Kentwell Hall by 10th Essex Living History Group 2019

Over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th August 2019, we attended an event at Kentwell Hall called ‘Through the Ages’. We were invited by a fellow Living History Group portraying the Army Service Corps. As usual, we did what we do best is show and tell. On display was a armoury where the rifles Read More

The Cater Museum in Billericay

Once again we were invited to the Cater Musuem in Billericay to come along and provide a display of WW1 equipment. It was held indoors and we were impressed with the scale model of the Menin Gate. Many thanks to our hosts and to the members of public who came in and asked some interesting Read More

The Royal Parks Guild Annual Awards Ceremony 2019

On the 11th July, we were invited to the Royal Parks Guild Annual Awards Ceremony. This is because since 2014, the group has been involved with the Guild and The Royal Parks in putting together events to remember the roles played by the parks during the Great War. One highlight was in 2016, when we Read More

Our Annual Trip to the Western Front 2019

July 1st. 2019 – On the Somme with the 10th Essex Living History Group. The 1st July started at 6am for the group members camping at La Boisselle.  We formed up at 0650am and marched the short distance to Lochnagar Crater,  for the service of rememberance,during which Sgt Gage escorted Claudie while she laid a Read More

Armed Forces Day – Colchester 2019

On Saturday 29th June 2019, the 10th Essex Living History Group attended the Armed Forces Day at Colchester by the 16 Air Assault Brigade and Colchester Garrison. The event opened to the public at 11am and from the word go we were busy. We had on display various items ranging from the development of the Read More

Cressing Temple 2019

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

On the 8th of June 1919, Whit Sunday, the last men serving with the 10th

On the 8th of June 1919, Whit Sunday, the last men serving with the 10th (Service) Battalion the Essex Regiment paraded for the last time. The final dismiss. This disbandment was held in FOVANT on Salisbury Plain Wiltshire. The last diary entry was April 30th at CLARY. It read; “all available personnel employed on fatigues.” Read More