A Conversation for The h2g2 Essex Researchers Group

historical essex

Post 1

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

i did have two books on old essex but sadly i think i have lost them. i wonder if there is a place where i can buy these books. does anyone know of any stories of old essex i would be pleased to share ancedotes.smiley - smiley

kat


historical essex

Post 2

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

i have just found the book it's called a discovery of old essex by richard pusey.smiley - smiley

kat


historical essex

Post 3

Mina

You can buy books about Essex in most local bookshops. My dad has loads of the things. smiley - smiley


historical essex

Post 4

Mina

I've got one about outside loos in Essex. smiley - biggrin


historical essex

Post 5

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

smiley - cheerssmiley - okthanks for the information and help. there is a second hand shop in grays that i can go and ask.smiley - smiley

kat


historical essex

Post 6

Loup Dargent

hi Mina...

hi kat...smiley - smiley

the tourist offices might be able to help as well.. they tend to have books about the old essex... tho' of course if you can find some in a second shop or a charity shop you will get the same info for cheaper...smiley - disco libraries also sell some of their books sometimes.. worth having a look...smiley - biggrin

talk soon...smiley - surfer

loupsmiley - fullmoon


historical essex

Post 7

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

smiley - cheersthanks for the information loup. the book i have got is mainly about the very remote areas of essex and it gives meanings to names of essex towns and villages.smiley - smiley

kat


historical essex

Post 8

Loup Dargent

seems an interesting one, kat...smiley - cool a lot can be learned from the names given to old villages/towns...

talk soon..smiley - surfer

[i seem to have problems posting today...smiley - wah it also happened while i was on the PC earlier on... but i will see if i can post a BBC link on essex history tomorrow.. twas one of the links i wanted to eventually add to the page anyway...smiley - smiley]

smiley - surfer

loupsmiley - fullmoon

PS: a book on outside loos...smiley - cool i've could have done with one when i was new in the area [i do like walking a lot]..smiley - biggrin

smiley - fullmoon


historical essex

Post 9

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

smiley - cheersloup i am thinking of doing an entry on essex names.smiley - smiley


historical essex

Post 10

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

smiley - cheersloup i am thinking of doing an entry on essex names.smiley - smiley

perhaps it's the weekend and it makes the servers play up.

i smiley - love long country walks, i used to go on long walks when i was in barrhill in scotland.smiley - smiley

kat


historical essex

Post 11

Loup Dargent

kat... yep... an entry on essex names would be good...smiley - cool

i'm kinda keen myself on doing one on the celebs connected to essex [tho' that would be a collaborative one as anyone who gives some celebrities names will be credited... which is fair enough..smiley - cool]... it will be an ongoing one anyway as i'm sure even if we managed to get all of them, it's bound to be some new ones popping up on a regular basis...smiley - cool anyway it's an idea.. we will see how it goes...smiley - biggrin

but an entry on essex names, yep... definitely a good idea..smiley - disco

smiley - surfer

loupsmiley - fullmoon


historical essex

Post 12

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

smiley - cheerssmiley - okloup

kat


historical essex

Post 13

Emmily ~ Roses are red, Peas are green, My face is a laugh, But yours is a scream

About 10 yrs ago, Romford tried to use a very old law to close South Ockensdon's 2 day a week market. Romford a 'market town' had an old law which said, no market could be open within 6 walking days of a shepherd and xx amount of sheep smiley - erm I can't really remember much about it, just that it was a bit strange. smiley - smiley They didn't succeed anyway S/Ockendoon still has it's market. smiley - biggrin

Emmily
smiley - rose


historical essex

Post 14

Loup Dargent

>within six walking days of a shepherd...<

a bit smiley - weird...smiley - wow
would be interesting to find out more about these laws... not exactly the kind of info we find in the local papers that...smiley - bubbly

smiley - cheers emmily...smiley - ta

loupsmiley - fullmoon


historical essex

Post 15

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

hi emmily something similar happened about 10 years ago concerning ilford, havering borough council blocked their application for a market. ilford has been trying to have a market for many years but i never knew if they were finally succesful or not.smiley - smiley

kat


historical essex

Post 16

Emmily ~ Roses are red, Peas are green, My face is a laugh, But yours is a scream

I'll try to find out more Loup, it was in our local paper. Myself and my son both work on the S/Ock market. I'll ask around see if any of the stall-holders are still there from that long ago, maybe they'll know where I can find the 'written details' of that law. smiley - ok

Emmily
smiley - rose


historical essex

Post 17

Emmily ~ Roses are red, Peas are green, My face is a laugh, But yours is a scream

I wonder if that was Romford trying 'pull the same stunt' same there, Kat. I'll ask about Ilford too.

Emmily
smiley - rose


historical essex

Post 18

Loup Dargent

smiley - yikes oooops i meant to say "we don't see every day in the local papers"..smiley - whistle they do run stories about the not always known history of Essex at times [my apologies to the local papers smiley - grovel for insinuating that they never do]..smiley - biggrin

smiley - silly
smiley - ale

emmily.. yep.. that would be great...smiley - cheers especially if it explains how they worked out the time it takes to walk from/to a shepperd...smiley - wow

kat.. did they give some reasons for that?!... obviously the sillier the reasons the better... hehe...smiley - cool

smiley - surfer

loupsmiley - fullmoon


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Post 19

Loup Dargent

simulpost..smiley - disco


historical essex

Post 20

Loup Dargent

mmmmm.. smiley - ok twas a _delayed_ simulpost...smiley - whistle


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