People & Places

Group members have been carrying out a variety of research projects, and reports and presentations will be published here as they become available in publishable format.  We are also interested in publishing items of local interest on the website – or articles about them – so please get in touch if you have something suitable.

First World WarInformation about local men, local memorials and the First World War

Reports by Maggie Stevens, Alf Wright, Nick Clarke and Richard Appleton.

Mosquito crash at Tilty 1944

Mosquito Crash - Flying Officer McCormickFlying Officer McCormick was from Ripley, Ontario, and his story was published in the Kincardine Record, a Canadian newspaper, on 8th November 2020

Article based on Darren Stone's report
Interview 2019 & Christmas Broadcast 1940Cecile Down, daughter of the Rev. Cuthbertson, was interviewed for BBC Essex Radio in November 2019.

The interview also featured the 1940 Christmas Day Broadcast.

Sound recordings of both are available.
Tilty WatermillReport by Darren Stone on the watermill at Tilty
Tilty WindmillReport by Darren Stone on the windmill at Tilty - taken down or removed late 18th century
Hinxton Mill VisitA report by Alf and Lesley Wright about a Group visit to Hinxton Watermill on 2nd April 2017
The Broxted AxeA report by Irene Jones on a flint axe head found in Broxted
Ancient WoodlandsA report on three ancient woodlands in the vicinity of Tilty
Tilty AbbeyTilty Abbey dates back to the 12th Century, and only a small section of the walls have survived. However, the Abbey's Gate Chapel is still in use for regular worship, as one of the churches of the Five Parishes.
Captain Aitchison, The GarthSir David Aitchison KCVO (1892 to 1975), who lived at The Garth from 1936 until 1975. In 1952 Captain Aitchison took charge of the S.S Gothic to carry Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh to the Pacific Dominions.
Great Easton Maternity HomeThere was a Maternity Home, for ‘the shelter and protection’ of unmarried mothers and their babies, from 1896-1924. Darren Stone has compiled a report about the home, and about the nearby Children’s Home.

Last updated 11th November 2020