NEWS - 28th March 2015

 Message Boards: Anyone know anything about a hymn called "Rochford"? Otis Read whose ancestor wrote the hymn would like to hear from you. Please click here and then post a reply if you wish.

Message Boards: Anyone know anything about "Frinton" on the Canewdon Road? If you do then please have a look here and post a reply.

Library visits: We were at Rayleigh Library recently with a WW1 display which generated a fair amount of interest. We have also been to Hockley Library which was well publicised in advance: there were some interesting items displayed about Hockley with old photographs as well as the WW1 material. At both events we were able to speak with several interesting people. We are hoping to arrange a visit to Hullbridge Library before too long.

Contributions simplified: We welcome material from anyone, especially articles and comments on articles. However, the publication process on the site may be a bit daunting for newcomers and even for those who don't publish often. Click here for information on how we can give you more help.

Old-Maps website: We are now sorting out the outstanding problem on the site with broken links to the old-maps website - about half are done so far. If you come across any still unconverted links that take you nowhere then please accept our apologies.

NLS website: While investigating the old-maps problem we stumbled on this resource. Its highly recommended even though it doesn't offer the widest range of old maps. Click here for a demonstration of a satellite image overlay of an old Rochford map. When the map image appears move the slider Change transparency of overlay (at bottom left of screen) and see what happened to the Rochford Hospital site. Then do the same for where you are!

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