Peldon History Project is working to record the history of the village of Peldon.

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Documents, cuttings

Peldon's Early History

Peldon's Archaeology  
Domesday Book
Early Peldon wills and documents other transcribed
Comyn's Charity
Peldon, John Ball, and the Peasants' Revolt
Peldon and Henry VIII
1636 Ship Money - Peldon and Winstree Hundred
Sequestration of Rector of Peldon 1643
The Great Plague of Colchester and London
Essex during The French Wars. The fear of invasion
Peldon in 1768 - Philip Morant
Peldon in 1831 - Wright and Bartlett
A description of Peldon in 1848
Peldon in Essex. Village over the Marshes by Kay Gilmour
Published in 1955 after Kay died. A comprehensive history of the village to that date.
It was transcribed 2022/2023 and is available here.

Peldon Parish Church

Peldon Church Histories
Rectors of Peldon
Restoration of St Mary the Virgin
Peldon Church Bells
The Coat of Arms in Peldon Church
"Burial in Wool" in early Parish Records
Married Clergy in the reign of Mary and Elizabeth
Church Seating for the Poor
Peldon and the Mozart Connection

Peldon Houses and Buildings

Peldon Methodist Chapel
Methodism in Peldon by Ben Cudmore
Peldon Village Hall
Peldon School
Peldon Rectories
Pyefleet House
Peldon Hall Cottage - Chris and Archie Moore
Peldon Lodge
Barnards Cottages    
Brick House Farm Peldon    
Church Cottage
Games Farmhouse by Elaine Barker
Games Farm - Alan Cudmore remembers
Mr Great's House Kemps Farm
Home Farm
Honeysuckle Cottage
The Mystery of Honor Villa and Goings Cottages
Ives Farm
Malting Cottage
Malting Farm and Rolls Farm - Linda Starling
History of Moor Farm
Pete Hall - a two part history by Simon Eagle
Pete Tye Farm
Priest's House
Ransomes Farm
Whitakers on Lower Road

The Peldon Rose and The Plough

The Plough Public House
History of the Peldon Rose
Pullens of the Peldon Rose
Sparrow Pie at the Peldon Rose
Iris and Charles Ollivant at the Peldon Rose

World Wars

Peldon's War Dead
Peldon in WW1 from School Log Books
Evacuees come to Peldon
Preparations for a German Invasion
Peldon Home Guard - Beyond the Photo
Some Record of the Parish of Peldon (A Vicar's Book)
Auxiliary Units in WW2
Farmers' evictions in WW2, and the Peldon Protest
Women's Land Army in Essex in WW2
Peldon Hostel Post-War: the Polish
The War Years - Peldon. By Phyllis Day nee Wilson
David Wilson Merchant Seaman - The POWs Story
Charlton Cyril Mason died 24 February 1944
John Scales RAFVR died 20 December 1943
See also John Scales Bomber Pilot by Geoff Gonella

Peldon People

Alfred George Baldwin died 24 March 1918
Yvonne & Ronnie Barbor of Lanhams, Lodge Lane
The Beans of Peldon Hall
The Bullock Family Part 2 The Peldon Connection
John Linnett Clarke

The Coans

Alan Cudmore - Peldon Reminiscenses

Peldon and the Mayors of Colchester

Private Dines died 4 November 1918

Peldon Hostel Post-War: the Polish

The Fenns of Lower Road

Ernest Frederick Gladwell 1890-1915

June Martin nee Goody

Leslie Grimes - Artist and Cartoonist

Herbert Harrison - killed in the First Boer War

The Hyams - Shopkeepers of Peldon

Mark Hyam - 1889 - 1990

The Mallett Family; Sailors and Shopkeeper

Les Malshinger

Martin Family of Moor Farm

Mason Family of Hill House

John Milgate - boatbuilder of Shell Cottage  

Percy William Mortlock died 14 March 1915

Nymann the Dane

Harry Ponder 1882 - 1979

Ernie Richardson - lived by the Strood

George Scales - farmer

Daniel Rich - a Peldon smuggler

Harry and Angelina Smith - married 1875 

Recollections of Mike Watson 

The Wooldridge Family of Kemps Farm

    Dora Banfield The Land Girl's Story

    Geoffrey Wooldridge

Spring Wyncoll

The Whiting Family of Peldon

Ivor Walklett - Ginetta Cars

More ...

1953 Flood

Peldon and the Great Colchester Earthquake of 1884

Abberton Reservoir - what was there before

Peldon's Blacksmiths and Forge

Peldon Fair

Peldon's Poor and the Poorhouse

Peldon and the influenza pandemic 1918-19

Captain Swing Peldon Wages Riot

Peldon and the National Agricultural Labourers' Union

The Mills and Millers of Peldon

Peldon Stores - Dansies

Peldon Post Offices

Peldon's Carriers and early bus services

Recollections of the Village Blacksmith

Peldon Neigbourhood News

Peldon Church Histories

Essex Cheese

The Foresters of Mersea and Peldon

Peldon Art Group  

Peldon Village Pump  

Peldon Service Station  


The Peldon Vulture

Magic Lantern Shows in Peldon

Straw Plaiting

Peldon Tug of War Team

100 years of bus services to Peldon

And straying over the border...

Bernard Ratcliffe of Little Wigborough
A farmworker in Fingringhoe in 1944 by Daphne Allen

Peldon History Project

Mission, topics covered, contacts, background

  Peldon Shop in the 1920s
S.C. White & Co. Peldon shop in the 1920s
Peldon Rose around 1905
Peldon Rose around 1905
Lost - Peldon Hole, now under the Reservoir
Lost - Peldon Hole, now under the Reservoir
Peldon Church c1911
St Mary's Church, Peldon circa 1911
Peldon Ploug
Peldon Plough
Peldon Blacksmith
Blacksmith Hill c1911