Future Meetings

Date

Topic

Speaker

23rd February

The Victoria Cross

Martyn

23rd March

Annual General Meeting

27th April

Essex Churches Then and Now

Andrew Smith

25th May

Elizabethan Witches of Essex

Kate Cole

22nd June

The Millbanks

Anne Brooks

27th July

Explorers and Traders ~ Essex Connections

Georgina Green

26th October

Music in the Petre Household in the Sixteenth Century

Lawrence Barker – Archivist ERO

23rd November

Film Show and Christmas Drinks.

Friday, 1 July 2016

1st July 1916: The Opening Day of the Battle of the Somme

The Revd. Edward Reeve, rector of Stondon Massey, kept a diary called ‘Notes for a Parish History.  In it he wrote his observations of the First World War from his study in what is now Stondon Massey House.


“1st July 1916: As I write, the reverberation of the great guns and explosion of mines are shaking the windows of the Rectory and of all the other houses, I suppose, in the southern and south-eastern counties of England.  There is evidently a very heavy bombardment in progress."

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