Over the next few months you will see a number of new pages relating to the history of Ramsden Heath, Ramsden Bellhouse, Downham and Crays Hill. We are currently digitalising the photographic and documentary collection of Mrs Isabel Johnson.
Her collection consists of a number of separate files that we are copying and eventually publishing on the site
One such is the First World War.
The photographs show an Anti Aircraft Gun emplacement at Kents Hill in Ramsden in 1918 together with the soldiers used to fire it.
The article from The Southend Standard outlines the fear that local residents had of the new air raids carried out both by the Zepplin airships and the Gotha bombers that used to try and bomb London using the River Crouch as a navigational aid