The Group's Work
The Group has successfully completed a wide-ranging variety of projects, some of which involve desk based and archival research, while others are orientated towards fieldwork and the identification of historic sites. In addition to countless newsletter items and reports, substantial outcomes have included:
- information boards
- VCH Essex Explore items
- public events and lectures
- listings, documents and oral history materials added to local archives and heritage environment records.
In addition, the research materials assembled by the Group have been extensively quarried by VCH Essex staff in the preparation of VCH ‘Red Book’ accounts, for example most recently on the history of the Gunfleet estuary and Holland Haven (Tendring Hundred Levels) for VCH Essex Volume XII (part 1).
If you are interested in learning more about the Group and its current projects, please contact the VCH County Editor, Dr Chris Thornton by email or by post: VCH Essex, C/O Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT.