Tim Burrows: The Meaning of 'Essex'
In the second River Stour Festival talk, Tim Burrows unpicks the competing narratives about the county everyone thinks they know, from Sabine Baring-Gould’s distaste at the illiterate peasants of Mersea, to the days Margaret Thatcher lived in Manningtree. He asks just how real a historical figure the Essex stereotype is, why it matters, and what makes it endure.
£7 / £5
This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s PLACE weekend, taking place at Firstsite in Colchester on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 March.
Essex Book Festival takes place 1-31 March – read the full programme at https://essexbookfestival.org.uk
Lewis Gardens - Colchester