The book: "Around Danbury & Little Baddow"
book is about the villages of Danbury and Little Baddow and the
surrounding area. It includes a chapter on Bicknacre and Gay Bowers.
Each page has coloured illustrations and photographs of the villages
as they are today with approximately one hundred paintings, one
hundred and fifty photographs and thirty maps and diagrams.
text contains some of the history, with stories and legends dating
from William the Conqueror to the present day. Many local
inhabitants were involved in the much wider environment and helped
shape our country; many were involved with the aristocracy and the
villages were under the manorial system and many of the old
buildings continue to provide homes today.
Some of the Parkland was shaped many years ago and has changed very little. The area has wonderful wood and heath land, much of it protected, so the beauty has been maintained. I hope that this book captures some of the ethos of the people, the buildings and the environment of the villages.
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