Goldhanger related videos

a collection of local videos produced by a local historian and others

most, but not all, are on YouTube

NOTE: due to recent USA COPPA legislation videos showing children, even it seems when videoed 40 or photographed 100 years ago, could be deleted by YouTube

so alternates links are given for these as:   Alt

created by local historian - most recent added first...

videos created by others are...  further down this page>>

Now & Then

a comparison between early postcards

and today’s village scenes

BBC Essex Quest visits Goldhanger

an audio recording made of a visit to The Square on Sunday 4th March 2018.

Some still photos are added to the video


a short history of St Peter’s Church

based on a tour around and in the building

Goldhanger 2012 Jubilee Celebrations

Video clips from this memorable

village event




Goldhanger 2002 Jubilee Celebrations

Video clips from this memorable

 village event


Goldhanger 1977 Jubilee Celebrations

Video clips from this memorable

 village event


Beckingham Hall Gatehouse

a short history of this tudor structure

on the Goldhanger side of Tolleshunt Major

Zeppelins Busters over the Blackwater

In 1915 a "Flight Station" was built at Goldhanger close to the

 Blackwater Estuary

Osea Island Reminiscences Goldhanger residents in 1981. Clips from a 20 minute film made by Osea resident Andrew Gosling and shown at the time on BBC1. It has lost and not available in the BBC archive

Osea Island - images from the past

a pictoral history of Osea  - using postcards and historical documents of the early farm, the Charrington and

the HMS Osea periods


Ernest Mansfield

 Gold prospector extraordinaire

1862 – 1924. Gold prospector & author

 - a brief summary of his life

Ernest Mansfield

A YouTube “playlist” of 7 videos relating to Ernest Mansfield and his mining activities on Svalbard/Spitsbergen

Setting up the Ellacombe Chimes

at Goldhanger

Produced as part of the

Ellacombe Chimes support website


A "Method" on the Goldhanger

 Ellacombe Chimes

Demonstration of a "Method" on an Ellacombe Chimes. Produced as part of the Ellacombe Chimes support website

Goldhanger postcard scenes

A tour around the village of Goldhanger using scenes from early postcards


Goldhanger residents from the past

Images of residents from photographs taken between 1890 and 1930



Goldhanger Boys in 2013

Singing 1960 pop songs at a concert in

 the Village Hall


Goldhanger Boys sing for the

Queen's 90th birthday

"Goldhanger Boys" performing patriotic songs in Goldhanger Village Hall in 2016


Goldhanger history

A 2014 introduction to the

Goldhanger history website

Flowers in the Churchyard

A dedication to Kathryn Edwards

 née Kathryn Evans in 2014



created by others - not in order...



Goldhanger Village Hall

a promotional video developed by Jill Crooks

in 2018 for the Village Hall Improvement Project

Oysters Farm Goldhanger

Scenes of the oyster beds near Goldhanger

in 2013

Drone flight over Goldhanger

passes over the Creek and the village

in 2018

Queens Diamond Jubilee Firework Display

Firework display in the Creek to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee at Goldhanger

 in 2012. The video was produced by

Fireworks Crazy

Plans to include Essex in a

new Coast Path Scheme

A report by ITV News presenter Victoria Lampard on these plans, recorded on the seawall and broadcast in April 2017

The village of Salcott-cum-Virley

Eustace King, former Goldhanger undertaker, and resident of Salcott-cum-Virley, talks in 1975 about smuggling in the past.

Edith May “Bygones” with Jack Spitty

Landlord of The Chequers at Goldhanger and skipper of barge Edith May, he appeared in this Anglia TV programme in 1972


A drone’s view of the Creek in 2016, with clos-up passes over the wreck of the barge “Snowdrop”

Goldhanger Creek, Heybridge, Essex


Drone views of the Creek in 2016

Essex Pub lunch - The Chequers Inn

A walk from the Chequers, into the Church, down to the Creek and back in 2014

Goldhanger, Essex, UK

Alan Heath took his motorhome to Goldhanger and toured the village in 2015. “Behind the church there are fine views of the Blackwater estuary

Folly Faunts House

Drone views of the house and grounds,

and surrounding terrain captured in 2015

A Walk in Goldhanger

LA based travel & gardening  writer and blogger, Kaye Kittrell and her friend “Fiona” visit “the ancient village of Goldhanger in Essex”. They walk on the seawall trail and visit the church -  in 2017

Oyster Farm

More scenes of the oyster beds near Goldhanger in 2013

Wilkin & Sons project with Metzer (IL)

at Goldhanger

EU project to encourage  new technologies and prevent excess water usage. (2019)


Goldhanger village from a drone

with the Creek make in 2019

Goldhanger Creek

showing the wreck of the barge “Snowdrop”

made in 2019

Pumpkin Patch at Cobbs Farm

autumn 2019

Trying the bells on Goldhanger Gala day

visitors could have a go at bell ringing in 2018



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