Places to visit in Essex
Grange Barn, Little Coggeshall
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This barn, early C13 origin and rebuilt in C14, is cared for by the National Trust. It is an impressive size at over 130 feet long. It is timber framed, weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red plain tiles, and has six bays, aisles and two porches.
The barn was originally associated with the Cistercian, Coggeshall Abbey. There is an exhibition of farm carts.
Visiting information may be found on the National Trust website linked above.
A detailed report on the architecture of the building can be found on English Heritage website.
Other useful information on the Coggeshall Grange Barn website edited by volunteers and friends of the Barn.
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.
New options from Findmypast
Findmypast have announced a change to their offerings to UK family historians.
There are now three options: Starter, Plus and Pro. The big change is that Plus and Pro now allow access to the 1939 Register even on a monthly package.
Their website contains more information and sets out the difference between the options.
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.