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William Smith, basket maker

William Smith, basket maker

Thursday 28 July 2022

We have gone too long without the beautiful writing of Anne Boileau, so here’s a delightful piece to lighten our summer spirits… Delving into Trevor Disley’s fascinating book of old photographs of Coggeshall, I discover William Smith, basket maker, who supplied our town with all manner of baskets from his workshop in West Street. Before […] Read more >

Final approval granted for 300 new homes in Coggeshall

Final approval granted for 300 new homes in Coggeshall

Tuesday 24 August 2021

The final go-ahead to build 300 homes in Coggeshall has been given by Braintree District Council. The local authority had granted Bovis Homes permission in 2019 for the Colchester Road development, which includes a community centre, but the details of the scheme have now been approved unanimously by its planning committee. People in the village […] Read more >

Prayer for a Tree

Prayer for a Tree

Friday 26 March 2021

We are delighted to present this “little piece from Coggeshall” by writer Anne Boileau. “I’m obviously not getting out and about much at the moment, so it’s local,” she tells us. We’re almost there, Anne… in the meantime, thank you so much for this. Prayer for a Tree  I’ve got a twig in my hand. It […] Read more >

Marking time in Coggeshall

Marking time in Coggeshall

Friday 3 July 2020

The Covid-19 lockdown is, it would appear, easing before presumably coming to an end. It has unquestionably been a difficult time – tragically so for many – but there has been light amid the gloom. In this delightful essay, writer Anne Boileau reflects on what lockdown taught us and is thankful for the good people… […] Read more >

The quarry that would ‘destroy a landscape shaped by hundreds of years of history’

The quarry that would ‘destroy a landscape shaped by hundreds of years of history’

Tuesday 23 June 2020

A new quarry proposed for Coggeshall “would affect the lives of local residents for decades and destroy for ever a landscape shaped by hundreds of years of history”, according to a campaign group. CRAQ (Coggeshall Residents Against the Quarry) says that if the county council approves a planning application for the quarry, “it will cause […] Read more >

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