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Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office tells the story of an exciting project that is taking memories on tour around the county

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Who’s the top 50 richest in Essex?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

With the help of finance expert and writer Philip Beresford, Essex Life reveals the 2018 Essex Life Richest 50

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Epping is so much more than the last stop on the Central Line. Petra Hornsby meets the volunteers helping to preserve one of Epping’s most treasured and enduring treasures – its forest

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The agricultural heritage of the county cannot be underestimated. Here Stephanie Mackentyre visits three farms that have been feeding Essex for generations

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Paycocke’s House and Gardens, now owned by The National Trust, is one of the county’s most precious historic sites and 2018 marks 500 years since the death of the man who gave the house its name. Ruth McKegney tells the tale of this Coggeshall jewel

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Southend has given the great and the good fabulous days of fun beside the seaside for generations, and they keep coming! Petra Hornsby tells the tale of one newcomer who has fallen in love with Southend through a comedy connection with Laurel and Hardy

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Ad Feature 6 inspirational men and women in Essex

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

We’ve spoken to 6 of Essex’s most inspirational businesspeople to find out their secrets to success, how they achieve a work-life balance and who they are inspired by

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In this second instalment of a postcard mini-series, Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office showcases some of the ERO’s picture postcard collection of Southend-on-Sea

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On the 60th anniversary of the passing of one of England’s most inspired and iconic composers, Sylvia Kent shares why a visit to Brentwood changed the course of both the career and composition of Dr Ralph Vaughan Williams

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National Trust rangers find themselves out and about in all sorts of weather, and required to do all sorts of tasks. Essex Life spoke to two female rangers happy to show that it’s a job they still love to do

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There is much to be proud of in Colchester’s extensive history, but one man has been hard at work to ensure we don’t forget some of the darker times too. Petra Hornsby explains more

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Revd John N Merrill has a love for Essex and a love for walking, and this year marks a special celebration of an achievement that embraced both of these passions

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In the first of two features celebrating the traditional British seaside holiday, Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office shares picture postcards of the Essex coast | Words: Hannah Salisbury

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Harwich is the UK’s second busiest passenger ferry port, but it is a special voyage nearly 400 years ago that continues to put it on the map, as Petra Hornsby explains

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Essex is home to real tennis icon Rob Fahey who just wrapped up his 13th world title. Essex Life went to visit the star at Prested Hall and found him busy preparing for a Royal visit this month

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On Ladies Day at Chelmsford City Racecourse we gave racegoers an exclusive chance to be photographed in front of a cover of Essex Life - has your photo been included?

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Essex Life profiles a snapshot of the finest musical and theatrical experiences to enjoy under the open skies of Essex this summer | Words: Holly Eells

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Clacton remains one of Britain’s most famous seaside resorts, and with new investment in to the town’s iconic pier and the trend for the staycation, could Clacton’s fortunes be set to rise, Petra Hornsby asks?

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Maps are one of the historians key tools in deciphering our heritage. Here Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office explains the treasures of Samuel Parsons’ maps of Essex

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Our county’s fabulous seafood produce is recognised both nationally and internationally, but there is a lot of hard work behind the scenes | Words: Stephanie Mackentyre

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