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Image for Time Was: Childhood Memories of the Maplesteads.

Time Was: Childhood Memories of the Maplesteads.

By: ALDOUS, Mary.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Little Yeldham: The Halstead and District Local History Society, 1992. 0951310658:

Seller ID: 38381


"Families, then, lived simple lives as their family incomes were relatively small compared with those of today, but they were happy, and so different from what we read about today..."(Foreword). Pp.64, occasional black & white photos throughout. Bright green card covers. VG. View more info

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Little Totham: The Story of a Small Village.

By: ANON.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Chelmsford: Graphic Impressions, 2005.:

Seller ID: 37574


Story of the history, life and geography of a small Essex village supported by the wealth of information supplied through the memories of old villagers. Pp127, black and white photos, illustrations(by Lesley Short) and maps throughout. Paperback. VG. View more info

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Mediaeval Colchester's Lost Landmarks.

By: ASHDOWN-HILL, John.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Derby: Breedon Books, 2009. 9781859836866:

Seller ID: 37580


1st edition. "Includes detailed descriptions of the great lost religious landmarks of mediaeval Colchester, including St John's Abbey, the Greyfrars and St Botolph's Priory...Colchester's mills and market, its port and its inns, its private houses and its sanitation are also explored." Pp.191, occasional black & white photos and illustrations throughout. Green cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. View more info

The Dedham Lectureship.(Established 1577).

By: ATTFIELD BROOKS, C.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Colchester: C.A. Brooks, 1983. 090743262X:

Seller ID: 37502


1st edition. A history of the Lecture House in Dedham, Essex. The term lecturer has come to have just a single meaning -'a person, usually connected with an academic institution of some kind, who delivers instructional discourses to students'. "Samuel Johnson...found it necessary to include a second definition:'Lecturer - a preacher in a church hired by the parish to assist the rector or vicar'." Pp.x/26, black & white frontispiece 'The Old Lecture House, Dedha... View more info

Discover Halstead. Three Walks in the Town. (maps by Eric Axten).

By: BAMBERGER, Percy A.L.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Halstead: Halstead and District Council. 1982.:

Seller ID: 18735


1st ed. "The readers attention is directed not only to the more outstanding buildings and features in the town but also the less prominent and often unregarded corners that have often played a part in the development of Halstead". Pp 43. 10 b/w illustrations. Pbk. G+. View more info

Country Doctor. (The Essex Library series).

By: BARBER, Geoffrey.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Ipswich: The Boydell Press, 1974. 0851150438:

Seller ID: 40602


"This picture of a small country town from the point of view of its doctor over the past forty years brings back vividly the ways and characters of an almost vanished world, which had hardly changed for the previous two hundred years...Dr Barber recalls his early years in practice with affection and many amusing anecdotes, as well as offering a fascinating survey of the changes in medicine and even in diseases during his career." Pp.x/97, two page outline map + ... View more info

Pebmarsh Church, Essex.

By: BAYLEY, T.D.S.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oxford: University Press, 1946.:

Seller ID: 42768


1st edition. Pp.viii/90, black & white photo frontispiece + one colour plate illustrating the Shields of Boxted and Fitz Ralph18 further black & white plates + 3 illustrations in the text. Red cloth, armorial shield to front board, gilt title to spine, minor edge wear. VG. View more info

The Silver Jubilee of the Diocese of Chelmsford 1914-1939. Some Thoughts and Memories.

By: BAYNE, Ven. Archdeacon P.M.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Chelmsford: The Essex Weekly News Series Ltd, nd. (c.1939).:

Seller ID: 43629


Contents: 1. Early Christianity in Essex. 'The Power of Christian Unity'; 2.Essex in the Diocese of London:675-1846; 3.A Diocese in Transition. a) Essex in the Diocese of Rochester 1846-1877. b)Essex in the Diocese of St Albans 1877-1914. c)Essex Passes into the Diocese of Chelmsford 1914; 4.Some Facts and Figures 1914-1939; 5.Some Worthies of the Church in Essex; 6.Some Jubilee Reflections. Pp.20, dates and events to inside front cover. Blue card wraps. VG. View more info

Image for A History of Coggeshall, in Essex. With An Account Church, Abbey, Manors, Ancient Houses and Biographical Sketches... including The Family of Coggeshall from 1149, to the re-union at Rhode Island, U.S.A ., in 1884 By Geo. Fred Beaumont

A History of Coggeshall, in Essex. With An Account Church, Abbey, Manors, Ancient Houses and Biographical Sketches... including The Family of Coggeshall from 1149, to the re-union at Rhode Island, U.S.A ., in 1884 By Geo. Fred Beaumont

By: BEAUMONT, Geo. Fred. [George Frederick Beaumont 1856-1928] .

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Coggeshall: Edwin Potter, Market End / London: Marshall Brothers, Paternoster Row, MDCCCXC [ 1890 ] .:

Seller ID: 43282


First Edition with a link to the first American settlers. A very good original illustrated binding. 8vo. 8.75" x 5.75". pp.14/[2pp.]/pp.272 . Red cloth covered boards, corners rubbed and bumped. Gilt title to spine. Black illustration of church to front board. Neat dedication to front endpaper: "Mary Louisa Trumbell Cogswell from her cousin Kittie Badger Cogswell Welch, Chrustmas, 1906". Photomezzotype frontis: "Coggeshall Church, Interior." Well illustrated with numerou... View more info

Romantic Essex. Pedestrian Impressions.

By: BECKETT, A. Reginald.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London: J.M.Dent & Co,1901.:

Seller ID: 39192


1st edition. "The general ignorance of Essex is still astonishing. Here is a beautiful district lying at our very doors, which to the great majority of travellers from the metropolis is a veritable unknown land....Nine people out of ten are struck with amazement when you speak of Essex as a holiday field. They imagine it as an utter abomination of desolation."[1901]. Pp.viii/270, frontispiece + 2 further 'Painter-Etchings' by F.C.Tilney, (reproduced by the Art P... View more info

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Some Essex Water Mills.

By: BENHAM, Hervey.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Colchester: Essex County Newspapers Limited, 1976.:

Seller ID: 42960


1st edition. "The author's account of how our daily bread was produced down the centuries is enthralling, whether he is considering economic, social and technical evolution, describing the ingenious home-made labour-saving inventions of bygone millers, dealing with the auxiliary steam engines of the 19th centurym putiing forward some challenging views on future preservation, or taking industrial archaeology back to the 16th century with details of a Wakering tidemill in ... View more info

The Story of Tiptree Jam. The First Hundred Years 1885-1985.

By: BENHAM, Maura.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Tiptree: Wilkin & Sons, 1985. 0:

Seller ID: 28465


1st ed. "From the beginning in 1885 when the founder, Mr. A.C. Wilkin, decided to make jam, he set himself the very highest standards. His recipes used 'good fruit and the purest sugar obtainable' artificial flavourings and preservatives were not to be used under any circumstances". 29.5cms x 21cms. Pp 56, many b/w illustrations. Pbk, slight scuffing and sunning to spine. G+. View more info

The House That Boggis Built. A Social History of the Minories, Colchester.

By: BENSUSAN-BUTT, John.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Colchester: Victor Butte-Lay Trust, nd.(c.1972).:

Seller ID: 43626


Tells the history of Alderman Thomas Boggis - a baymaker or 'baize-manufacturer - and why his elegant mansion has survived so complete. Pp.44, black & white photos and flor plan illustrations. Paperback, edges rubbed. G+. View more info

Pictures from the Past. Castle Hedingham in Old Photographs.

By: BIRD, Charles James.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Halsead: Halstead & District Local History Society, 1990. 0951310631:

Seller ID: 40329


A collection of old photographs showing village views and people from byegone days, covering the period from about 1880-1955. Pp.100, black & white photos throughout + facsimile of Mudge's village plan of 1801. Yellow card covers have creasing to front. Good.. View more info

The Creation of a Village. The Story of Tiptree.

By: BOOT, Freddie & DAVONPORT, Aubrey.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Marks Tey: C.W.Poole & Sons Ltd, 1977.:

Seller ID: 43710


23.5cms x 18cms. Pp.80, occasional maps, photographs and figure illustrations. Paperback, edges slightly toned. VG. View more info

Colchester in the 18th Century.

By: BROWN, A.F.J.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: By author. 1969.:

Seller ID: 27841


Pp 30, signed by author to title page. P/b, illustrated cover. G+. View more info

Essex at Work 1700-1815.

By: BROWN, A.F.J.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Chelmsford: Essex County Council, 1969.:

Seller ID: 28018


1st ed. Cloth trade, Agriculture, Handicrafts, Transport and Towns. 25.2cms. x 16cms. Pp. 183 + map to rear endpapers, owners name to fep. Illustrated laminated boards. G+. View more info

Education in Essex. 1964-1973.

By: BUNGEY, David.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Chelmsford: Threadneedle House, 1974.:

Seller ID: 39508


The Report of the Essex Education Committee for the years 1964-1973. Pp.177, occasional black & white photographs throughout. Stiff blue card covers with old tape mark to front cover. G+. View more info

Essex in Parliament.

By: CAUNT, George.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Chelmsford: Essex Archaeological and Historical Congress/Essex Record Office, 1969. 0:

Seller ID: 37899


""Essex in Parliament" originally appeared in the Essex Journal 1966-1969. The general source is "Sessional Papers of the House of Lords" Vol.10 1878-9, and also "Essex Members of Parliament to 1874"." Pp.ii/147. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

The Bulmer Brick & Tile Co. Ltd.

By: CHRISTMAS, Tony.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Colchester: Colchester and Essex Museum, 1973. 0:

Seller ID: 37830


Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies. "This yard, taken over in 1936 by Mr Minter, is known to have been in existence as early as 1890, but the working of clay on this site may be traced back as far as Anglo-Saxon times." Pp.7, small wood engravings by the author throughout. Orange stiff card covers with wood engraving to front, slight sunning to front near spine. VG. View more info