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From: "Colleen" <>
Subject: Re: Writtle questions
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2003 20:25:38 +0100
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Is it the road off the A414, Ruth, or the other one that goes right through
the middle of Writtle?
----- Original Message -----
From: "ruth" <>
> I know the road you mean, but can't for the life of me remember the name
> it. There is some sort of memorial to the Hilliard family in the church, I
> think a lamp and plaque, somewhere near the altar, possibly on the left as
> you face the altar. I was brought up in Writtle but don't live there now.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gill & Tony Rolfe" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 7:31 AM
> Subject: Writtle questions
> > Greetings all
> > I'm having a great weekend. A friend has just returned from a trip
> > to the UK during which he spent a day in Writtle, taking photographs
> > of everything in sight, including the houses where my 2GG and 3GG
> > parents and families lived.
> > He also brought back one of those "Walking Tour of Writtle"
> > pamphlets.
> > All this has led to a few questions which I'm hoping some Writtle
> > Locals might be able to answer.
> > He managed to get lost finding Writtle so he has a nice photograph of
> > the road into the village, but doesn't know which road. Could
> > someone identify it from this description?
> > It is a single carriageway road with two signs, one on each side of
> > the road. The signs are 30MPH limit signs on top and
> > "WRITTLE/Borough of Chelmsford/REDUCE YOUR SPEED" on white background
> > below. The road is bending gently to the right and it appears that
> > there are houses on the left, but none visible in the picture on the
> > right. Beyond the left hand sign is a laneway to the left and,
> > beyond that, several fairly tall "fir"trees (maybe spruce, but I
> > don't really know one tall thinnish tree from another).
> > Above the word WRITTLE is a device of three scimitars (or feathers or
> > quill pens or something heraldic maybe?). Could someone please
> > enlighten me as to what these represent?
> > Finally, the walking tour brochure mentions that a number of old
> > gravestones have been cleaned and recorded (see booklets in Church).
> > Are these booklets available for purchase? Can anyone tell me what
> > is actually recorded and whether any of my ROLFE/ROLPH,
> > HILLIARD/HILLYARD or BIRD ancestors would be recorded there. If
> > they are available, who should I contact about buying them?
> > Many thanks for any help clearing up these weird questions
> > Regards
> > Tony Rolfe - BURRILL LAKE, Australia
> > Researching:
> > ROLFE (ROLPH), BIRD, EDWARDS, HILLIARD (HILYARD), ROYCE and
> > RUSSELL in Essex and Surrey
> > STEAD, DRABBLE, CADMAN, HEADLEY in Yorkshire and Derbyshire
> > CAREY in Manchester and Ireland
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