A Political Ghost Story …

Friday, December 18, 2015 admin 2

Some people like ghost stories at Christmas …this is a true story about a former MP for our area – Major Sir Frederick Carne Rasch. Rasch seemed to have had a pretty good life. He went to Eton and then Trinity College Cambridge, and did a lot of rowing there […]

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There’s A Ghost In Our House?

Friday, October 11, 2013 admin 0

The Old House in Rochford is a handsome thirteenth century timber-framed house. It’s owned by the District Coucnil, is part of the Council Offices and in fact the Chief Executive has his own office upstairs there. Curiously, a local Essex Ghost Hunters group recently stayed overnight with some equipment. After […]

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One Way To Visit Foulness Island – And A Reason To Go

Thursday, April 25, 2013 admin 1

Foulness is surely one of the most curious places in England – it’s been inhabited for millennia, but has been a centre for Hi-Tech weapons research. You need a pass , and? a reason, to visit. There’s a slight Doctor Who or Quatermass feel to the place. The Rochford District […]

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A Political Ghost Story

Sunday, December 27, 2009 admin 0

This is a true story about a former MP for our area – Major Sir Frederick Carne Rasch. Rasch seemed to have had a pretty good life. He went to Eton and then Trinity College Cambridge, and did a lot of rowing there (that?s rowing boats , not rowing in […]

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The Eerie Towers Of Shivering Sands

Sunday, September 2, 2012 admin 0

If you go to Shoeburyness East Beach on a clear, cloudless day you can see some towers in the far distance. They are the towers of Shivering Sands – built between 1942 and 1943 as gun platforms against German bombers. So they may well have protected your family’s home during […]