Virtual Library

A catalogue of 70+ items of literature by or about past and present

 residents of Goldhanger, together with published and unpublished material about the village.

Recent additions are marked *  Scroll down the listing in chronological order, go to the latest item,

or use this alphabetic index…

                      --------------------------- local characters and authors ---------------------

 --- places---

Allingham, Margery

Frost, Crawshay (1)  (2)  (3)  (4)

Padfield, Ann

Beckingham Hall   *

Atkinson, Revd John (1)   (2)

Gardner, Revd Frederick

Rose, Mary

Chequers Inn (1)  (2)   *

Banyard, Vysian

Hay, Linday Fitzgerald (1-4)

Rudsdale, Eric

Conservation area

Benham, Maura (1)  (2)   (3)  (4)

Hebborn, Eric

Salter, Dr Henry

Falcons Hall

Bushell, Peter

Horsley, Mary

Shuckburgh, Revd Charles

Flight Station (1)  (2)

Canning, Joseph (1&2)

Howes, Revd Edward (1)  (2)

Smith, Graham

Follyfaunts

Christian, Ewan

Jenkins, Sir Gilmore

Southgate, Cyril

Goldhanger Woods

Christy, Miller (1&2)

Key, Lorna

Tegerdine, Linda

Heybridge

Claydon, Beryl

Lee, Mary & Cathrine

Webb, Elizabeth (1-4)

Lt. Totham

Coe Coape, Henry (1)   (2)

Mann, Bernard & bellringers  *

White, Janet   *

Parish magazines

Cohen, Jack

Mansfield, Ernest (1)  (2&3)  (4)

Thorby, Chris  *

School magazine   *

Corina, Maurice

Morant, Philip  

Wilkin, John   *

Spitzbergen

Doyle, Paul

Moore, Tony

Wilkin, Stanley

Stone in The Square

Fitch A E 

Newman, David (1)  (2)  (3) (4) (5) *

Williams, Revd Dr Daniel (1-2)

Study Centre in the school  *

Fielder, Karen

O Connor, Teresa

Woodward, Walter

Rectory

Padfield, Peter (1&2)

Saltworks

 

VE-75 WW-2 records & reminiscences

Wesleyan Chapel

 

 

 

 

 

1558-1752

 

 

Register of baptisms, marriages and burials

covering the years 1558 to 1752

 

Location: Essex Records Office  D/P 79/1/1

(also see the 1754 entry)

 

About... St Peters Church

 

 

 

1650

 

 

Short Arithmetick:

or The Old Tedious way of Numbering

Reduced to a New and Brief Method

Revd. Edward Howes wrote and published this book while Rector of Goldhanger.

More at…  The Revd Edward Howes

 

Pages: 90

Location:  the British Library

 

 

 

1692

 

Gospel-truth, stated and vindicated

The Revd Dr Daniel Williams wrote this book and many other books while owner of Beckingham Hall and much of the land to the north of Goldhanger.

More at…  The Revd Dr Daniel Williams

 

Pages: 

Location:  This and his many other books are in the Dr Williams Library at..

14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR

 

 

 

1754-1812

 

 

 

Register of baptisms, marriages and burials

covering the years 1754 to 1812

 

Location: Essex Records Office  D/P 240/1/3

      (other registers are available in ERO)

 

About... St Peters Church

 

 

 

 

 

1754-1861

 

 

 

 

Churchwardens Accounts Book

covering the years 1754 to 1861

 

Location: Essex Records Office  D/P 79/5/1

 

About... St Peters Church

 

 

 

1768

 

 

History and Antiquities of the County of Essex

written by Philip Morant in 1758, this very large book has 6 pages of locally relevant information from that period.

 

Pages:  6 out of 810

Location:  Maldon Library

The relevant local pages are at... Morant extracts

 

 

1783

 

 

Practical Discourses on Several Important Subjects

This book was published after Dr Daniel Williams death from manuscripts he left behind.

More at…  The Revd Dr Daniel Williams

 

Pages: 

Location:  This and his many other books are in the Dr Williams Library at..

14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR

 

 

1850s

 

 

The Diaries of the Revd Charles Verney Shuckburgh

The Revd Charles Verney Shuckburgh was Rector of Goldhanger(1797 - 1834)  and also Rector of Langford. He is recorded to have written a diary 20 volumes long, and only one volume is said to remain in existence.

 

Location:  unknown

 

 

 

1862-1969

 

 

St Peters Church accounts books

Churchwardens accounts from 1862 to 1969

Church tower fund, 1923 to 1926

Churchyard fund, 1924 to 1928

 

Location: Essex Records Office  D/P 79/5/1

 

About... St Peters Church

 

 

 

1868

 

Villa and Cottage Architecture   published by Blackie & Son.,

contains a detailed description of the then new Goldhanger Rectory designed by famous Victorian architect Ewan Christian over 4 pages of text. This are followed by a complete set of the architects plans and elevations, plus 3 impressive lithographic drawings of the east, south and west elevations.   extracts here

 

Relevant Pages:  7 of the 112

Location:  the digital archive, ERO I/Mp 154/1/3

                  the drawings are frequently offered on ebay

 

1868

 

Walks and Talks Travels and Exploits

by the Revd John Christopher Atkinson, who was born and brought up in Goldhanger. His father was a curate in the village. Although he spent most of his life in Yorkshire and wrote many books, his first two were written while in Essex.

More at…    Revd. John Christopher Atkinson

 

Pages:  433

Location:  occasionally offered on ebay

and read on-line at… www.books.google.co.uk

 

1873

 

The Ringwoods of Ringwood

by Mervyn Merriton, whose real name was Henry Coe Coape. He was a wealthy Goldhanger landowner and resident in the mid 1800s. Fifteen literary works by H C Coape, covering novels, play, operas and short stories, have been identified. The Ringwoods of Ringwood is probably his best known work.  More at…  Henry Coe Coape

 

Pages:  998 published over 3 volumes

Location:  reprints are available on-line

Can be read on-line at… http://archive.org

 

1894

 

Maldon and the River Blackwater

by Edward Arthur Fitch, between 1894 & 1899

(there were several versions)

E.A. Fitch (1854-1912), was Mayor of Maldon in the late 1800s. He was a farmer, ornithologist, historian, antiquarian and author, and was president of the Essex Field Club.

 

Pages:  3 of local interest out of 100

Location:  Maldon Library + Fitch extracts here

 

 

 

1885

 

 

 

British Birds’ Eggs and Nests

Written by the Revd John Christopher Atkinson, see above.

More at…    Revd. John Christopher Atkinson

 

Pages:  122

Location:  occasionally offered on ebay

and read on-line at… www.books.google.co.uk

 

 

1887

 

Goldhanger Woods

A children’s smuggling and romantic story written by sisters Mary and Catherine Lee while staying at Tiptree Priory, on Tiptree Heath. The Goldhanger village portrayed does quite fit the one we know.

See… Smuggling

 

Pages:  88

Location:  occasionally offered on ebay

 

1888

 

In a Jesuit Net, A Story of the Time of Louis XIV

by Henry Coe Coape,  wealthy Goldhanger landowner and resident in the mid 1800s. This is one of fifteen literary works by H C Coape, covering novels, play, operas and short stories. (see above)

More at…  Henry Coe Coape

 

Pages:  390

Location:  Originals and reprints available on-line

 

 

 

 

1895 -1940

 

 

 

Bound Copies of  Goldhanger Parish Magazines

A large bound book that includes a wealth of information and many articles written by the Revd Frederick Gardner, Rector of Goldhanger and Little Totham between 1893 and 1936. It also includes many parish magazine reports during the Great War.

 

Location:  Colchester Library, Local Studies section ref: E.GOL.1

 

 

 

 

1890s-1950s

 

 

 

Local Postcards

Over 130 postcards of village scenes have been found, and copies but not the originals, are held locally. Samples are shown on this website at…  Early postcards

 

Location:  local digital archives

 

 

 

 

1906

 

The History of Salt Making

by Miller Christy, a well known Essex historian and archaeologist, and who wrote many books and articles in his time. This article is bound and preserved in the Colchester Library and has a lengthy description of the excavation of the Goldhanger Red Hill, at Bounds Farm.  See… Salt extraction in the Blackwater

 

Pages:  15

Location:  Colchester Library ref: E.664.4

 

 

1909

 

The Goldhanger Stone: What is it?

This article was also written by Miller Christy, and is bound and held in the Maldon reference library, and includes an early photograph of the stone just resting in The Square.

Reprinted from: Trans. Essex Archaeological Society, Vol. 11, new series, Part 1, 1909.

See..  Stone in The Square

 

Pages:  3

Location:  Maldon Library, ref: E.GOL.913

 

 

1910

 

 

ASTRIA - The Ice Maiden

Ernest Mansfield’s first novel has a significant autobiographical and science fiction content. The complete book is available on-line at… Astria - the Ice Maiden    More about…  Ernest Mansfield

 

Pages:  157

Location:  with the local archivist, believed to be a rare copy.

 

 

1911

 

 

Northern Exploration Company Shares Prospectus

Largely written by Ernest Mansfield.

More at…  Spitsbergen Prospectus

 

Location:  Norwegian Polar Institute

 

 

1913

 

 

Ralph Raymond

Ernest Mansfield’s second novel also has a significant autobiographical content, being based on his experiences in New Zealand.  See.. Ralph Raymond summary (pages 72-76 of Mansfields articles)

More at…  Ernest Mansfield

 

Pages:  344

Location:  copy with the local archivist, and occasionally on ebay

 

 

1911

 

 

Northern Exploration Company “Marble Island”

Shares Prospectus

Largely written by Ernest Mansfield

More at…  Spitsbergen Prospectus

 

Location:  Norwegian Polar Institute

 

 

 

 

1921

 

 

Encyclopaedia of Modern Pig Farming

Farm management information together with advertisements for the Tiptree herd of “Large Black” pigs, written by Stanley S Wilkin.

More at…   Stanley S Wilkin

 

Pages:  32

Location:  occasionally on internet bookshops

 

 

 

1930s

 

 

An English Village - Goldhanger

This delightful small booklet written by school girl Mary Horsley while staying at The Parsonage in Head St., Goldhanger. It contains several period photographs.

There is a sample on page-29 of... Ancient Goldhanger Documents

 

Pages:  16

Location:  digital copy in the local archives

 

 

1933

 

 

Dr. Salter’s Diaries

Dr Salter's diary and reminiscences from the year 1849 to the year 1932 contain many references to Goldhanger.

See… Dr Salter's diaries

Relevant pages:  about 30 of the 404

Location:  Maldon Library at E.TOL.2.920, and occasionally on ebay

1935

          No cover seen

Rifle Company and Platoon Tactics

Non-fiction, by Major Lindsay Fitzgerald Hay. Not seen.

Pages: 52

Location:  seen on eBay in the past

 

 

1935

 

 

Goldhanger School magazine Jubilee Number

Produced for the King’s jubilee. It has 36 pages of descriptions of the village and poems written by Village School children in their own handwriting.

 

Pages: 36

Location:  at... School magazine

this high resolution version may be slow to open.

 

 

1936

 

 

The History of Beckingham

This booklet by W L Hall gives the history of both Tolleshunt Major Church and Beckingham Hall and has many illustrations.

 

Pages: 38

Location:  the paper archives

Some of the information in this booklet was used in the creation of...

A history of Beckingham Hall

 

 

1937

 

 

It wasn't a nightmare

Major Lindsay Fitzgerald Hay first novel while living at Folly Faunts, which was said to be semi-autobiographical.

See..  Major Lindsay Fitzgerald Hay

 

Pages: 287

Location:  copy with local archivist

 

 

1937

 

The Terrible Hand   and  No Mean Tartar

Two novels written by Major Lindsay Fitzgerald Hay that follows on from his previous book and is said to be semi-autobiographical.

See..  Major Lindsay Fitzgerald Hay

 

Pages: 288 & 264

Locations:  not known

 

 

 

 

1941

 

The Oaken Heart

Margery Allingham’s only non-fiction work covering a period of WW-2 between 1938 to 1941 written at the request of her USA publishers in support of the call for the USA to join the war effort. For "security reasons" the names of the villages were changed    eg Goldhanger is “Goldenhind” and there are several references to the village and the surrounding area in it.

 

Location: libraries and online

 

 

 

 

 

1959

 

The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation

Sir Gilmore Jenkins lived in Goldhanger house in the 1950s and 1960s. He was Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation and wrote this book when he retired in 1959. The book has not been seen and presumably has no Goldhanger content.

See..  Sir Gilmour Jenkins

 

Pages: 231

Location:  ebay and on-line second hand booksellers

 

 

1963

 

 

An Introduction To The Birds Of Hong Kong

Written by Maura Benham while working in Hong Kong and before she retired and moved to Goldhanger. More about… Maura Benham

 

Pages: 97

copy with the local archivist, and occasionally on ebay

 

 

 

1965

 

 

 

The Titanic and the Californian

Written by Peter Padfield while living in Fish St in the 1960s. Peter has since published over 30 books all with nautical themes.

More about…  Peter Padfield

 

Pages: 318

Location:  Essex and Suffolk libraries and occasionally on ebay

 

 

 

1966

 

 

An Agony of Collisions

The second book written by Peter Padfield while living in Fish St. More about…  Peter Padfield

 

Pages: 204

Location:  occasionally on ebay

 

1971

 

Pile it High, Sell it Cheap

Biography of Sir John (Jack) Cohen, founder of  the TESCO supermarket chain, written by Maurice Corina. Cohen’s of Little London Farm, which is within Goldhanger parish and his creation of “Goldhanger Fruit Farms” in Tolleshunt Major is described in chapter-7 of the book.  See… Local characters from the past

 

Relevant pages:  about 15 of the 204

Location:  Colchester Library, Local Studies, E.GOL, and occasionally on ebay

 

 

1975

 

 

From Black Dog to Black Sheep - A Higham Family Tree

This booklet by JRS Higham describes the members of the family who lived at Highams Farm in the 15th and 16th centuries and includes a sketch of the farmhouse and its Crown Post roof structure.

 

Relevant pages:  4 of the 78

Location:  the paper archives

The 4-pages are available on this website

 

1977

 

Goldhanger - an Estuary Village

The first and only published book on Goldhanger history, written by Maura Benham. The complete book is available on-line at…

Maura Benham Book                   More about… Maura Benham

 

Pages: 88

Location:  copy with archivist, many within village

and occasionally on ebay

 

 

1978

 

 

Goldhanger Study Centre

An A4 size booklet with information for teachers and students with sketches and descriptions of the houses in Fish St. produced at a time when the Village School was being used as a study centre by St Edwards school, Romford.

 

Pages: 9

Location:  at... Study Centre booklet

 

 

1985

 

 

The Story of Tiptree Jam, the First Hundred Years 1885-1985

Written by Maura Benham. 

There is much more about… Maura Benham on this website.

 

Pages: 56

Location:  Essex libraries, ref: E.TIP.664.83  and on-line

 

 

 

1991

 

 

 

Byrthnoth’s Last Journey: from Maldon to Ely

A short booklet written by Maura Benham

 

Pages: 15

Location:  Maldon Library, ref: E.248

 

 

1991

 

 

Drawn to Trouble - Confessions of a Master Forgers 

The autobiography by Maldon artist and forger Eric Hebborn.

The book has a full chapter about Crawshay Frost's influence on his career. An extract is in... Crawshay Frost

 

Location:  copy with archivist, Essex libraries, ref: 750 HEBB  and on-line

 

 

1993

 

The Story of the Wesleyan Chapel in Goldhanger

A short booklet written by Maura Benham

More about… Maura Benham

 

Pages: 11

Location:  copy in the digital archives

and Colchester Library, Local studies E.GOL.287

 

 

 

1990s

 

A Study of the Chequers Public House

in the Village of Goldhanger

written by Janet White in the 1990s

A manuscript of an architectural study of The Chequers Inn undertaken in the 1990s. Janet had permission to access the roof space and took rare photos of the ancient beams and wattle & daub partitions, which are included in the report. Some of the information in the report was used in the creation of the The Chequers webpage.

 

Pages: 11

Location:  the digital archives, and here... the manuscript

 

 

 

1995

 

Falcons Hall, an architectural study

written by Ann Padfield in 1995

A report of an investigation to identify the separate construction dates of the parts of the buildings and its wings.

See... Farms - Falcons Hall

 

Pages: 6 - including several plan and elevation sketches

Location:  copy is in the digital archives

 

 

1995

 

The Story of Tiptree Jam – beginning the second 100 years

written by John Wilkin in 1995. This is a sequel to The Story of Tiptree Jam, the First Hundred Years written by Maura Benham in 1985. This was written by John who lived at Bounds Farm, just before he retired from the position of Chairman of the company.

 

Pages: 6 - including several photos

Location:  a copy is in the paper archives and extracts are in John's biography

 

 

1996

 

 

History Group paper archives

In the 1990s the local history group accumulated a filing cabinet full of paper records of village history. This was used as the basis of several history exhibitions in the village. Although now largely digitised (see the 2004 entry), the filing cabinet and paper is still maintained and the material is still accumulating.

 

 

1996

 

 

Celebration

An autobiography of and by Graham David Smith. It has many references to Maldon artist and forger Eric Hebborn and of visits to  Crawshay Frost  in Fish St.

 

Relevant pages: 5 of the 255

Location:  available on-line, not seen

 

1997

 

Fields of the First

The history of aircraft landing grounds in Essex used during the First World War, written by Paul A Doyle. When the First World War began Essex had no military aerodromes, but by the end thirty one had been laid down for use by all three services. Goldhanger was one of them and this book gives its history, describes the site and has some photos. See… Flight Station

 

Relevant pages: 5 of the 112

 

 

 

2000

 

The Goldhanger Millennium Calendar

A two year calendar designed by Tony Moore and David Newman covering the years 1999 & 2000, produced to celebrate the Millennium and to record village life both before and at the time. It was designed to be cut in half to create a permanent booklet. Several hundred were sold to raise funds for St Peters Church. See… The Millennium Calendar

 

Pages: 27 all with pictures

Location:  copies in the archives and around the village

 

 

 

2002

 

A History of Folly Faunts House

written by Peter Bushell in 2002, who was the author of…

“Tracing the History of Your House”. Thsi booklet gives both the history of the building and those who have lived there.

See... Farms - Follyfaults

 

Pages: 9 page booklet, which is an abridged version

Location:  a copy is in the digital archives

 

 

2002

 

 

The Early Goldhanger Memories

In 2002 Cyril Southgate wrote his Early Memories Goldhanger from his childhood in the 1930s including his recollections of being in the village during WW-2.  They are at…  Cyril Southgate's memories

 

Pages: 8

Location:  on this site & copy in the local archives

 

 

 

2004

Digital version of the History Files

The paper archives were progressively scanned to provide a source of digitised material for local history presentations. Over several years, more than 70 copies of these files were distributed on CDs and DVDs locally and to former residents throughout the world. More recently a subset has been put on the internet (see the 2011 entry).

Pages: 3000+ (if ever printed)

 

 

 

 

2005

 

 

Madrigal and…

Over a 3 year period Beti Webb wrote four children books...

Madrigal the Secret Witch

Madrigal's Midsummer Magic

Madrigal and the Magician

Madrigal and the Bent Broomstick

 

Location: available locally and on-line

 

 

 

2005

 

Little Totham - The Story of a small village

Lorna Key wrote and published the history of Little Totham, which includes a chapter about the Revd Frederick Gardner, who was Rector of both Little Totham and Goldhanger. It describes to the Rector’s involvement with the Spitzbergen expeditions.

 

Relevant pages: 6 of the 127

Location: in Essex libraries, ref: E.TOT.2

 

 

2005

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Funeral of a Bellringer

A 30 minute programme broadcast on BBC Radio 3 that recalled the bell ringing life of the former Goldhanger Tower Captain, Bernard Mann. The voices of the more recent Tower Captains can also be heard.

Listen: to a short extract at... Funeral of a Bellringer

Location: a copy of the full audio is in our Digital Archives

 

 

2006

 

Once Upon An Island

Written by Joseph Canning, who spent his childhood in Goldhanger and went to the village school… “It is written about places that exist and characters I knew. I grew up along the estuary and in the village I describe”. The character in the book “Horatio Crockshay Volwycke-Hoar” is remarkably like the one and only… Crawshay Frost

More about…   Joe Canning and his other ten locally based books

Pages: 480

Location: Maldon library, ref: E.823,   and on-line

 

2006

 

Olive’s Boys

Written by Joseph Canning, who spent his childhood in Goldhanger and went to the village school. The book is assumed to be semi-autobiographical… London 1940, the Blitz in London is at its height, amid it all a young mother Olive fights against the odds keep her seven children, defying the bombs and the authorities. She returns to the village where she was born.

More about…   Joe Canning and his other ten locally based books

Pages:  308

Location: on-line bookshops

 

 

 

2006

 

 

 

History of St. Peters Church

A small booklet on the history of the Church written by David Newman

 

Pages: 32

Location: on sale in St Peter’s Church

and similar information  is at… St Peters Church

 

 

 

2007

 

 

The Licence

Memories of a Chequers Inn by former landlady Mary Hulbert, now Mary Rose.

More about…  The Chequers Inn

 

Pages: 138

Location: many copies within the village and on ebay

 

 

2007

 

 

Goldhanger Conservation Review & Character Appraisal

Written by Karen Fielder et al, for Essex County Council. It was much criticised at the time by the village history group for its many inaccuracies. A revision was promised by was not forthcoming.

See…  The Goldhanger Conservation Area

 

Pages: 71

Location:  Digital archives & Maldon District Council’s website

 

 

2007

 

 

Goldhanger Historic Settlement Assessment

Written by Teresa O' Connor on behalf of Essex County Council as part of the Conservation Area Review (above). It contains many useful maps, listing of monumental sites, bibliography and other historical information. See…  The Goldhanger Conservation Area

Pages:  50

Location:  Digital archives & Maldon District Council

 

 

2009

 

 

Round to Midnight

“A partly true story” and “an eerily atmospheric tale of an evil spirit” written by Linda Tegerdine, who previously lived in Goldhanger and based this novel on her experience of a property in the village.

 

Pages:  250

Location:  on-line bookshops

 

2010

 

Prospero's America

Written by Walter Woodward

This book refers to, and quotes, some 25 letters that the Revd Edward Howes, Rector of Goldhanger wrote to his friend John Winthop, Governor of Massachusetts in the 1600s.

More about..  Edward Howes  and his relationship with Governor John Winthop

 

Relevant pages:  about 50 of the 317

Location:  Google Books & on-line bookshops

 

 

 

2011

 

Goldhanger in the Past  - on the web

From 2011 onwards a subset of the local history off-line material (see 2004) has been maintained on the web. After some initial local publicity, the material was found and indexed by search engines, and extensive local historical information can now be found by searching. More material has been regularly added.

Webpages:  170+   as of 2019

A4 pages:   1500+   if ever printed

 

 

 

 

 

2011

Journals of Wartime Colchester

Eric Rudsdale’s diaries from WW-2, which have many references to Maura Benham as a young girl and friend of Rudsdale when she was living with her family in Colchester. Rudsdale's role as a curator and air-raid shelter superintendent at Colchester Castle during WW-2 gave him the perfect opportunity to record life on the home front.

 

Pages:  223

Location:  Essex libraries Ref: E.COL.1.940.53161  and on-line bookshops. Short extracts in.. Maura Benham

 

 

 

2012

 

Heybridge in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

By Beryl Claydon. Bentall Engineering played a big part the history of Heybridge. As the company was founded by Goldhanger farmer William Bentall and was based on his Goldhanger plough invention, the history of the Bentall family and the company takes a major part in this book.  See.. Local characters from the past

 

Relevant pages:  about 15 of the 228

Location:  local book shops and on-line

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

Time Traveller Jamie Tate: To Colchester

A children’s book written by Vysian Banyard, Goldhanger Parish Clerk.

 

Location:  on-line bookshops

 

 

2012

 

Ernest Mansfield - Gold or I’m a Dutchman

Biography of Ernest Mansfield, Goldhanger resident and gold prospector in the early 1900s, written by Susan Barr (Oslo), Greg Nesteroff (Nelson, BC) and David Newman.

More about…  Ernest Mansfield

 

Pages:  192

Location:  Maldon Library Ref: "B/MANS-622.3422092".

A short extract is at... Gold or I’m a Dutchman

 

 

2013

 

 

A History of Goldhanger Aerodrome

A draft chapter of a planned book by Charles Marshall kindly given to the Goldhanger History Group as part of preparation for a Zeppelin Busters presentation commemorating the 100 anniversary of the opening of the Aerodrome / Flight-Station.

 

Pages: 24

Location: Digital archives

 

 

 

2016

 

 

Goldhanger in the Past

This book written by David Newman was sold to raise funds for St Peter’s Church and the Village Hall improvement project. It was produced using material on this website and includes over 300 images.

 

Pages: 160

Location: now online at: Goldhanger in the Past

 

 

 

2016

 

 

Life Journeys: The Wisdom of all the Ages

Chris Thorby wrote and published this book in the last few years of his life while suffering from a debilitating illness.

 

Pages: 180

Location: online bookshops

Colchester Library 509

 

 

 

 2020

 

VE-75 at Goldhanger:

World War II local records and reminiscences

produced for the 75th anniversary of VE-Day

held on the 8-May 2020, and containing 32-pages

of contributions from twelve residents.

Compiled by David Newman on behalf of the

local History Group. The booklet is here...

 

Copies are still available in the village

 

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