Sunday, 26 May 2019

Essex Society for Archaeology and History. Annual General Meeting. Saturday 8 June 2019

Papers in readiness for the Essex Society for Archaeology and History Annual General Meeting have been sent to members.

The meeting will be held at Little Maplestead Church, Church Street, Little Maplestead on Saturday 8 June 2019 at 2.00pm.

Chelmsford Industrial Trail. Originally devised and written by Stanley Wood in 1987. Revised and up-dated by Tony Crosby and Dave Buckley in 2018

Members of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History will have receive a 54-page book, in colour, produced by Messrs Crosby and Buckley to mark 30 years since the production of the original work 'Chelmsford Industrial Trail'.  It has been produced on behalf of the Essex Industrial Heritage Group.

Much has changed since 1987.  Many Chelmsford residents once worked in important local industries such as Christy, Crompton, Hoffmann and Marconi.  Chelmsford City hails itself as the 'Birthplace of Radio': 2020 sees the centenary of experimental broadcasts from the Marconi site.

"This new edition includes the industrial sites from Stanley Wood's original guide which survive, albeit in altered state, and describes what changes have taken place. It also highlights those sites which have been totally lost and redeveloped"

Newsletter (Spring 2019)

Newsletter No. 188, Spring 2019, has been sent to members of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History. Contents in this edition include:
- From The President
- Morant Lecture 2019
- EIAG Delivers an Updated Chelmsford Industrial Trail
- Princely Tomb Artifacts Return to Southend
- Turkish Pirate Ship off Leigh-on-Sea
- All in a Days Duty
- Setting Up Libraries in the Seventeenth Century
- SPAB, the National Trust and Eastbury Manor, Barking
- Another Troublesome Essex Rector
- Evangelical Religion in Chelmsford in 1538
- Latitude and Longitude Coordinates versus Ordnance Survey Grid References
- A Late Erroneous Inscription
- An Antiquarian's Nightmare
- William Ayloff of Hornchurch and Iron Firebacks made in Kent
- Goshams Farm, East Tilbury
- V2 Rocket Archaeology
- Ig Nobel Awards for 2018
- Wallasea Island Update
- News about the Victoria County History of Essex
- Essex Seen From Elsewhere
- Book Reviews
- Readers Letters
- Events in Essex
- We Welcome New Members  

Transactions. Fourth Series. Vol. 8 (2017)

Members of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History will have received the latest volume of Transactions - published May 2019.  It will be available for sale through our online Bookshop soon.

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Transactions. Fourth Series. Volume 8 (2017)
(167 pages)

Further investigation of the prehistoric settlement and Early Saxon cemetery at Springfield Lyons, Chelmsford: Trevor Ennis … 1
Archaeological Fieldwork at Site R, Bradwell Quarry, near Braintree, 2001-2011: Mark Germany … 43
Medieval occupation at Robinson Road, Brightlingsea: Kieron Heard … 64
A tale of two head-stops: the military and marital careers of Sir Edmund de Duresme of Ashdon: Nigel Saul … 85
Crisis and change in Thaxted Manor, 1350-1500: Richard Till … 96
Maldon’s Old Moot Hall and Market Place: a reinterpretation:  J R Smith … 104
A history of the oil, gas and petrochemical industries on Canvey Island: Stephen Murray … 114
Fieldwork Summaries: Paul Gilman (ed) … 128
Shorter Notes
Late Upper Palaeolithic material from two Essex sites: Hazel Martingell & David R Bain … 147
Time Team’s evaluation of Colne Priory, Earls Colne, near Colchester, Essex: Steve Thompson … 150
Local Heritage Lists and Industrial Heritage in Essex: Adrian Corder-Birch & Tony Crosby … 155
Book Reviews
Archaeological landscapes of East London: six multi-period sites excavated in advance of gravel quarrying in the London Borough of Havering: I Howell, D Swift, B Watson, J F Cotton & P A Greenwood (Paul R Sealey) … 160
Fields of Britannia: Stephen Rippon, Chris Smart & Ben Pears (Maria Medlycott & Richard Havis) … 161
Archaeology in Hertfordshire: recent research, a Festschrift for Tony Rook: K Lockyer (Paul R Sealey) … 162
Colchester in the Great War: Andrew Phillips (Jane Pearson) … 162
Essex Bibliography: Andrew Phillips & Paul Sealey … 165
Revised Notes for Contributors … 165

Thursday, 9 May 2019