Essex News and events

On Friday 22nd May I was delighted to attend the launch of our most recent VCH Short in Essex. The focus of this latest publication is Newport, an attractive large village on the outskirts of Saffron Walden. It was very satisfying to meet so many local residents enthused by the aims of the VCH...
Norden's map showing estuary in 1594
  * Exhibitions and displays * * Project completion talks & celebration * * Free research information booklet * * Refreshments *   For more details click on the link below
VCH Essex Clacton group at Essex Record Office
The Clacton VCH group have been working industriously on their project entitled ‘Exploring a Lost Coastal Landscape in Essex: the Gunfleet estuary and Holland Haven’. Click on the link below to read the latest news. This project, which has attracted over 20 volunteer researchers, has...
For the newsletter of the VCH Essex Trust, Essex Past No. 19 (March 2015) please click on the attachment below.  Hard copies of No. 19 and of many previous Essex Past newsletters are available from the VCH Essex Editor, please contact: Christopher.Thornton@sas.ac.uk
Clacton VCH Group wins Heritage Lottery Fund support to explore the lost medieval port and estuary at Holland Haven The Clacton VCH Group has received a grant of £16,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for their exciting new project, Exploring a Lost Coastal Landscape in Essex: the Gunfleet...
For the newsletter of the VCH Essex Trust, Essex Past No. 17 (March 2013) please click on the attachment below.  Hard copies of No. 17 and of many previous Essex Past newsletters are available from the VCH Essex Editor, please contact: Christopher.Thornton@sas.ac.uk
Professor Miles Taylor presents VCH Red Book to Princess Anne
As a fitting end to the VCH's celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee, a copy of Essex XI was presented to HRH Princess Anne. As Chancellor of the University of London, Her Royal Highness attended the University's Foundation Day on 28th November. We felt it would be a good opportunity to...
Today is the Foundation Day of the University of London. This evening, to commemorate the rededication of the Victoria County History to HM Queen Elizabeth II, a volume of VCH Essex XI: Clacton, Walton and Frinton: North-East Essex Seaside Resorts will be presented by Professor Miles Taylor,...
The Woolmarket, Horndon-on-the-Hill, venue for 2012's AGM
  For the newsletter of the VCH Essex Trust, Essex Past No. 16 (February 2012) please click on the attachment below.  Hard copies of No. 16 and of many previous Essex Past newsletters are available from the VCH Essex Editor, please contact: Christopher.Thornton@sas.ac.uk    
Lady Cyclists on the greensward at Frinton-on-Sea, 1897 or 1898
VCH Essex has been successfully producing first-class research on the history of the county of Essex for over 60 years. Now that local government core funding for staff is no longer available the future of the project relies entirely upon fundraising by the VCH Essex Trust. In October 2011 the...
The Palace, an entertainment centre built in 1906 on the seafront in West Clacto
We are pleased to report that the most recent volume in the Essex series - volume 11: Clacton, Frinton and Walton: North-East Essex Seaside Resorts - is available now. The volume is an authoritative account of the growth and development of these three towns on the 'Sunshine Coast'....
The volunteer researchers of the Clacton VCH group celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2012. To celebrate the achievements of the Group they are organising an event for Saturday 6th October at St James's Church hall, Clacton-on-Sea. There will be exhibitions of the Group's work, displays by...
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