This event celebrates the 120th anniversary of the publication of the VCH Essex Volume I (1903) by presenting a set of fascinating talks.
Event details: Exploring Essex History in the 11th Century and Beyond
Tickets £15 – pre-booking essential
1.00pm – Welcome
(1) Philip Morgan (translator and editor, Phillimore Domesday): ‘Essex in Domesday Book’
(2) Neil Wiffen (Essex Record Office): ‘Broomfield, Essex, and neighbourhood in 1086: A bluffer’s guide to using Domesday Book for your parish history’
3.30pm – Afternoon Tea and Cake
(3) Philip Wise (Colchester & Ipswich Museums): ‘”1066 and All That”: A hoard of 11th-century coins from Braintree, Essex’
(4) Chris Thornton (VCH Essex) and Clacton VCH Group : ‘Harwich’s overseas trade long before Brexit: Evidence from the Port Books in the reign of Elizabeth I’
5.00pm – Close
Book sale of good quality history and archaeology books and magazines to raise funds for the VCH.