In Focus – Richard Rich

Birth: c.1497 City of London. Death: 12th June 1567 Rochford Hall Parents: John and Agnes Rich Wife:  Elizabeth Jenks, 1536(?) Children: Mary, Elizabeth, Anne, Audrey, Dorothy, Winifred, Robert, Frances, Hugh, Thomas, Agnes, Barbara, and Richard. Timeline: 1527 –             Became an MP. 1528 –             Wrote to Wolsey with his suggestion to reform the Common… Read More In Focus – Richard Rich

The Prittlewell Princely Burial Gallery – a Review

Southend Central Museum has had a little revamp – its archaeology section has been updated with a more refreshed look and interpretation, with some new additions. Yes, ‘Southends King of Bling’, the Prittlewell Prince burial has returned home. Many of the archaeological artefacts uncovered during the original dig are now back home and on display… Read More The Prittlewell Princely Burial Gallery – a Review

A Georgian Terrace by the Sea – the Royal Terrace, Southend.

The Royal Terrace is a line of buildings, which start just past pier hill next to the Royal Hotel all the way along to the Army and Navy. The buildings were built as part of a fashionable development in Southend, part of New Southend in the hopes to entice more people to Southend and become a seaside resort to rival that of… Read More A Georgian Terrace by the Sea – the Royal Terrace, Southend.