Sgt Gage issuing drill instructions. by Cressing Temple

This is our first actual show of the 2019 season. Cressing Temple is a fabulous place but it was bitterly cold over the weekend. Saturday was interesting because we had four seasons in one day, Sunshine, Rain, Sleet and hailstones to finish it off with. One of our group, Mike Everest turned up in his Read More

Back in 2002, a good friend of mine, Mike Fitt and I say down to discuss the pos… by 10th Essex Living History Group

Back in 2002, a good friend of mine, Mike Fitt and I say down to discuss the possibility of commemorating the role of the Royal Parks in the Great War. Now seven years on with numerous events and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund we are closing in on the end. One of our highlights Read More

Brompton Cemetery Memorial Service

On Wednesday 7th November 2018, we were invited to take part in a memorial and dedication service at Brompton Cemetery, West London. Working in partnership with the Royal Parks Guild, The Royal Hospital Chelsea and the Royal Parks after 3 years of planning the event took place. A specially-inscribed memorial stone was permanently placed in Read More

Battle of Britain 78th Anniversary

On September 15th, the Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Trust organised an open day at the ATC Centre on Wood Lane, Elm Park. Not only was it to remember the Battle of Britain but also to show off the new RAF Hornchurch Heritage Centre in Sutton’s House. Several groups were there displaying memorabilia from both the first Read More

The Goldhanger Bell Ringers Remember…

In WW1 1400 bell ringers died in the conflict. The associated change ringers of the UK, started a campaign for each ringing tower, to recruit new members, to “replace” these people.This is Michelle, also of Goldhanger, who became fascinated with bell ringing after bumping into several of the the local team, in the local pub. Read More

Batemans Roll of Honour

Theatre of War FRance Sapper R.L Daniel – Royal Engineers – Died at Dainville, France Private C M Husk – East Surrey – Died at Arras, France John Stanley Fursdon – Hertfordshire Regiment James Fursdon – Royal Army Medical Corp George Storer – East Surrey William Frank Lanaray – Kings Royal Rifles Drummer Frank Edgar Read More