The Essex Journal began publication in 1966 with a new Editorial Board formed in 1989. Adrian Corder-Birch served as Chairman of the Board since 1997, but this was surpassed by Martin Stuchfield who was a founder member of the Board and ultimately served as a consultant providing sound advice and support that was greatly appreciated.
In 2007 we were fortunate to recruit the services of Neil Wiffen, as Editor. Neil, not only continued the good work of previous editors, but also has made his own mark with new features and special 'tribute' editions.
The Editorial Board has been supported by many good members over the years who; deserve our grateful thanks. The final members include Geraldine Willden, the Treasurer for many years; Samantha Butler, an excellent Secretary; and the late Stan Newens, a very loyal 'ambassador' for Essex Journal.
The Editorial Board was wound up on 31st December 2020 with the Essex Society for Archaeology and History (ESAH) assuming responsibility for publishing from 1st January 2021. Plans are progressing for the compilation of an index for the first 55 volumes that will be launched at an event to be held on Saturday, 30th October 2021 at Galleywood Heritage Centre.
Steve Pollington has been appointed as the new Editor. He has previous editorial experience and is a specialist on Anglo Saxon history, being the author of several books.