LINKS : HISTORY
Dunmow may be most famous for the Flitch Trials, but Easton Lodge is nearby and the town once had its own railway, as well as an airbase during WWII:
|› 190 Squadron (RAF)|
Between 1944 and 1946, 190 Squadron of the RAF was based in Great Dunmow with its Stirling and Halifax aircraft. The unit was involved in various operations towards the end of the war, including Operation Varsity - the crossing of the Rhine.
|› Dunmow Flitch Trials|
The Dunmow Flitch Trials exist to award a flitch (side) of bacon to married couples (who may come from anywhere in the world) if they can satisfy the Judge and Jury of 6 maidens and 6 bachelors that in ' twelvemonth and a day' they have 'not wisht themselves unmarried again'.
|› Dunmow Museum|
Our museum was opened in 2001 and is located in the town centre. The museum records not only aspects of the social history and economic development of Dunmow and the surrounding area, but much that is the shared heritage of us all.
|› Easton Lodge|
In 1865, at the age of 3, Frances Evelyn Maynard inherited Easton Lodge, together with 14,000 acres and a personal income of millions. She married at 21, became the Countess of Warwick and established a great country house. Her much publicised friendship with the Prince Of Wales, a frequent guest at Easton, was the scandal of the day...
|› Genes Reunited|
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|› Great Dunmow Maltings|
The Great Dunmow Maltings is an outstanding surviving example of the early malting and brewing industry and was last used productively in the late 1940s as part of the old Dunmow Brewery Company. This award winning attraction also houses the Great Dunmow Museum, which features many artefacts and displays illustrating the history of the town.
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