Guest blogger, John Walmsley, a local historian and volunteer at Halstead Heritage Museum, shares some of his research about the extraordinary woman who funded some very notable local buildings - and how her generous spirit lived on after her death.
On this day eight years ago, Halstead 21st Century Group celebrated the refusal of an unpopular planning application for Halstead's Green lung. So what about a post-covid future?
A quick romp through the fascinating history of Halstead Market
What do Holy Trinity Church, St Pancras Station, the Albert Memorial, and St James the Great Church, Greenstead Green all have in common?