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Chelmsford Photographic Memories

Chelmsford Photographic Memories

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Caption for Danbury, The Griffin Hotel 1903: Formerly a farmhouse, the Griffin first appears as an inn in 1744. It contains some 15th century woodcarvings from Danbury church - as well as some wall-stencilling identical to that in the church - and oak beams that came from a ship. It is even alleged to have a secret room. Sir Walter Scott is known to have stayed at the Griffin, and he named it in the introduction to one of his novels.

An extract from Chelmsford Photographic Memories.

Memories of Danbury, the Griffin Hotel 1903

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)

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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