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.
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
Twitter : @ECWcourse
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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