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Article

The Villages in 1910 - Centenary Chronicles 60
ID PBH_CTH_060
Title The Villages in 1910 - Centenary Chronicles 60
Abstract The Villages in 1910

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 60.
Published in Parish News - November 2010 In 2010 if one wishes to know how to get to a destination you either look at a map or set your ...
Published November 2010
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

102

Article

Fighting Fires at Birch - Centenary Chronicles 59
ID PBH_CTH_059
Title Fighting Fires at Birch - Centenary Chronicles 59
Abstract Fighting Fires at Birch

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 59.
Published in Parish News - August 2010 In the last issue mention was made of a fire at White House Farm, Birch, in 1887. One point ...
Published August 2010
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

103

Article

Of White Horses and White Houses - Centenary Chronicles 58
ID PBH_CTH_058
Title Of White Horses and White Houses - Centenary Chronicles 58
Abstract Of White Horses and White Houses

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 58.
Published in Parish News - May 2010 When we moved to this area we found, as we had, as in previous villages, the interesting ...
Published May 2010
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

104

Article

Elections and Eligibility to Vote - Centenary Chronicles 57
ID PBH_CTH_057
Title Elections and Eligibility to Vote - Centenary Chronicles 57
Abstract Elections and Eligibility to Vote

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 57.
Published in Parish News - March 2010 With the approach of a General Election it may be appropriate to look back at how ...
Published March 2010
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

105

Article

Public Health in our Villages - Centenary Chronicles 56
ID PBH_CTH_056
Title Public Health in our Villages - Centenary Chronicles 56
Abstract Public Health in our Villages

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 56
Published in Parish News - November 2009 In the last issue mention was made of the reports issued by the Medical Officer of Health ...
Keywords wilsmore
Published November 2009
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

106

Article

Birch Friendly Society - Centenary Chronicles 53
ID PBH_CTH_053
Title Birch Friendly Society - Centenary Chronicles 53
Abstract Birch Friendly Society

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 53.
Published in Parish News - February 2009 With the social welfare provisions available to us today it is difficult to imagine the ...
Published February 2009
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

107

Article

Medical Officer of Health Reports - Birch Centenary Chronicles 55
ID PBH_CTH_055
Title Medical Officer of Health Reports - Birch Centenary Chronicles 55
Abstract Medical Officer of Health Reports

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 55.
Published in Parish News - September 2009 Mention has been made in earlier issues of the creation of Union Workhouses as ...
Published September 2009
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

108

Article

Layer Breton and the 1911 Census - Centenary Chronicles 54
ID PBH_CTH_054
Title Layer Breton and the 1911 Census - Centenary Chronicles 54
Abstract Layer Breton and the 1911 Census

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 54.
Published in Parish News - May 2009 The increasing interest in family history may have led to release of some of the details ...
Published May 2009
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

109

Article

Layer Breton Vestry - Centenary Chronicles 52
ID PBH_CTH_052
Title Layer Breton Vestry - Centenary Chronicles 52
Abstract Layer Breton Vestry - 1820 to 1861

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 52.
Published in Parish News - November 2008 Vestry is defined, in the Concise Oxford Dictionary, as "a room or building attached ...
Published November 2008
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

110

Article

Gardening in the Past - Birch Centenary Chronicles 49
ID PBH_CTH_049
Title Gardening in the Past - Birch Centenary Chronicles 49
Abstract Gardening in the Past

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 49.
Published in Parish News - February 2008 In celebration of the founding of the Three Villages Gardening Club we thought it appropriate ...
Published February 2008
Source Mersea Museum / Breton heath

111

Article

Old Farming Records - Birch Centenary Chronicles 47
ID PBH_CTH_047
Title Old Farming Records - Birch Centenary Chronicles 47
Abstract Old Farming Records

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 47.
Published in Parish News - August 2007 For many centuries the main occupation hereabouts has been farming. Many changes have taken place and ...
Published August 2007
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

112

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

113

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

114

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

115

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

116

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

117

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

118

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

119

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

120

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

121

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

122

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

123

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

124

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

125

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

126

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

127

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

128

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

129

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

130

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

131

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

132

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

133

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

134

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

135

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

136

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

137

Article

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

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 ...
Published February 2001
Source Mersea Museum

138

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

139

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

140

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

141

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

142

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

143

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

144

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

145

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

146

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

147

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

148

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

149

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

150

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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