Richmond Park Open Day

The 10th Essex at Richmond Park meeting the public and talking about the role the parks played in the Great War. Although the weather was rather challenging with constant rain throughout the morning we had a few visitors who braved the conditions. In the end there was about 1,100 visitors at the event down on 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

Our last time at the Great Dorset Steam Fair

This year has seen the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair (GDSF), which is held at Blandford, celebrate its 50th anniversary.  In conjunction with this commemoration, the WW1 trench complex which was constructed there in 2014, occupied by several individuals from the 10th Essex. This complex has been manned every year by historical interpreters. Along with 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