Places to visit in Essex
Cressing Temple Barn
© Copyright Colin D Brooking contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Historic site and scheduled ancient monument once owned by the Knights Templar. It contains two large barns one of which has been identified as oldest timber-framed barn in the world, built from oaks felled between 1257 and 1290. The site has also a farmhouse, granary, wagon lodge, stable yards and a Tudor walled garden.
Opening times and detailed information appears on the Cressing Temple's website linked above.
Wheat Barn, interior
© Copyright Robert Edwards contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers
Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.
Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.
Ancestry.co.uk now has the 1939 Register.
Discover your ancestors at the start of the Second World War. The Register covers England and Wales.
Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?
Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these.
Link below already formatted for Essex and Postcards.