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Stock, Buttsbury and People Power a talk by Peter Brierley, local resident

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Greenwoods Hotel & Spa

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Details: Discover how this tranquil Essex village was first visited by the Romans, became involved in the Peasants Revolt, followed by Religious Persecutions, and the spread of Nonconformity.
Here are some of the local subjects Peter will enlighten us on...


A brief history of Greenwoods and Orchard House
The Roman route from Caesaromagus to the Thames
The seven Manors of Buttsbury
The Pheasant's Revolt in nearby Norsey Wood and some were shot at a local inn
Catholics versus Protestants, Ingatestone Hall with its priest's hiding places
The dissenters, meeting illegally and in secret
The Preaching Cross at the meeting point of three parish boundaries to avoid arrest
The spread of nonconformity and John Thornton
The Flemish, fleeing from religious persecution, their influence on the community
Hear about some eccentric characters
Ale Houses galore, one possibly with its own ghost: 'Spider'
Hear stories about some of the local buildings
Hear about the workhouse and two of its more recent inhabitants
'Stocks' a particular type of brick
Dick Turpin lived and 'worked' nearby
Local education -three separate schools
Learn of the failed Country Club and the more recent owners
The decline of agriculture Starter homes for multi-millionaires



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