Newport History

Welcome. These few pages reflect a small but vibrant, rural community in the top corner of Essex. 

Newport enjoys good connections with the rest of the world, having excellent bus, train, plane and road services that can bring you into our peaceful village.

The village of Newport possibly goes back 250,000 years, gets mentioned in The Domesday Book in 1086, and had a flourishing Saxon market. St Marys Church dates back to 13th Century. Newport boasts an historic Grammar School, founded in 1588 by Dame Joyce Frankland, which continues to have close ties with Cambridge University. 

We’d like to share the pride and pleasure that residents, businesses, friends and family, have for Newport.

 

Membership of the Group costs £8 per year, and members receive information about proposed excursions during the summer to places of interest:  in 2014, for instance, we visited Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge, and we are planning a visit to Bletchley Park in the summer of 2015. 

Non-members are welcome at all meetings, though there is a charge of £2 per meeting (£1 for those in full-time education). 

Information about the Group's acitivities is published in each issue of Newport News, and is available from the Chairman, Anthony Tuck, telephone 543833.