145 January 1928 0
XXXVII 146 April 1928 0
XXXVII 147 July 1928 0
XXXVII 148 October 1928 1
XXXVIII 149 January 1929 7
XXXVIII 150 April 1929 2
XXXVIII 151 July 1929 0
XXXVIII 152 October 1929 0
XXXIX 153 January 1930 0
)(XXIX 154 April 1930 1
XXXIX 155 July 1930 7
XXXIX 156 October 1930 0
XL 157 January 1931 0
XL 158 April 1931 0
XL 159 July 1931 0
XL 160 October 1931 0
XLI 161 January 1932 0
XLI 162 April 1932 0
XLI 163 July 1932 6
XLI 164 October 1932 5
Box E
(Essex Review loose parts)
Volume Number Date Stock
XLII 165 January 1933 0
XLII 166 April 1933 0
XLII 167 July 1933 0
XLII 168 October 1933 0
XLIII 169 January 1934 0
XLIII 170 April 1934 5
XLIII 171 July 1934 8
XLIII 172 October 1934 1
XLIV 173 January 1935 2
XLIV 174 April 1935 0
XLIV 175 July 1935 0
XLIV 176 October 1935 0
XLV 177 January 1936 0
XLV 178 April 1936 0
XLV 179 July 1936 0
XLV 180 October 1936 0
XLVI 181 January 1937 1
XLVI 182 April 1937 1
XLVI 183 July 1937 0
XLVI 184 October 1937 1
XLVII 185 January 1938 0
XLVII 186 April 1938 0
XLVII 187 July 1938 0
XLVII 188 October 1938 0
XLVIII 189 January 1939 0
XLVIII 190 April 1939 2
XLVIII 191 July 1939 2
XLVIII 192 October 1939 0
XLIX 193 January 1940 0
XLIX 194 April 1940 0
XLIX 195 July 1940 0
XLIX 196 October 1940 0
L 197 January 1941 3
L 198 April 1941 0
L 199 July 1941 0
L 200 October 1941 0
LI 201 January 1942 0
LI 202 April 1942 0
LI 203 July 1942 1
LI 204 October 1942 0
LII 205 January 1943 0
LII 206 April 1943 0
LII 207 July 1943 0
LII 208 October 1943 0
LIII 209 January 1944 6
LIII 210 April 1944 8
LIII 211 July 1944 8
LIII 212 October 1944 8
LIV 213 January 1945 7
LIV 214 April 1945 11
LIV 215 July 1945 6
Box F
(Essex Review loose parts)
Volume Number Date Stock
LIV 216 October 1945 1
LV 217 January 1946 3
LV 218 April 1946 1
LV 219 July 1946 1
LV 220 October 1946 2
LVI 221 January 1947 6
LVI 222 April 1947 0
LVI 223 July 1947 3
LVI 224 October 1947 0
LVII 225 January 1948 0
LVII 226 April 1948 5
LVII 227 July 1948 5
LVII 228 October 1948 8
LVIII 229 January 1949 9
LVIII 230 April 1949 11
LVIII 231 July 1949 11
LVIII 232 October 1949 9
Box G
(Essex Review loose parts)
Volume Number Date Stock
LIX 233 January 1950 10
LIX 234 April 1950 13
LIX 235 July 1950 13
LIX 236 October 1950 14
LX 237 January 1951 8
LX 238 April 1951 11
Box H
(Essex Review loose parts)
Volume Number Date Stock
LX 239 July 1951 10
LX 240 October 1951 14
LXI 241 January 1952 12
LXI 242 April 1952 13
LXI 243 July 1952 9
LXI 244 October 1952 7
Box I
(Essex Review loose parts)
Volume Number Date Stock
LXII 245 January 1953 10
LXII 246 April 1953 10
LXII 247 July 1953 10
LXII 248 October 1953 10
LXIII 249 January 1954 10
LXIII 250 April 1954 10
LXIII 251 July 1954 10
Box K
(Essex Review loose parts)
Volume Number Date Stock
LXIII 252 October 1954 10
LXIV 253 January 1955 10
LXIV 254 April 1955 10
LXIV 255 July 1955 10
LXIV 256 October 1955 10
LXV 257 January 1956 8
LXVI 258 January 1957 10

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Essex Industrial Heritage Group. AGM. Saturday 11 November 2017

EIAG Annual Meeting, plus lecture on Railways and Industry – Chelmsford Museum – 11th November, 2:00pm. Free to members, £2.00 for non-members

EIAG: AGM reminder and time confirmation

Time: Saturday 11 November 2017, starting 14.00h.   Note that there had been a time error on the website which has now been corrected.
Place: Chelmsford Museum    Suggestion: get there early to ensure you have a parking space.

Programme:
1.    A short AGM with:
           Reports looking back at the past year and looking forward to the future.
           Election of officers.  The committee is always looking for new members.  We will not twist your arms but if you would like to contribute to the running of EIAG we would appreciate your company. Involvement in the committee is 4 meetings a year along with plenty of email discussion. Involvement is as much as little as you would like to offer but can include planning for the next Industrial Heritage Fair and working on projects.  Those who are interested and would like to discuss prior to the meeting do contact us on the EIAG email, essexiag@gmail.com or arrive early to have a chat with committee members.

2.    The main part of the meeting:    
A lecture by Tony Kirby on Railways and Industry.
This looks very interesting.

Attendance for ESAH/EIAG members is free.  Do bring along your non-member friends for a mere £2 per person.  It should be worth it for the lecture.

We look forward to seeing you at Chelmsford Museum on Saturday 11 November 2017 by 14.00h.

Jane Giffould

Membership secretary

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

New Book Stock: 'Essex full of profitable thinges' edited by Kenneth Neale

Condition: New.  
Ideal Christmas presents.


The Essex Society for Archaeology and History has "inherited" several new copies of 'Essex full of profitable thinges' published in 1996.  These were "Essays presented to Sir John Ruggles-Brise as a tribute to his life of service to the people and County of Essex".  It was edited by Kenneth Neale.

The books will be available - when collected from the storeroom - price £6 including postage and packing to a UK address, but only £2 on sale at the Society's forthcoming 'History and Archaeological Symposium' on Saturday 4 November 2017, and the Annual General Meeting of its Essex Industrial Archaeology Group on Saturday 11 November 2017.

Contents.
Foreword - Lord Braybrook 
John Ruggles-Brise: Patriot and Patron - Kenneth Neale ... 1
Colchester and its oldest record - Mark Davies ... 19
Archbishop Samuel Harsnett, 1561-1631, and his Library at Colchester - G H Martin ... 35
The Religious Census of Essex, 1851 - Michael Beale ... 55
Robert Edward, 9th Lord Petre: Common-sense, virtue, religion and loyalty - The Lord Petre ... 75
Chelmsford Cathedral: 'A great county should have a great cathedral as its heart' - John Moses ... 89
The Prettiest Village?: Finchingfield, the making of an icon - Victor Gray ... 121
A Royal Imposter in Elizabethan Essex - Janet Cooper ... 137
From Past Historic to Future Perfect: Essex Heritage and the Community - Ken Hall ... 149
A Georgian Time Capsule: The Library of Spains Hall, Essex - Edith Freeman ... 157
The University of Essex - Michael Sommerlad ... 173
People and Pigeons in Symbiosis: Essex Dovecotes - John H Boyes ... 193
Patrons, Artists and Craftsmen in Essex - Iris Woodward ... 205
Saffron Walden: 'Crocuses and Crokers' - Kenneth Neale ... 225
The Plume Library, Maldon: A New Chapter - Frank Herrmann ... 245
A Measure of Essex Cartography - A Stuart Mason ... 253
Noblewomen and Piety in Late Medieval Essex - Jennifer C Ward ... 269
Essex Springs and Shaws - John Hunter ... 283
Eliza Vaughan of Finchingfield - Alan Jones ... 295
Finchingfield Town Meetings, 1626-1634 - F G Emmison ... 305
The Bow Street Mounted Patrol on Essex Highways - Herbert Hope Lockwood ... 311
Drewry and Cornwall: Two Naval VCs - Ian G Robertson ... 331
Early Stuart Essex: Seedbed of American Democracy and Independence - J R Smith ... 357
Boarded In-fill: Alternative to Wattle and Daub? - D F Stenning ... 385
Essex Gentry and the General Election of 1865 - Andrew Phillips ... 393
Family History in Essex Today - D W Grimes ... 425
Brickmaking in Essex - Adrian Corder-Birch ... 433
'Full of profitable thinges' - Kenneth Neale ... 451
Index ... 457



Monday, 23 October 2017

Essex Journal. Vol. 52. No. 2. (Autumn 2017)

The Essex Journal is issued twice a year to subscribers.  Contents in the latest edition, just issued, include:
- Editorial
- Orchards East
- News from the Essex Record Office
- Friends of Historic Essex
- Tuesday 29th October 1940 further explored
- The 800th Anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, 1217, and its Relevance to the Forest of Essex: Richard Morris
- Rev. Dr. Foote Gower, a forgotten Essex antiquary and field archaeologist: Michael Leach
- 'You have gone too far and an apology is needed': the saga of enlarging St Martin's, Chipping Ongar, 1880-84:  James Bettley
- The Red Cross in Essex 1914-1918: Hospitals, Fundraising, and the Contribution of Middle and Upper Class Women:  Caroline Wallace
- Book Reviews
- EJ 20 Questions? Dorothy Lockwood

The Essex Society for Archaeology and History owns the title Essex Journal and was pleased to provide a photograph of Chipping Ongar Church from the north-east, taken between 1861-1883, from a collection of Victorian photographs (SLIB94911A).

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Historical Association Talk. 28 October 2017

Historical Association Essex Branch

 Prostitution in 19th- century Colchester

A talk by Dr Jane Pearson

‘Researching Colchester's nineteenth-century prostitution story arose directly from teaching local history modules at the University of Essex on social welfare topics. The story reveals something of the development of the town as it welcomed and then responded to the arrival of the army garrison in 1856.’
Dr. Jane Pearson is a part-time teacher at the History Dept., University of Essex.


On Saturday 28th October at 2.30pm

All our talks are held at Trinity Methodist Church Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB

Visitors and prospective members warmly welcome
Contact:  email: essexha1@btinternet.com

or phone 01245 256892 www.history.org.uk and essexbranchha.blogspot.com

Monday, 16 October 2017

ESAH Asks Questions about the Essex Record Office

The Society's Council met on Saturday 14 October 2017, requesting the inclusion of the following correspondence on its news blog.

To: Councillor Susan Barker
From: Adrian Corder-Birch, President Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Sent: 18 September 2017 17:16
Subject: Essex Record Office

Dear Cllr. Barker,
I refer to our meeting at County Hall on 18th July 2017 with David Adlington, Stan Newens and Martin Stuchfield.  As some two months has now elapsed we should appreciate an update regarding the following matters please?
1.  A copy of Mr. Adlington’s minutes of our meeting.
2. Has your Consultant’s Report from Future Gov been received?  If so will you please send us a copy.
3.  Will you please advise the result of your communications with Chelmsford City Council regarding the use of the gravel area adjacent to the ERO for car parking for ERO staff, volunteers and visitors.  According to the Friends of Historic Essex AGM held last year on 9th July 2016, Stephen Dixon stated that parking arrangements were then being looked into consequent upon the loss of Wharf Road Car Park.  The gravel area adjacent to the ERO would make an excellent parking area and would no doubt help to increase visitor numbers and make the building more attractive to users, particularly for room hire.   You kindly agreed to contact the City Council to expedite negotiations and the outcome would be much appreciated please.
4.  Why was the last ECC Superfast Broadband meeting on 25th July 2017 held at Anglia Ruskin University and not the ERO where previous meetings took place?  As you know we are all keen that ECC should use the ERO for meetings where possible.
5.  Has the ERO Collecting Policy been revised and if so may we have a copy please?
6.  The Business Case for 2017 was expected to be available for review this summer.  Is it available and if so may we have a copy please?
7.  Consequent upon the appointment of Susannah Shaw as the ECC Officer responsible for technology countywide, has any progress been made to replace the computers in the ERO?  The existing computers, which are very old, sometimes break down and are not the easiest to use. 
The next Council meeting of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History will take place on 14th October 2017 and therefore if you are able to reply to this message prior to that date it would be much appreciated please.
Thank you.
Yours sincerely,
Adrian Corder-Birch,
President,
Essex Society for Archaeology and History.

To: Councillor Susan Barker
From: Adrian Corder-Birch
Sent: 01 October 2017 11:00
Subject: FW: Essex Record Office

Dear Cllr. Barker,
I refer to my email of 18th September, which for your convenience I am forwarding below.  As we are now in October, I look forward to receiving your reply please particularly as the next Council Meeting of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History is now less than two weeks away. 
I have recently perused expenditure on the ECC website and it would appear that since the beginning of the present financial year, ECC has paid in excess of £200,000.00 (Two hundred thousand pounds) to Future Gov for Consultants fees and reports.  I fully appreciate that this is probably across several services, but I shall be obliged if you will please let me know exactly how much of this expenditure (if any) applies to the ERO.   If any of this expenditure is applicable to the ERO then presumably ECC has received a report from Future Gov and if so will you please disclose a copy? 
I look forward to hearing from you please.
Thank you.
Yours sincerely,
Adrian Corder-Birch,
President
Essex Society for Archaeology and History


To: Adrian Corder-Birch
From: Cllr Susan Barker, Member CC
Sent: 13 October 2017 11:28
Subject: FW: Essex Record Office

Dear Mr Corder Birch

Thank you for your email and I apologise for the delay. I’d like to answer your questions individually below

1.         A copy of Mr. Adlington’s minutes of our meeting.

We did not plan to produce detailed minutes from the July meeting, and indeed your recent email follows up on the main points that were discussed.

2.         Has your Consultant’s Report from Future Gov been received?  If so will you please send us a copy.

While Phase 1 is complete, we need to review the implications and conduct further analysis of potential future models, and this is work in progress and not shareable at the current time.

You also asked how much money we paid for this, in your follow-up email. It was £40,000.

3.         Will you please advise the result of your communications with Chelmsford City Council regarding the use of the gravel area adjacent to the ERO for car parking for ERO staff, volunteers and visitors.  According to the Friends of Historic Essex AGM held last year on 9th July 2016, Stephen Dixon stated that parking arrangements were then being looked into consequent upon the loss of Wharf Road Car Park.  The gravel area adjacent to the ERO would make an excellent parking area and would no doubt help to increase visitor numbers and make the building more attractive to users, particularly for room hire.   You kindly agreed to contact the City Council to expedite negotiations and the outcome would be much appreciated please.

I agree that the gravel area adjacent to the ERO would make an excellent parking area as an alternative to the main Wharf Road car park that has been sold to Taylor Wimpey. We are in discussions with Chelmsford City Council about this, but those discussions have not reached a conclusion yet.

4.         Why was the last ECC Superfast Broadband meeting on 25th July 2017 held at Anglia Ruskin University and not the ERO where previous meetings took place?  As you know we are all keen that ECC should use the ERO for meetings where possible.

I am told by ERO officers that we are not party to individual decisions by other ECC Service Areas as to their choice of venues for external events. However, ECC event bookers are encouraged to use ECC venues (whether that is ERO or elsewhere) whenever possible, and we have conducted an extensive internal marketing campaign over the last 3 months to promote this.

5.         Has the ERO Collecting Policy been revised and if so may we have a copy please?

ERO is currently updating its Collecting Policy, scheduled for the end of 2017.


6.         The Business Case for 2017 was expected to be available for review this summer.  Is it available and if so may we have a copy please?

The ERO business review is ongoing and is subject to periodic internal review, and a major update now scheduled for December 2017. Part of that process will be to consult with each of our partner/interest groups such as ESAH, which we began to do via the meeting with several such groups in July, and which we plan to follow up with each of them during the autumn.

7.         Consequent upon the appointment of Susannah Shaw as the ECC Officer responsible for technology countywide, has any progress been made to replace the computers in the ERO?  The existing computers, which are very old, sometimes break down and are not the easiest to use.

It is true that the computers in the Searchroom have experienced some usability issues, which we are working through systematically with IS. The issues which we regarded as a particularly high concern are due to be resolved during October.

Please let me  know if you require further information.

Kind regards

Susan

Cllr Susan Barker

Essex Cabinet Member Culture, Communities and Customer
Chairman Essex Pension Fund
Chairman Stansted Airport Community Trust
Deputy Leader Uttlesford District Council                       .