Friday, July 01, 2016

Dig the past?

Ever wanted to try your hand at archaeology? Then join West Essex Archaeological Group (WEAG) this summer for a season of public digs in Epping, Essex.

You can help to excavate a live archaeological site as part of the excavation of “Old” Copped Hall, ruined Tudor mansion, near Epping, Essex. It is an important archaeological site with a complex sequence of building phases and a recorded history running from 12th - 18th centuries.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Reflections on Brexit

Referendum: Latin - that which must be referred to another.

I am not a historian. I wanted to study history at A-level but was persuaded to study Latin instead, mainly, I now realise, because it suited the school timetabling. Had I studied history at A-level it is highly likely that I would have read history at University rather than languages. However, I have an abiding interest in history and politics and have read widely and esoterically, probably the more so because I have never focused my interest on a certain country or period. I have also been aware of world events for the last 50 years, long enough to see what goes around come around again.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Oakfield to be sold for Housing, new secondary school and a health centre

  • Barkingside to accommodate 1,407 new homes
  • 600 new homes on Oakfield
  • Green Belt to be concreted over
  • Barkingside community hub to be relocated in Hainault on site subject to flooding
  • Plans “whipped” through
Welcome to the Redbridge Local Development Plan.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Power to Change – Solar Wind

- Average Costs for Solar and Wind Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025
- Dramatic price drops for solar and wind electricity set to continue as cost reduction drivers shift

The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025, according to a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report, The Power to Change: Solar and Wind Cost Reduction Potential to 2025, finds that with the right regulatory and policy frameworks in place, solar and wind technologies can continue to realise cost reductions to 2025 and beyond.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Theft of Defibrillators at Railway Stations
- Police Appeal to find man

A SPATE of defibrillator thefts in east London and Essex railway stations during April has sparked a police appeal to find the man responsible.

British Transport Police have released a CCTV image of a man believed to be connected to five defibrillator thefts at railway stations including Leytonstone, Woodford and Stratford.