Two Mills

Independent Adult Education

Chelmsford, Essex

This popular 3 term evening course was based at MOULSHAM MILL in Chelmsford, Essex. After running continuously in Essex for more than 40 years its regular 3 term courses have closed but this site provides a partial archive of its activities particularly for past course members. Some occasional events have since been held & can be seen on the course Twitter site: @ECWcourse. Occasional forthcoming events may be noted on this site &/or the Twitter site.

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Everything about the history & wildlife of Essex & its countryside

 Essex Countryside & Wildlife Course

Topics Include:


  • Special Essex historic buildings, from Cressing Temple Barns to Blackmore Priory's pagoda church tower

  • Wild plants of Essex such as the Oxlip, and historic uses of local wild herbs like Agrimony

  • Essex wildlife from Brent Geese to oysters, and foxes to owls

  • Traditional Essex industries such as oyster fishing, salt-making and cloth weaving

  • Traditional Essex landscape management like woodland coppicing & pollarding

  • Origins of Essex's villages & towns 

Two Mills Independent Adult Education

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Twitter : @ECWcourse

Course Tutor

ROGER TABOR the biologist, naturalist, behaviourist, historian, broadcaster & author ran this popular course in Essex for over 40 years, initially at Havering, then Broomfield and for a number of years at Moulsham Mill, Chelmsford.


On TV he presented 'Animal Magic', 'Country File', 'Traditions of Christmas', 'The Mill's Life', 'Cats', 'Going Wild' etc.


He is national president of The British Naturalists' Association.


He received a heritage award for his restoration & conversion of an Essex watermill. He lives in a 400 year old timber-framed cottage in Essex.


Generations of his family were Essex oystermen back to the mid 1600s.


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