The one and only
The original book that started the Essex Hundred phenomenon.
The history of the county of Essex described in 100 poems and supported with historical notes and illustrations.
A unique book written by Essex poets covering 2000 years of county history.
BERTRAM THE CLOWN
‘Good morning Sir,’ said the shy young fan
Ernest Kingsman barked ‘I’m a very busy man.’
‘Would be obliged Sir, if you’d give me a trial.’
‘Come at three, don’t be late and I’ll see if I like your style.’
JUST MAD ABOUT SAFFRON
As far as the eye could see saffron grew,
Shining purple and white in the morning dew,
In every Monastery garden and available field
The Abbot anticipated a bumper yield.
WINDMILLS ON MY MIND
Windmills, Windmills, turning in the breeze,
Grinding corn to flour with ease.
White weatherboarded rotating tower,
Man in union with natural power.
Just three extracts and there are 97 more!
From Harwich to Epping, from Bow to Southend Pier
100 poems encompassing the history of Essex