A potted history

A potted history – the story of Hedingham’s curious collectables

Posted: October 8, 2018   •   Posted in: General News   •   Tagged: ,

Edward Bingham founded what is known as the Hedingham Potteries in 1837, also known as and often frowned upon, as Hedingham ware. The fine clay found in the area was utilised and very few materials and equipment were purchased, which, say its detractors, of which there are many, is evident in its often crude finishes. […]

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Manège in Dunmow, Essex

Dream Homes – Equestrian facilities

Posted: August 9, 2018   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , ,

One of the best things about living in East Anglia is the miles and miles of unspoilt English countryside. And what better way to explore this green space than with a hack on a beautiful horse. For those of us lucky enough to be able to keep our mounts at home, we know the delight that […]

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David Burr Dream Homes: Thatched Roofs

Dream Homes – Thatched Roofs

Posted: May 11, 2018   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , ,

Beautiful to look at, thatched roofs have that ‘olde worlde’ charm. They’re romantic and make a house feel ‘alive’. Made of straw and reed it is no wonder a thatched house seems to breathe. Eco-friendly, reed is a great insulator, keeping your home warm and quiet. Especially popular in our region – nearly a tenth […]

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Ponds, lakes & water features

Dream homes – Ponds, lakes & water features

Posted: April 16, 2018   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: ,

When you think of a garden, you’ll no doubt think of flowers and freshly mown lawns, maybe even a vegetable patch. But no truly attractive garden is complete without a water feature. A haven for wildlife, ponds, lakes or a fountain are beneficial to nature as well as attractive to look at. Water features are […]

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remembering Lovejoy

Embracing farce and remembering Lovejoy

Posted: February 20, 2018   •   Posted in: Just for fun, Local Interest   •   Tagged:

The face may be familar – Caroline Langrishe appeared in the locally filmed TV favourite Lovejoy – and now she has been back in the region in a comedy classic. More about her time playing opposite Ian McShane’s loveable rogue later. This winter Caroline has been among the all- star cast of How the Other […]

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Horseheath point-to-point

David Burr to sponsor Horseheath point-to-point

Posted: January 30, 2018   •   Posted in: General News, Local Interest   •   Tagged: ,

A key venue for point-to-point racing in East Anglia for over 40 years, a day at Horseheath is a fabulous event for the whole family. Centered around the horse and rider rather than the betting opportunities presented, point-to-point racing is unique in the field of horse racing. Found four miles west of Haverhill, spectators can […]

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Best time to sell

When is the best time to sell your property in East Anglia?

Posted: January 23, 2018   •   Posted in: Financial advice, Properties   •   Tagged: ,

For example, some people believe their property won’t sell in the autumn, or that there’s no point in listing in December. These assumptions are both wrong. The way people search for properties has changed. Through the internet, potential home buyers are now able to search for properties 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. […]

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Dream homes – wine cellars & cosy kitchens

Dream homes – wine cellars & cosy kitchens

Posted: December 4, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , ,

Christmas is a time for celebration. The giving of presents, gathering of family and the enjoyment of good food and drink. For many, Christmas Dinner is the highlight of the festivities. Roast turkey, stuffing, gravy, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire puddings, veg and gravy. Maybe a glass of wine or two. Eating Christmas dinner is a […]

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Dream homes – Cosy living rooms

Posted: October 3, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , , , ,

The living room, the lounge or the sitting room. Whatever you call it, it’s usually the room in which you spend a significant percentage of your downtime. It’s where you watch the television, entertain friends, read a book or enjoy games with the family. Living rooms are often described as comfortable, spacious and elegant. In […]

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Buy to let

Buy-to-Let: Should I consider becoming a landlord?

Posted: September 26, 2017   •   Posted in: Financial advice   •   Tagged: , ,

A long-term venture, buy-to-let can be a minefield for new investors. Becoming a landlord can have great financial rewards, but there are many factors to be aware of. Legislation that came into effect in 2016 means there are now higher stamp duty taxes to pay on buy-to-let properties, for example. And the tax relief you […]

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