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.

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
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.
First World WarInformation about local men, local memorials and the First World War
The Broxted AxeA report by Irene Jones on a flint axe head found in Broxted
Hinxton Mill VisitA report by Alf and Lesley Wright about a Group visit to Hinxton Watermill on 2nd April 2017
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.

[ Updated 16th January 2017]