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Chelmsford Photographic Memories

Chelmsford Photographic Memories

The photo 'Danbury, Parish Church of St John the Baptist 1906' appears in this book.

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Caption for Danbury, The Church 1906: St John the Baptist's stands inside the earthworks of a Danish settlement. In 1779 a leaden coffin was dug from under the floor in the north aisle. It contained the well-preserved body of a medieval knight - immersed, said one observer, “in a liquor … resembling mushroom catchup”. The coffin was re-sealed and buried.

An extract from Chelmsford Photographic Memories.

Memories of Danbury

I was a student nurse in London in the 1960's. On my days off I used to visit my grandmother Minnie Grainge who lived at various times in Little Baddow and Danbury. Her family home had been in Woodham Walter. In those days I used to catch the bus at Chelmsford which took me through Eve's corner to Little Baddow. I remember, (...Read full memory)

One of three sons, Peter Came a local historian and former pupil of Danbury Infants and Juniors School who later became a teacher at Maldon School wrote extensively about the village in preparation for a book which unfortunately he never achieved.   The school stood a short distance from Eves Corner in the (...Read full memory)

I remember the Griffin Hotel as the Griffin PH, when as a student nurse I visited it with my elderly grandmother Minnie Grainge on days away from London. She was so proud to be escorted by her eldest granddaughter and as a local woman whose family had come from Woodham Walter was acknowleged by so many as she walked through (...Read full memory)

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