about these records

The material presented on this website is a small proportion of that held locally in the Goldhanger Digital Archive and the images included here have a lower definition than those held in the archives. The copyright to the website design and majority of the material on the site is held by the Goldhanger Digital Archive. Acknowledgements for short extracts and snippets taken from other documents and to individual contributors are given in many places within the texts. Further acknowledgements will be readily added, or material removed, if request by copyright holders who have not so far been identified. Enquiries, comments, and offers of information associated with the village history will be most gratefully received at this re-typed email address:


The scale of the material held on the site is in the.... Site Map

The webpages show on the site-map are held at...... www.churchside1.plus.com/Goldhanger-past   (Search for: Goldhanger past)

It can also be accessed via a gateway at.... ........... sites.google.com/site/goldhangerinthepast/   (Search for: Goldhanger history gateway)

There is an older version of the website at............... past.goldhanger.org.uk

The background to the site and its archive is in....... more about this website

Links to external sites are collected together in....... Useful external links

A list of local history talks given in recent years...... Talks

 Recent changes:

New in Jan 2019

Top articles from the 20th century – 12 special large articles in high definition


New in Feb 2019

Local railways in the past  – explore the Maldon and Tollesbury lines


New in Mar  2019

Historic buildings – in the village, both listed & non-listed


New in April  2019

Village signs & posters - past and present


Recent Churchyard Scenes - images across the seasons


New in May  2019

Major Bill Hopwood  – who participated in the St. Nazaire raid in 1942 


New in June  2019

Dakotas over Goldhanger – added into Panoramic & 1944 news in WW-2


Revised in July  2019

The Chequers Inn history  –  1990s architectural study  added and other revisions


The Higham Family – extracts from a1975  booklet on the Higham’s family history added


New in August  2019

Church tower open view – added to St Peters history  and  Bells of St Peters


A Study of St Peter’s Church Tower – its origins and history


YouTube links – 5 links to recent local videos added

Church Postcards – recent finds added and improved image definitions


The Great War – addional information on the Flight Station and HMS Osea


Revised in Nov  2019

Virtual Museum – rare local Millennium plates and an earlier engraved goblet added


Recent memerable village events and Phil’s last appearances at The Chequers


New in Nov  2019

Residents who served in World War Two – 51 have been identified so far


New in Jan 2020

Characters – sadly three recent additions


Mick West – local professional guitarist, his biography and his music


Revised in Feb 2020

Residents who served in World War Two – 59 have now been identified


Sir Gilmour Jenkins – more images added


New in Feb 2020

Maud McMullen – and family

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