Welcome to the meteorological start of autumn and the September/October issue of The Village Emporium.
Our series of pub reviews continues with The Green Man, Little Braxted, and The Old Windmill, South Hanningfield - a tough part of our job as you might imagine!
We hope you enjoy the mix of articles, competions and events featured. If not, as they say, tell us, but if you do, please tell others! Your news and feeback are always welcome, so please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!
Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favour with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy.