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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…

Monumental brass with a deathly story to tell

St Dunstan church, near Hunsdon, has lots to catch a visitor’s attention. I want to show off their monumental brass with a deathly story to…

SPAB Working Party 2019

Conservation in action at Boxley Abbey, Kent The best way of learning practical methods and the theory of built heritage conservation is through hands-on immersive…

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…

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