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Was This The Original Jarvis Hall?
‘Barn of c.1600 on supposed site of hunting lodge of King John.’ It used to be ...
Who built Solbys House?
William Solby built Solby’s, the beautiful house within the John Burrows Recreational Grounds.
Origins of the Solbys
The first article was mostly about William Solby, who built Solby House in the 18th ...
War Time Memories of Thundersley by Richard (Dick) Hills
Starting September of 1937.
St Barnabas Bomb
Second World War: 1944 V1 flying bomb damage in Church Road, 80 homeless.
HOFS Open Studios and Community Weekend
During the Open Studios weekend, on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August, the Archive will open ...
Dazzling Dahlias at HOFS
Originally cultivated by the Aztecs in Mexico, the Dahlia is a member of the Asteraceae family. ...
Thanks go to Denise Davies for giving me this postcard of Thundersley Common…
Hart Road and Swans Green..
Thanks go to Denise Davies for giving me this photo of Hart Road and Swans ...
The Romans In Hadleigh - a Heritage Lottery Project
In June 2017, AGES Archaeological & Historical Association received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing ...
Charles Tookey 1885-1940 and Thundersley workmates
Charles William Tookey 1885-1940, my grandfather, was one of 15 children
Third and final column of 1902 report on Thundersley
The two previous columns are transcribed here (column 1 ) and here ( column 2 )
Part 2 of 1902 report on Thundersley in the Southend Standard
The second column of a 1902 Southend Standard article
A report on Thundersley in the Southend Standard 1902
A Tale of Thundersley Life; first column of 1902 Southend Standard article
St James the Less Churchyard Appeal: April 2018
Many Hadleigh residents will be aware that the church has been working on a scheme ...
Updated Railway Booklet
The excellent article by H W Paar on the Salvation Army Railway has more than ...
Salvation Army Cottages: regenerated
Key stages in the project.
Shops in Rectory Road 1930s to Present Day
The continuing search for information and photos of 2-10 Rectory Road, Hadleigh
Refreshing the Community's memory of 1918
These snaps give an impression of the excellent display in Hadleigh Library. On 1st April ...
Endway CarPark Creation
Compulsory Purchases created Endway and Homestead Carparks.
Chapman & André Map of 1777 by Tim Fransen
Maybe not gold or silver, but pieces of local history
Maplin in Hadleigh
I see that Maplin has gone into administration today. They were founded in Rayleigh and ...
New mobile library routes to start in April 2018
ECC services provided through mobile libraries
The Kingsway Cinema
The Kingsway cinema opened in London Road on 27th April 1936, with 1,404 seats in ...
Mr Wanstall was an inspirational maths teacher and taught me in the 1970s at King John school. I remember his...
Growing up in Hadleigh in 1920s and 1930s
My name is Keith and I used to live in Castle Lane, in the flats. I remember the Esso garage...
Historic Policing in Thundersley and Hadleigh
Hello, Can anyone remember who was based in the Police station in Hadleigh in 1944? Was having a discussion with...
History of Hadleigh School
I started at Hadleigh Primary in 1957 with Miss Benewith and the sand pit!! I also remember Mrs Mathias. This...
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