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

Barton Stacey Village Fete

Barton Stacey Village Fete We attended this small village event at Barton Stacey near Winchester because a member of the 10th Essex is good friends with the organisers. Only four of us were in attendance showing the various items of equipment that a solider of the period would wear or use. There was some interest Read More

Hampton Court Flower Show 2018

Battlefields to Butterflies at the Hampton Court flower show This project has been over two years in the making with the Royal Parks Guild and the Historic Royal Places. Originally conceived from the words and paintings of William Orpen who wrote, “The dreary dismal mud was baked white and pure — dazzling white. White daisies, red Read More