NEWS - 3rd Nov 2018

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Peter Cottis has asked us to add an interesting audio recording of Raymond Wright which is on our YouTube channel here. Raymond worked for Rankins for many years. The audio also now has an explanatory page on the site here with links to YouTube. Peter has also added several new articles - including a fascinating one about his aunt "Mart" who lived at Canewdon (click on the "NewPages" link in the top bar or the "Raypits" link down below).

There is now a new 12 part article from Martin Edgar detailing his life at Butlers in Shopland. Part 1 is here (and in the new article list) and there is an index at the bottom of its page that takes you to other pages. For completeness one of the links is to the entire article put on a single page. The index is partly truncated on iPads and, possibly, on other similar devices - just use one finger to scroll up and down and two to magnify so you can click on the right link.

Just back from France and have just published a flurry of interesting comments (click this link to see all 5 of them). I also have a couple of articles in the pipeline from contributors which I'll be publishing in the next day or so ... regards Bob Stephen.

Peter Cottis has sent interesting material about his grandfathers Bridge and Brian Pettitt has unearthed some photos on Rochford and Wallasea.

Keith Evans is seeking information about the 1966 death of one of his relatives in Rochford Hospital. Please have a look at the latest new page if you think you can might be able to help and drop a comment there if you can.

Tim Fransen has drawn our attention to his reworking of the Chapman and André map of 1777. Click on the link in the article and then use the + sign and a bit of dragging to home in to an area of interest. The detail is remarkable.

Brian Pettitt has reflected on nicknames, starting with a short paragraph on cricket and then listing those he has come across in the area.

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