A sad start to the year for us, as Janet Gilbert passed away in December last year after a long illness. You can read some of our advertisers and contributors touching tributes in the magazines, or click here.
We hope you enjoy our January/February magazines. There are competitions and recipes in each issue, loads of What’s On events and of course information on dozens of invaluable local businesses.
Please keep sending us your stories and photos from our region, whether it be a business, charity, community group or individual achievement.
Julie & Sarah
Essex society for family history, Chelmsford group meeting
All welcome, family history advice available. Free for members, a donation of £3 from non-members would be appreciated. Refreshments available from tea room.
10.30am Victoria County History, current research - overseas migrants in Harwich in the 15th & 16th Century. Talk by Christopher Thornton will examine the origins of the migrants, their status, how they supported themselves, the problems they faced and how well they integrated into the local community.