Essex Local Customs

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Essex Local Customs

  • Essex Terret...

    The Essex Terret is a corn dolly peculiar to the county...The making of corn dollies is a pagan practise, done in order to provide a resting place for the spirit of the corn to reside during wintertime...At springtime, the dolly was thrown upon a field & ploughed into the ground, so returning the spirit of the Corn Goddess to the soil...Corn...

  • Essex Lepidoptera...

    Both a moth & a butterfly have been named after Essex county;Essex Skipper - a variation of the Small Skipper, the main difference being the black undersides of the antennae - it was first identified in Germany in 1808In 1889 this butterfly was first sighted in UK @ Saint 0syth (see separate page...)The Essex Skipper has similar behaviour to the...

  • ESSEX Tye...

    Tye is a place name peculiar to Essex county, meaning a strip of pasture, or in other words, somewhere to tie-up a horse...Places with Tye in the name are usually extensions of the main town or village, usually at a crossroads, or where there was a Tye Green, with a post for tieing a horse to...The Essex Tye's are;Bulmer TyeMargaretting TyeMatching...

  • Essex University...

    Essex University was founded in 1964It was then typically referred to as 'Wivenhoe University', because of its location in the scenic Wivenhoe Park, which at the time was on the extreme outskirts of Colchester...However, since this town has expanded extensively since then, this central campus is now regarded as being Colchester itself, with 2...

  • David ESSEX...

    David Albert Cook was born in Plaistow, London, on 23rd July 1947His father Albert was a dockworker & true Eastender, while his mother, 0live, was originally from a family of Irish travellers...After 2 years as an Eastender, his parents moved to Canning Town, where he grew-up wanting only to become a professional footballer...During his teens, his...

  • Saint Cedd...

    Saint Cedd was an Anglo-Saxon monk, born in Northumbria, sometime after the year 620It is thought that he, & his 4 brothers, Cynibil, Caelin, & Chad, were raised on the island of Lindisfarne, by Aidan, a monk in the Irish church...He was serving as a priest by 653 - the year he was sent to evangelise the Middle Angles, in the Mercia area...He was...

  • Essex coat-of-arms...

    If you visit Essex, you cannot but help notice the county's coat-of-arms, because it appears everywhere; from roadsigns, to public buildings & vehicles...The correct heraldic definition of the coat-of-arms, is:'Gules, 3 seaxes fessewise in pale Argent pomels & hilts, 0r points to the sinister & cutting edges upwards'( other words, the...

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