Essex Record Office Events
Essex Record Office Presents – Supplying the army: the contribution of Essex to provisioning the forces of Edward III, c.1337
Tuesday 7th September 2021, 10.30am-12.00noon
Reprising the paper that he gave at the 2019 Record Office conference Essex on the Edge, Neil Wiffen will consider how the people of Essex, along with the rest of the kingdom, contributed supplies to the many campaigns of Edward III in the first half of the fourteenth century. Subsequently this paper then appeared in the Essex Journal and Neil went on to come second in the national British Association for Local History annual 2020 award for a long article – copies of the article will be available on the day.
Essex Record Office Presents – Essex; the home of the Mayflower?
Tuesday 5th October 2021, 10.30am-12.00noon
To mark the anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims to the New World in autumn of 1620 (albeit a little late as a result of Covid-19), Retired ERO archivist Lawrence Barker will look at what is known about the ship that transported them there – the Mayflower. While the Mayflower’s captain, Christopher Jones, was almost certainly from Essex, probably born around 1570 in Harwich, not much is known about his ship. So what is actually known? Join us to find out more.
Essex Record Office Presents – An Essex Archaeological Roundup
Tuesday 2nd November 2021, 10.30am-12.00noon.
Essex is a county rich in archaeological remains, however whilst some are easily visible within the landscape, such as moats and castles, the majority are hidden below the topsoil and are only revealed by excavation, usually in advance of development. This talk is going to look at a number of notable projects that have recently taken place within the county and discuss how these sites are discovered and what they have revealed about the development of the Essex landscape over time.
The studies will include the excavation of a Late Iron Age village at Cressing that may have been levelled by the Romans in the aftermath of the Boudiccan revolt, a Roman salt-making and fish-processing site in Thurrock, the emergence of a hidden landscape within Hatfield Forest and multi-period site in Harlow which contains evidence of human occupation from the Neolithic to the medieval period.