Creeksea Place – a forgotten Tudor Mansion

As wedding fair season approaches this month’s post is on Creeksea Place, a wedding venue in Essex.  I visited Creeksea Place 11 miles south-east of Maldon back in the summer. Owned by the Bertorelli Family, it has been a wedding venue since 2000. It started life as a Tudor Mansion and over the centuries has been a residential home, farmhouse, school and military base. It is believed the current house dates from around 1569 and likely to have been built for Sir Arthur Harris and his new wife Dorothy to live in. In the National Archives the record of the death of William Harris, father of Arthur, refers to ‘the New House’.… Read More Creeksea Place – a forgotten Tudor Mansion

The Origins of Our Beloved Christmas Traditions

by Lily Harris Twitter: @lilyharris_wri As Christmas creeps closer, many of us are getting excited about putting up decorations or planning the family’s traditions. But where do these traditions really come from? We’re looking at 5 common Christmas practices that you might not have given a second thought to – and the history behind each… Read More The Origins of Our Beloved Christmas Traditions

Heritage in focus – Past Pleasures

Past Pleasures are a Historical Interpretation Company set up in 1987 by Mark Wallis. Their aim is bringing history to life through a number of ways – through interpretation, design, education, training, and consultation. They are the UK’s oldest professional costumed historical interpretation company. Mark Wallis the company’s managing director believes that museums and historical… Read More Heritage in focus – Past Pleasures