Holmehurst - Peace and Plenty on a Loughton Hill

Holmehurst - Peace and Plenty on a Loughton Hill

By Margaret Pollitt Brown and Lynn Haseldine Jones

Published by LDHS, 140 pages. Paperback (N8106)

From the rear side cover: The beautifully designed property and estate called Holmehurst at Loughton, has a wealth of history and its owners and their families have made significant contributions to their local community. This book tells the story of Holmehurst's first 100 years.

Theophilus Westhorp helped to build Buckhurst Hill Congregational Church and invented an antiseptic, surgical lint to help in wound healing; Frederick Lewis Edwards was a philanthropist; Edmund Rochford, a member of the Rochford horticultural dynasty, created experimental greenhouses on the estate and grew food for the WW1 war effort; 'Villiam vVorkman saved Holmehurst from destruction; Swedish-born Oscar Andren never lived there but let it to the Red Cross and others to provide' peace' and sanctuary for countless people, including Holocaust survivors. Finally, the Collinson family rescued Holme­hurst from dereliction and destruction after WW2 and turned it once more, into a comfortable family home...

The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.