Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Hockley Made an Interesting Walk

[An image showing Hockley Made an Interesting Walk]I was in Southend recently to lead another Guided Walk in the area. This time, it was "Hockley".

This was actually the first time I had led a walk around Hockley, so was of particular interest.

We looked at Hockley`s origins as a clearing in the great Essex Forest, and its failed development as a spa town before moving its location with the advent of the railway.

We ventured a little way into the still extensive Hockley Woods and up to the parish church, where Father Jeff was kind enough to open for us.

Everybody enjoyed the afternoon.