The media’s been on for weeks about the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Revolver album. Lovely album it is and I expect that it’s inspired many trainspotterly conversations in bars and on internet forums. Men will be discussing types of guitars, the Beatles’ recording techniques, who played what on where and so forth. Will any women be involved? Probably not.
Essex was the Gloucestershire of its time,” says Sheila Charrington of our native county. That is to say that Essex was once a place of country estates and great houses regularly visited by history’s A-listers.