Category Archives: Peoples of Essex

Peoples of Essex newsletter: Black History Month

‘Peoples of Essex’ is a three year project learning about the history of the people who settled in Essex and representing their stories through digital media. Migrants to Colchester have contributed to the history and heritage of Essex, developing the face of Colchester through its fame for textiles. Colchester became a creative hub for weaving and textile work due to...

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Peoples of Essex – Project Launch

Signals is proud to announce the launch Peoples of Essex, a three-year project identifying and representing the contribution made to Essex by migrant communities throughout history, and documenting contemporary stories. Known locally as the ‘Dutch Weavers’ the 16th century Flemish refugees are at the centre of the project, some settled in Colchester, skilled in weaving they brought prosperity to the...

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