By Peter Crisp
On Aug 14th 1967 a large proportion of the UK population, and many more abroad, were listening to the various pirate radio stations that had been broadcasting with huge popularity to the UK for three or more years. Being moored just a few miles off the Essex coast many of us in the Dengie will have grown up with the offshore pirates providing the soundtrack to our lives.
Everyone was happy aside from the Government, who had concluded in 1962 that the public did not want commercial popular [more]
Bottomless Prosecco - Don’t mind if I do! On the 19th August The Ship Inn once again invited us down, this time for their Saturday special. Bottomless prosecco, two course meal, what a hard job I have! We were welcomed in by the lovely manager Jasie Cracknell who saw us to our table, and then, the Prosecco started! And when they say bottomless, they mean it! Our glasses were never empty with the well trained staff ready and waiting, bottle in hand. But it wasn't all about the endless bubbles and laughs with friends. The food as always was just mouth-watering. I started with [more]Posted On 8-September-2017
On Saturday 3rd June the Burnham Lifeboat Station held their naming ceremony for their new D class lifeboat, D-807 David and Barbara Chapman. With the great generosity of David and Barbara Chapman the Burnham RNLI Crew received their third D class lifeboat from the couple, replacing the 2007 D class Ernest and Rose Chapman ll, named after David's parents, which replaced the 1997, Ernest and Rose. The ceremony started with the national anthem with the accompaniment of Rayleigh Brass (Burnham’s most loved brass band), leading on to a warm welcome from Station Chair Roger Noble. George Rawlinson, Operations Director of the RNLI then [more]