NEWS - 13th Sept 2017

  New Stuff: A couple of new articles and several comments have been submitted in the last few days - click the links in the top bar or scroll down this page.

One of the latest comments deal with the future of the Foulness Heritage Centre now that its 15 year lease is nearing its end - anyone know anything?.

One of the new articles deals with cricket - a first for us. We have therefore opened up a new sports category (see under the Topics view at the left). Come on all you historic local sports collectors - open up your attics and get posting!

  Rochford Hospital query: Have a look here. Can anyone help? Please post your comment at the bottom of the hospital page or drop us an email.

We are always interested in new volunteers to help us with our activities: currently we particularly need one or more people who have an interest in computing and/or audiovisuals to help with the running of the site and possibly ultimately take over the webmaster duties from Bob Stephen (ie me!). Drop me an email or give me a ring (via Contact Us link on left).

  Audio and Photo archives: Our archive of 18 audio recordings is available here: it includes the well known "Rochford Past and Present" audio of Peter Whittingham). We also have photo archives available holding 258 photos from the Hewson Osborne collection and 46 from the Saxby-Hill glass plate collection. In future we will be adding some hundred or so photos from the recently acquired Echo archive.

  Nurseries in Hawkwell: Have a look here at the latest post on the Message Boards (on our General Board). Can anyone help?

  Hall at end of South Street: Have a look here at the latest post on the Message Boards (on our General Board). Can anyone help?

  Rochford Town Trail: An attempt is being made to get a town trail set-up. There will be a meeting this Thursday (13/02/17), other are likely. Have a look at the latest post in Message Boards (on our General Board). UPDATE - Brian Pettitt attended the meeting: apparently Rochford Council have obtained a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to setup a Rochford Town Trail as a smartphone application. Other meetings will be taking place to refine the content of the application. More general information here.

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