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Henry Winstanley and The Eddystone Lighthouse

An Essex Born Legend who Perished with his Greatest Construction When Henry Winstanley’s merchant ship was wrecked on the Eddystone Reef in 1695, he vowed…

Abandoned Railways: Ashdon Halt Station

I find there is something intensely romantic about an abandoned railways and Ashdon Halt Station is no different. Once built to service a thriving community…

Hester Salisbury: a woman killed by a stag

This stunning seventeenth-century memorial is to Hester Salisbury who died too young, while out hunting in Stansted Park, Essex I am in love with this…

Postboxes, letter-writing and the Mail Rail

What I loved about my visit to the Postal Museum The Postal Museum celebrates the history of the Royal Mail with a large collection of…

The Best Bits of Salle Church

From roof-bosses to stained-glass, these are the best bits of Salle church. Packed full of medieval treasures, this giant of a church can be seen…

Enamel Glass Paintings

Enamel glass paintings were at the height of their popularity in the eighteenth-century. After the Reformation tastes had changed and the production of stained-glass windows…

Five Fantastic History Blogs

…you should already be following! Love history? Then check out these five fantastic history blogs that you should already be following! As a history fanatic,…

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