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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Annual General Meeting (1921): Transactions n.s. Volume 16 Part 1

The Annual General Meeting of the Essex Archaeological Society in 1921; the year in which J H Round steps down as President.






Saturday, 29 June 2013

Archaeological Notes (1921): Transactions n.s. Volume 16 Part 1

Archaeological Notes are shorter pieces published in the Transactions of the Society. This set comes from 1921, and includes the following items:
The Elliott Heraldic MSS.  By G Rickword, F.R.Hist.S.
Bradwell juxta mare.  By J H Round, M.A., L.L.D.
Rayne Church.  By J H Round, M.A., L.L.D.
Camulodunum [Colchester].  By J H Round, M.A., L.L.D.
Domesday Book: Colne.  By G F Beaumont, F.S.A.
Colne Minster.  By G F Beaumont, F.S.A.
Taxatio Ecclesiastica (Essex).  By G M Beaumont, F.S.A.
Writtle Documents. 
A Butler’s Serjeanty.
Maldon: The Blue Boar Hotel.
An abbot and seal of Tiltey [Tilty].  By R C Fowler, B.A., O.B.E., F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S
The Denny Monument in Waltham Abbey Church.  By R C Fowler, B.A., O.B.E., F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S.

Religious Gilds of Essex.  By R C Fowler, B.A., O.B.E., F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S.












Friday, 28 June 2013

Essex's Industrial Archaeology

The Essex Record Office has posted three items relating to Essex’s Industrial Archaeology in order to advertise the Conference on 6 July 2013, co-hosted by the Essex Society for Archaeology and History. All items contain copies from their archives and make interesting reading.

Housing The Workers (http://www.essexrecordofficeblog.co.uk/essexs-industrial-archaeology-housing-the-workers/ ) describes the homes built by Bentalls, Critalls and Bata.

Courtauld’s – Silk Weaving in Braintree (http://www.essexrecordofficeblog.co.uk/courtaulds/ ) gives a history of this firm.

Marconi Wireless Telegraph Ltd (http://www.essexrecordofficeblog.co.uk/essexs-industrial-archaeology-marconi-wireless-telegraph-co-ltd/ ) describes this famous Chelmsford based company.


And to book:

Tickets: £15.00 including refreshments and buffet lunch. Please book in advance on 01245 244614

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Morant Dinner

The Essex Society for Archaeology and History commemorates the historian Reverend Philip Morant with an annual meal.

A Morant Dinner. But where and with whom?

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Edwardian Essex Archaeological Society

Members of the Essex Archaeological Society at Colchester Castle in 1907.


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Holy Trinity Church, Littlebury: Annual General Meeting

Holy Trinity Church, Littlebury
Holy Trinity Church, Littlebury was the venue for the Annual General Meeting of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History this year.  Following proceedings and tea, the local history group gave a talk and tour of the building.  In the churchyard is an unusual carved monument to, and by, Rev. H J Burrell.  He carved the screen the North Chapel in 1911.  The North Door, older than the Victorian Church, is fifteenth century decorated with shears.  For more on the church follow this link to an external website: http://churchesinessex.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/littlebury-essex.html

Rev H J Burrell memorial detail

Carved shears on north door, Littlebury Church



Monday, 24 June 2013

Bell Foundry Visit

A visit by the Essex Society for Archaeology and History to a bell foundry.


Sunday, 23 June 2013

The Memorial Stone of a Forgotten Essex Worthy. Transactions n.s. Volume 10 Part 1

The memorial to Edward Beaucock, Doctor of Medicine, in the church at Bradwell-juxta-Coggeshall, Essex, who died in 1665. The article was written for the 1906 edition of the Essex Archaeological Society's Transactions by Rev H L Elliott, M.A.





Friday, 21 June 2013

Mystery Farming Photographs

Two farming related photographs have turned up in the archives of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History.  What is the machine and what is its relevance of the county of Essex?  Any ideas?

Machine #1

Machine #2


Thursday, 20 June 2013

New Facilities Under Construction at University of Essex


To mark its 50th anniversary next year, the University of Essex is building a new Students' Centre and extension to the Albert Sloman Library.  Work began this month.  When completed the library of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History will be relocated.

Extension to Albert Sloman Library in progress - 10 June 2013

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Essex Society for Archaeology and History: Newsletter Spring 2013

Members of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History received their thrice-yearly copy of the Newsletter a few weeks ago. This, the Spring 2013, edition, No 169, includes:
 - a letter from the President, which includes reference to the forthcoming Industrial Archaeology conference at the Essex Record Office on 6 July; 
- our online presence, already reported on this site;
- the appeal from the University of Manchester on Scottish migrants, 1603-1762;
- the Plume Lecture, held last November, 2012, about the libraries of the National Trust;
- book reviews; 
- 'Essex Review' reviewed, recalling the long-running journal from 1892 to 1957; 
- 'The Enemies of Books'
- CBA East Group report
- News from the Essex Record Office, celebrating its 75th anniversary this year
- New killer stalks Essex woods: notes on ash die back
- Essex seen from elsewhere
- Notice of the International Medieval Congress, to be held at the University of Leeds, 1-4 July (contact www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2013.html )
- John Macky's account of Essex
- Historic Building Courses: the repair and conservation of flint walling, to be held at Hadstock
- Ale and Hearty: an exhibition on the history of pubs and breweries in Chelmsford, at the Chelmsford Museum, until 15 September 2013

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

'Essex's Industrial Archaeology' is the next event

Our next event is a one day conference on Saturday 6 July 2013 hosted at the Essex Record Office and supported by the Essex Society for Archaeology and History.

Since large-scale industrialisation began in the eighteenth century, industrial development has had a huge influence on the way people have lived.  Essex is often overlooked as an industrial county, but industry is a fascinating aspect of the county's past.  This one-day conference will take a look at the industries which sprang up here, and the impact they had on local people's lives, and will also include the launch, at 11am, of a new industrial archaeology sub-group of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History. 


Subjects and speakers will include: 
David Alderton: Why Industrial Archaeology?
Prof. Roy Simons OBE: Marconi, the Father of Wireless
Paul Gilman: title TBC
David Morgans: Beeleigh Steam Mill
George Courtauld: The history of Courtaulds Ltd. In Essex– the first 100 years
Tony Crosby: Industrial Housing in Essex (a topic published in Volume 37, third series, of our Transactions).

For more information, follow these links:
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford
Saturday 6 July 2013, 9.30am to 4.00pm
Tickets £15 including buffet lunch and refreshments
Please book in advance by telephoning 01245 244614

Monday, 17 June 2013

Josiah Parish

An early photograph from the archives of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History. Josiah Parish


Sunday, 16 June 2013

Archaeological Notes (1906). Transactions n.s. Volume 10 Part 1

The Archaeological Notes include a domestic inventory of the late John Arnold of Great Warley in 1724; a note on Faulkbourne Hall, the manor at Little Hallingbury, and the Baud's buck, being reference in 1375 to a Sir William le Baud of Corringham, Essex. 





Saturday, 15 June 2013

British Empire Medal awarded to Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips has today been awarded the British Empire Medal "for services to history and heritage in Colchester" in today's Queen's Birthday Honours List.  Members of the Essex Society for Archaeology  and History heard the news at the Annual General Meeting held this afternoon at Littlebury.  Mr Phillips is a Vice President of the Society. 

Uphall Camp: Notes on the Ancient Entrenchments near Barking, on the left bank of the river Roding. Transactions n.s. Volume 10 Part 1

Written by Walter Crouch, Vice President of the Essex Field Club. (Continued from Volume 9 page 412).