Burnham on Crouch

Dodgy Scales & Delivering the Mails - A talk by Mike Fogg (5th April 2024)

Event type: Meeting
Date: 5 April 2024
Venue: Village Hall
Cost: £1

This presentation is the result of three years research into the retailers of Woodham Ferrers and South Woodham Ferrers going back several centuries. Mainly covering 19th and 20th Century events in the villages where shopkeepers and publicans frequently used light weights and were fined again and again. This entertaining talk tells the stories of the retailers, their customers and the evolution of postal services in the village using true stories that are stranger than fiction. Photographs and stories from local people enrich the presentation. Mike has recently published a book on his research with the same title as the presentation.