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Essex and the Irish War of Independence


On Wednesday 11th of May at the Village Hall at Hatfield Peverel, Jim Kevany will present a talk looking at the role of the Essex Regiment and Men of Essex during the period of the Irish War of Independence, 1920-22.  Meet at the hall 7:30 for an 8pm start. Bar facilities are available. Suggested entry donation is £3.50 As ever the meeting is ope…

“The Black and Tans and the Anglo-Irish War” by Richard Willcocks


“The Black and Tans and the Anglo-Irish War” by Richard Willcocks The year 2020 marks the centenary of the deployment of the ‘Black and Tans’, a paramilitary police force composed of WW1 veterans, against the newly-formed IRA. The talk explores the bitter conflict, and the ruthless acts by both sides, which included intimidation, assassinations, …