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Article

Workhouses - Birch Centernary Chronicle 46
ID PBH_CTH_046
Title Workhouses - Birch Centernary Chronicle 46
Abstract Workhouses

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 46.
Published in Parish News - May 2007 The large grim looking building, on Lexden Road, known as St Albright's, was built in 1836 as the Lexden and ...
Published May 2007
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

52

Article

Layer Breton Luddites - 1816 - Centenary Chronicle 45.
ID PBH_CTH_045
Title Layer Breton Luddites - 1816 - Centenary Chronicle 45.
Abstract Layer Breton Luddites - 1816

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 45.
Published in Parish News - February 2007 As after any war the returning soldiers find it hard to fit into the community. This was ...
Published February 2007
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

53

Article

Ivy Moore (née Taylor) of Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicle 44
ID PBH_CTH_044
Title Ivy Moore (née Taylor) of Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicle 44
Abstract Ivy Moore (née Taylor) of Layer Breton

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 44.
Published in Parish News - November 2006 This issue of the Chronicles is, in part, by way of being a follow up to ...
Published November 2006
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

54

Article

Wilsmore Family of Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 43
ID PBH_CTH_043
Title Wilsmore Family of Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 43
Abstract The Wilsmore Family of Layer Breton

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 43.
Published in Parish News - August 2006 Back in 1910 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, David Lloyd George, introduced the ...
Published August 2006
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

55

Article

Doctor Poles - the Birch village doctor
ID PLF_002
Title Doctor Poles - the Birch village doctor
Abstract Doctor Poles was the Birch village Doctor for about 30 years. Gordon and Kathleen Poles were from the Medway area of Kent. They married in the 1920s. ...
Source Mersea Museum

56

Article

St Mary's Church, Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 42
ID PBH_CTH_042
Title St Mary's Church, Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 42
Abstract A Little History Concerning St Mary's Church, Layer Breton

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 42.
Published in Parish News - May 2006 Layer Breton is mentioned 920 years ago as a manor in the ...
Published May 2006
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

57

Article

Winter Weather - Centenary Chronicles 41
ID PBH_CTH_041
Title Winter Weather - Centenary Chronicles 41
Abstract Winter Weather

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 41.
Published in Parish News - February 2006 Just before Christmas there was a warning that this winter would be severe. So far so good and let us ...
Published February 2006
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

58

Article

Hobstevens, Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 40
ID PBH_CTH_040
Title Hobstevens, Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 40
Abstract Hobstevens, Layer Breton

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 40.
Published in Parish News - December 2005 There are many examples of what are sometimes called "English chocolate box" cottages in this ...
Published December 2005
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

59

Article

Hearth Taxes - Birch Centenary Chronicles 39
ID PBH_CTH_039
Title Hearth Taxes - Birch Centenary Chronicles 39
Abstract Hearth Taxes

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 39.
Published in Parish News - September 2005 Not so many years ago politicians, and others, made much of the need to reduce air pollution. This ...
Published September 2005
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

60

Article

Layer Breton's Quaker Meeting House and Burial Ground - Centenary Chronicle 38
ID PBH_CTH_038
Title Layer Breton's Quaker Meeting House and Burial Ground - Centenary Chronicle 38
Abstract Layer Breton's Quaker Meeting House and Burial Ground

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 38.
Published in Parish News - May 2005 We start with a "Trivial Pursuits" type question. Which Essex Parish ...
Published May 2005
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

61

Article

Local Census Returns 1841-1901 - Birch Centenary Chronicle 37
ID PBH_CTH_037
Title Local Census Returns 1841-1901 - Birch Centenary Chronicle 37
Abstract Local Census Returns 1841-1901

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 37.
Published in Parish News - February 2004 Any attempt to find out what an area was like years ago relies on the interpretation of ...
Published February 2005
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

62

Article

Researching Your Family History - Birch Centenary Chronicle 36
ID PBH_CTH_036
Title Researching Your Family History - Birch Centenary Chronicle 36
Abstract Researching Your Family History

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 36.
Published in Parish News - November 2004 Family history is a very popular pastime and a TV series is now showing where to ...
Author Eric Hall
Published November 2004
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

63

Article

Village People in World War II - Birch Centenary Chronicle 35
ID PBH_CTH_035
Title Village People in World War II - Birch Centenary Chronicle 35
Abstract Village People in World War II

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 35.
Published in Parish News - August 2004 Much TV and newspaper coverage has been given recently to the 60th anniversary of D Day. ...
Published August 2004
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

64

Article

Patrick Adkins - Birch Centenary Chronicle 34
ID PBH_CTH_034
Title Patrick Adkins - Birch Centenary Chronicle 34
Abstract Patrick Adins 1933-2003 Local Archeologist and Historian

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 34.
Published in Parish News - May 2004 Sadly, Patrick (Pat) Adkins passed away in hospital on Monday ...
Published May 2004
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

65

Article

Harvest Supper Speech - Layer Marney, 1965 - Centenary Chronicles 32
ID PBH_CTH_032
Title Harvest Supper Speech - Layer Marney, 1965 - Centenary Chronicles 32
Abstract Harvest Supper Speech - Layer Marney, 1965

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 32.
Published in Parish News - November 2003 ...
Published November 2003
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

66

Article

Village Celebrations - Birch Centenary Chronicles 31
ID PBH_CTH_031
Title Village Celebrations - Birch Centenary Chronicles 31
Abstract Village Celebrations

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 31.
Published in Parish News - August 2003 This article was prepared during the run up to the Birch Village Fun Day on 19th July. The leaflet ...
Author Eric Hall
Published August 2003
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

67

Article

Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 30
ID PBH_CTH_030
Title Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 30
Abstract Layer Breton

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 30.
Published in Parish News - May 2003 This issue is based on an undated article, by C R Jefferies, in the series "Your Essex" in the County ...
Published May 2003
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

68

Article

Of Local Records and Researches - Birch Centenary Chronicles 29
ID PBH_CTH_029
Title Of Local Records and Researches - Birch Centenary Chronicles 29
Abstract Of Local Records and Researches

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 29.
Published in Parish News - February 2003 From time to time we receive enquiries, and information, about people who may have ...
Author Eric Hall
Published February 2003
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

69

Article

Village People in World War I - Birch Centenary Chronicles 28
ID PBH_CTH_028
Title Village People in World War I - Birch Centenary Chronicles 28
Abstract Village People in World War I

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 28.
Published in Parish News - November 2002 Appropriately in this month of Remembrance the War Memorial on Church Green, Birch, has ...
Author Eric Hall
Published November 2002
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

70

Article

The 1901 Census - Birch Centenary Chronicles 27
ID PBH_CTH_027
Title The 1901 Census - Birch Centenary Chronicles 27
Abstract The 1901 Census

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 27.
Published in Parish News - August 2002 This article really is concerned with a centenary as it is just over a hundred years since the Census was ...
Published August 2002
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

71

Article

Layer Marney Tower - Centenary Chronicles 26
ID PBH_CTH_026
Title Layer Marney Tower - Centenary Chronicles 26
Abstract Layer Marney Tower

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 26.
Published in Parish News - May 2002 There are a number of scheduled buildings in our locality but few attract visitors from far and wide. ...
Published May 2002
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

72

Article

Pat Adkins Recollects - Birch Centenary Chronicle 25
ID PBH_CTH_025
Title Pat Adkins Recollects - Birch Centenary Chronicle 25
Abstract Pat Adkins Recollects

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 25.
Published in Parish News - February 2002 We are extremely grateful to Mr Pat Adkins, a local resident, who has provided us with his views ...
Author Pat Adkins
Published February 2002
Source Mersea Museum

73

Article

War Memorials and The Men They Commemorate - Birch Centenary Chronicles 24
ID PBH_CTH_024
Title War Memorials and The Men They Commemorate - Birch Centenary Chronicles 24
Abstract War Memorials and The Men They Commemorate

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 24.
Published in Parish News - November 2001 Birch Parish Council are striving to repair, or replace, the War Memorial ...
Author Eric Hall
Published November 2001
Source Mersea Museum

74

Article

Charles G Round 1797 - 1867 - Birch Centenary Chronicles 23
ID PBH_CTH_023
Title Charles G Round 1797 - 1867 - Birch Centenary Chronicles 23
Abstract Charles G Round 1797 - 1867

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 23.
Published in Parish News - August 2001 Among the mass of papers in the Essex County Record Office which form the Round family ...
Published August 2001
Source Mersea Museum

75

Article

Cheers ! - Birch Centenary Chronicles 22
ID PBH_CTH_022
Title Cheers ! - Birch Centenary Chronicles 22
Abstract Cheers !

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 22.
Published in Parish News - May 2001 Ask many people for directions as to how to reach your destination and the answer is likely to include reference ...
Published May 2001
Source Mersea Museum

76

Article

One Hundred Years Ago - Birch Centenary Chronicles 21
ID PBH_CTH_021
Title One Hundred Years Ago - Birch Centenary Chronicles 21
Abstract Tit

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 21.
Published in Parish News - February 2001 One hundred years ago life was very different and things happened at a much slower pace than today. Reading ...
Published February 2001
Source Mersea Museum

77

Article

Remembering the Fallen - Centenary Chronicles 20
ID PBH_CTH_020
Title Remembering the Fallen - Centenary Chronicles 20
Abstract Remembering the Fallen

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 20.
Published in Parish News - November 2000 November is the month of Remembrance for communities collectively and this shows little sign of ...
Published November 2000
Source Mersea Museum

78

Article

Village Signs - Birch Centenary Chronicles 19
ID PBH_CTH_019
Title Village Signs - Birch Centenary Chronicles 19
Abstract Village Signs

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 19.
Published in Parish News - May 2000

Published in Parish News - May 2000 Village Signs are found in many parts of the country and ...

Published May 2000
Source Mersea Museum

79

Article

Emily and Walter Bond - Birch Centenary Chronicles 18
ID PBH_CTH_018
Title Emily and Walter Bond - Birch Centenary Chronicles 18
Abstract Emily and Walter Bond

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 18.
Published in Parish News - February 2000 For our first issue of the new century we look back on the experiences of a young couple, both ...
Published February 2000
Source Mersea Museum

80

Article

Martin Knowles Recollects - Birch Centenary Chronicles 17
ID PBH_CTH_017
Title Martin Knowles Recollects - Birch Centenary Chronicles 17
Abstract Martin Knowles Recollects

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 17.
Published in Parish News - November 1999 For the last issue of the Chronicles in this Millennium we take a look back to the years ...
Published November 1999
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Little Birch Church - Centenary Chronicles 16
ID PBH_CTH_016
Title Little Birch Church - Centenary Chronicles 16
Abstract Little Birch Church

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 16.
Published in Parish News - August 1999 In previous issues of this Newsletter the Editor has made mention of the number of places of worship ...
Published August 1999
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

The Miller - Birch Centenary Chronicles 15
ID PBH_CTH_015
Title The Miller - Birch Centenary Chronicles 15
Abstract The Miller

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 15.
Published in Parish News - May 1999 In this issue we outline what is known about another important trade to those who lived in many villages in ...
Published May 1999
Source Mersea Museum

83

Article

The Blacksmith - Birch Centenary Chronicles 14
ID PBH_CTH_014
Title The Blacksmith - Birch Centenary Chronicles 14
Abstract The Blacksmith

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 14.
Published in Parish News - February 1999 The blacksmith was a very important figure in both town and country until the motor car and tractor ...
Published February 1999
Source Mersea Museum

84

Article

Murder at Birch - Centenary Chronicles 13
ID PBH_CTH_013
Title Murder at Birch - Centenary Chronicles 13
Abstract Murder at Birch

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 13.
Published in Parish News - November 1998 Apart from the crash of the German aircraft in Layer Breton, which we mentioned in May, another event ...
Published November 1998
Source Mersea Museum

85

Article

The Women's Institute - Birch Centenary Chronicles 12
ID PBH_CTH_012
Title The Women's Institute - Birch Centenary Chronicles 12
Abstract The Women's Institute

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 12.
Published in Parish News - August 1998 Birch and Layer Breton Women's Institute celebrated its eightieth birthday on 11th June 1998. ...
Published August 1998
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

The 1884 Earthquake and 1943 Bomber Crash - Centenary Chronicles 11
ID PBH_CTH_011
Title The 1884 Earthquake and 1943 Bomber Crash - Centenary Chronicles 11
Abstract The 1884 Earthquake, and 1943 Bomber Crash

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 11.
Published in Parish News - May 1998 For this month's Chronicle we thank Mr and Mrs Billington, Stamp's and Crow's, ...
Published May 1998
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

The Village Postman's Life Off-Duty - Birch Centenary Chronicles 10
ID PBH_CTH_010
Title The Village Postman's Life Off-Duty - Birch Centenary Chronicles 10
Abstract The Village Postman's Life Off-Duty

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 10.
Published in Parish News - February 1998 Thanks to the kindness of Mr and Mrs Reeves, Mill Lane, Birch, we have acquired a ...
Published February 1998
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

88

Article

Of Our Villages and Villagers in The Great War - Birch Centenary Chronicles 9
ID PBH_CTH_009
Title Of Our Villages and Villagers in The Great War - Birch Centenary Chronicles 9
Abstract Of Our Villages and Villagers in The Great War

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 9.
Published in Parish News - November 1997 November again and another year almost over! Of all the months of the ...
Published November 1997
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Birch Village School 150th Anniversary - Centenary Chronicles 8
ID PBH_CTH_008
Title Birch Village School 150th Anniversary - Centenary Chronicles 8
Abstract Birch Village School 150th Anniversary

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 8.
Published in Parish News - August 1997 In this very special issue we look at our village school as it celebrates 150 years ...
Published August 1997
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Our Village Schools - Birch Centenary Chronicles 7.
ID PBH_CTH_007
Title Our Village Schools - Birch Centenary Chronicles 7.
Abstract Our Village Schools

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 7.
Published in Parish News - May 1997 During 1997 Birch School will be celebrating 150 years on the present site. This is slightly different to ...
Published May 1997
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Of Highways and Travellers - Centenary Chronicles 6
ID PBH_CTH_006
Title Of Highways and Travellers - Centenary Chronicles 6
Abstract Of Highways and Travellers

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 6.
Published in Parish News - February 1997 These "Chronicles" started as result of the interest shown in the exhibition held to ...
Published February 1997
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Shopping Down the Years - Centenary Chronicles 3
ID PBH_CTH_003
Title Shopping Down the Years - Centenary Chronicles 3
Abstract Shopping Down the years

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 3.
Published in Parish News - May 1996 In this issue we look at shops. We might have had Harrod's in Birch Street, if we'd spent a bit more ...
Published May 1996
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

The Village Postman's Tale
ID PBH_CTH_005
Title The Village Postman's Tale
Abstract The Village Postman's Tale

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 5
Published in Parish News - November 1996 The postman has been a familiar figure around the area for many years nowadays travelling in his ...
Published November 1996
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Who Used to Live Here? - Centenary Chronicles 2
ID PBH_CTH_002
Title Who Used to Live Here? - Centenary Chronicles 2
Abstract Who used to Live Here?

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 2
Published in Parish News - February 1996 In the introduction to the last issue we asked "Do you remember the aircraft crash at Stamp's ...
Published February 1996
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

The Villages in The Great War - Centenary Chronicles 1
ID PBH_CTH_001
Title The Villages in The Great War - Centenary Chronicles 1
Abstract The Villages in The Great War The Building of the Memorial Hall and the Start of Many Social Gatherings Thereafter

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 1.
Published in Parish News - November 1995 ...
Published November 1995
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Basil Bowyer's Reflections - Centenary Chronicles 48
ID PBH_CTH_048
Title Basil Bowyer's Reflections - Centenary Chronicles 48
Abstract

Basil Bowyer's Reflections on his service in the Bucks Hussars in the Great War

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 48.
Published in Birch Parish News - November 2007 This ...
Published November 2007
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Layer Breton Chapel - Centenary Chronicle 50
ID PBH_CTH_050
Title Layer Breton Chapel - Centenary Chronicle 50
Abstract Layer Breton Chapel

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 50.
Published in Parish News - May 2008 For centuries the Hare and Hounds has stood as it does today and attracted business but almost alongside ...
Published May 2008
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Centenary Chronicles Birch Layer Breton and Layer Marney - Index
ID PBH_CTH
Title Centenary Chronicles Birch Layer Breton and Layer Marney - Index
Abstract Birch - Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History
The Centenary Chronicles
Origins of the 'Centenary Chronicles' Rarely, something happens that fires people's imagination. Many visited the Parish Council Centenary Exhibition. They wanted more time to study ...
Published 1995
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

From Little Acorns Great Oaks Grow - Centenary Chronicles 4
ID PBH_CTH_004
Title From Little Acorns Great Oaks Grow - Centenary Chronicles 4
Abstract From Little Acorns Great Oaks Grow

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 4.
Published in Parish News - August 1996 Most people in recalling their early years will talk about schooldays and what they ...
Published August 1996
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

1950s Birch
ID AJM_1950
Title 1950s Birch
Abstract Birch is a small village in Essex, about 5 miles southwest of Colchester on the road to Maldon, with a population of about 700 in the 1950s. It was rural and agricultural, and the land was mostly owned by the Round family. In 2022 it seemed time to write down some memories of the village where I ...
Published 2 April 2022
Source Mersea Museum
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