This database contains some of the books, papers and records held by Mersea Museum.

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201

Article

West Mersea Brickworks
ID TUP_BWK
Title West Mersea Brickworks
Abstract Clifford White's Brickworks were in Lower Kingsland Road. The works had been started by developers about 1905 but they were caught up in the the bankruptcies in 1914 and the works were acquired by Clifford White. The brickyard was in ...
Published 2006
Source Mersea Museum

202

Article

Some pieces of Mersea History by Peter Tucker
ID TUP_GEN
Title Some pieces of Mersea History by Peter Tucker
Abstract Peter Tucker tells us some Mersea history and gives us his views on it. Mersea development, Clifford White's Yard, the Fountain, Cresta Stores, the MOLLIETTE, a tale of JOCASTA and Fastnet. Many attempts were made over the years to bring Mersea up to the developers standards. London housing ...
Author Peter Tucker
Keywords patterson
Published 23 March 2006
Source Mersea Museum

203

Article

Evacuees and Wartime Life
ID TUP_VAC
Title Evacuees and Wartime Life
Abstract Early in the war it was decided to evacuate London children to the country. Mersea had to take very many of the poor kids, but as to why they should have been sent to a forward area of perhaps a battle yet to come, is one of the imponderables of Government thinking that as ever defies comprehension. ...
Author Peter Tucker
Published January 2008
Source Mersea Museum

204

Article

Mersea Home Guard by Peter Tucker
ID TUP_HOM
Title Mersea Home Guard by Peter Tucker
Abstract FOREWORD THE STORM CLOUDS GATHER. In the later part of my last year at Mersea School in 1938, we of the senior class became aware of a political crisis and rumours of the threat of War. There was little explanation of this from the teachers and the subject was more or less taboo. We ...
Author Peter Tucker
Keywords wellhouse, kiddiesland
Published February 2008
Source Mersea Museum

205

Article

OTHONA and other houseboats
ID ML2021_003_062
Title OTHONA and other houseboats
Abstract When I was a small toddler living in Barfield Road, my Dad used to take me out in my pushchair while Mum cooked Sunday dinner. The route was usually down Coast Road by the houseboats and this was in the early 1930s when yachts and other vessels were coming in to be converted to houseboats. I'm ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

206

Article

James Thomson killed 28 March 1918
ID IYS_186
Title James Thomson killed 28 March 1918
Abstract THOMSON James Rank: Private G/48138 Royal Fusiliers 4th Bn, 9th Brigade, 3rd Division Date of death 28 March 1918 Age 27 James was the son of James Thomson, of Butler's Farm. This farm straddled the Parish ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Published 27 October 2007
Source Mersea Museum

207

Article

William Griffin Francis killed 23 April 1917
ID IYS_145
Title William Griffin Francis killed 23 April 1917
Abstract FRANCIS, William G. Private Service No. 41658 C Company 9th Platoon 17th Battalion Manchester Regiment Formerly G/15906, Royal West Kent Regiment. ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

208

Article

Frederick Robert Francis killed 25 November 1916
ID IYS_041
Title Frederick Robert Francis killed 25 November 1916
Abstract FRANCIS, FREDERICK ROBERT Rank: Deck Hand Stoker Service No. 4009SD Service: Royal Naval Reserve HMS BURNLEY Date of death 25 November 1916 Age 21 Frederick was the son of William and Helena [Elenor] Francis of ...
Source Mersea Museum

209

Article

Clifford William Wyncoll killed 3 November 1916
ID IYS_035
Title Clifford William Wyncoll killed 3 November 1916
Abstract WYNCOLL Clifford William Rank: Shoeing Smith 98046 Royal Field Artillery "B" Battery 173rd Brigade Date of death 3 November 1916 Age 18 Clifford was the son of Thomas and Emily Eliza Wyncoll of Church Cottage, ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

210

Article

Peldon Hostel Post-War: the Polish
ID PH01_HPW
Title Peldon Hostel Post-War: the Polish
Abstract As you drive out of Peldon west towards Wigborough and leave the 30mph speed limit, just past the drive to Harvey's Farm on the right is a dilapidated building half-hidden by bushes and trees behind a wooden five-bar gate. This was The Hostel. During the Second World War the hostel had been ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

211

Article

The Bullock Family Part 2 The Peldon Connection
ID PH01_BLP
Title The Bullock Family Part 2 The Peldon Connection
Abstract The Story so far. Early in the 1500s John Bullock, a member of the wealthy Bullock family of Arborfield in Berkshire came to Moulshams Manor in Great Wigborough and together with his wife, Margaret, settled with their three sons and a daughter. The children were all to marry and have families and ...
Author Elaine Barker
Keywords brick house
Published February 2021
Source Mersea Museum

212

Article

Motor barge GOTHIC lost December 1937
ID JSK_001
Title Motor barge GOTHIC lost December 1937
Abstract The GOTHIC was a large steel barge belonging to E J & W Goldsmith of Fenchurch Street, EC3. She was built as a sailing barge at Krimpen in Holland 1904, one of several built there for Goldsmiths at the time. In 1933 she was converted by James Pollock, Faversham, to a twin screw motor barge ...
Published February 2021
Source Mersea Museum

213

Article

Reverend Llewellyn Christopher Watson Bullock
ID PH01_BLL
Title Reverend Llewellyn Christopher Watson Bullock
Abstract The Reverend Llewellyn Christopher Watson Bullock was instituted as incumbent of St Stephen's Church, Great Wigborough in 1925. It was his final appointment before retiring in 1933 having moved to Great Wigborough from ...
Author Elaine Barker
Keywords revd, rev
Published February 2021
Source Mersea Museum

214

Article

The Cold War
ID TUP_CWA
Title The Cold War
Abstract An occurrence took place at Mersea which went mostly unnoticed and as far as I know unrecorded. Although it happened on Council ground it is doubtful that this body had any say or were even consulted. The fore-going I must stress is quite unsupported but there has been no indication of it in any ...
Author Peter Tucker
Source Mersea Museum

215

Article

Arthur Hugh Sebborn killed 27 April 1917
ID IYS_149
Title Arthur Hugh Sebborn killed 27 April 1917
Abstract SEBBORN, ARTHUR HUGH Rank: Private Service No. 29867 Wiltshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion Date of death 27 April 1917 Age 24 Arthur was the ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

216

Article

Dengie Ranges, Bradwell-on-Sea
ID KBC_DRA
Title Dengie Ranges, Bradwell-on-Sea
Abstract Description of the Bombing Range built off the Dengie peninsular from 1936 onwards. In 1948 the American Air force, chiefly from Wethersfield began using the range, using the "Newlands" of "Eastlands. Pyramid shaped position markers near St. Peter's Chapel pointed to the target. However, because ...
Source Mersea Museum / Kevin Bruce Collection

217

Article

Typhoon aircraft down in the River
ID ML2021_002_059
Title Typhoon aircraft down in the River
Abstract Typhoon aircraft down in the River Blackwater The New Year brought a very interesting Email to Mersea Museum, from Mark Pottinger. The name was not familiar, until Mark explained that his father was the pilot of the Hawker Typhoon fighter aircraft that had to ditch in the River Blackwater on ...
Published February 2021
Source Mersea Museum

218

Article

Restoration of St Mary the Virgin, Peldon
ID PH01_PCR
Title Restoration of St Mary the Virgin, Peldon
Abstract St Mary the Virgin, Peldon : Restoration The building of Grade 1 listed St Mary the Virgin in Peldon , like most English country churches, is a mixture of ages and styles. We can only guess at what the original Anglo-Saxon church, recorded in the Domesday book, looked like. It would ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

219

Article

Typhoon crash in River Blackwater - the pilot's story
ID MPO_011
Title Typhoon crash in River Blackwater - the pilot's story
Abstract Extracts from diary of the pilot, Ron Pottinger Ron Pottinger and Typhoon aircraft at Manston, 1943 Taking off from Bradwell Bay and subsequent ditching in the River Blackwater at Night! Wednesday 22nd March ...
Author Ron Pottinger
Keywords hawker typhoon, aircraft, fighter
Source Mersea Museum

220

Article

Typhoon salvage - River Blackwater
ID REG_2005_TYP
Title Typhoon salvage - River Blackwater
Abstract On 22 March 1944 Hawker Typhoon R8895, flown by Flt. Sgt. R.W. Pottinger, belonging to No. 3 Squadron based at Bradwell Bay, came down in the River Blackwater. The Squadron record states that the engine over-revved on take-off for dark night-flying practice. The pilot could not make height and ...
Author Brian Jay
Keywords r.8895
Published June 2005
Source Mersea Museum

221

Article

Hugh Green, 19th Century West Mersea Doctor and Surgeon
ID DHG_001
Title Hugh Green, 19th Century West Mersea Doctor and Surgeon
Abstract Hugh Green, 19th Century West Mersea Doctor and Surgeon 1823-1895 Hugh Green was the second of four children born to William Green and Charlotte Emily Green (née Cooper) of Coddenham Hall, Boxford, Suffolk. ...
Author Simon Eagle
Source Mersea Museum

222

Article

Alan Cudmore remembers Games Farm in Peldon
ID PH01_GMS
Title Alan Cudmore remembers Games Farm in Peldon
Abstract Alan Cudmore lived in Peldon between about 1946 and 1954 as a teenager used to help the farmer at Games Farm, Jack Stockley. What follows are his memories. Jack Stockley and his wife Diana were at Games Farm when I came to live in Peldon. His father farmed at Akenham in Suffolk and in ...
Source Mersea Museum

223

Article

Church Seating for the Poor
ID PH01_CSP
Title Church Seating for the Poor
Abstract Church Seating for the Poor Great Wigborough and Peldon In storage at St Stephen's Church, Great Wigborough, is a framed board which used to hang upon the church wall and records the installing of free church seating ...
Source Mersea Museum

224

Article

Mersea at War
ID ML2021_001_050
Title Mersea at War
Abstract I am often asked what it was like on Mersea Island during the Second World War. Well, the answer is a lot different to what it is now. I lived throughout the war in Suffolk Avenue in a new bungalow my dad had built while working for local builder Clifford White & Co. We moved in August 1939 from 6 ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

225

Article

Recollections of Mike Watson
ID PH01_MWA
Title Recollections of Mike Watson
Abstract RECOLLECTIONS OF MIKE WATSON By Geoff Gonella Peldon History Project Mike and Jane Watson have lived in Peldon for many years, and have taken part in a variety of local activities. In the company of Elaine Barker I was fortunate to interview Mike in December 2017, at their charming and ...
Author Geoff Gonella
Published 12 December 2020
Source Mersea Museum

226

Article

Church Cottage, Peldon
ID PH01_COT
Title Church Cottage, Peldon
Abstract Church Cottage, Peldon Early 17th century timberframed and plastered house with some brick. Red plain tile roof. One storey. Two window range double hung vertical sliding sashes. rear extension with pantile roof. Double range plan, with newel staircase British Listed Buildings ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published 12 December 2020
Source Mersea Museum

227

Article

Morant history 1768 - the Wigboroughs
ID WIG_MOR
Title Morant history 1768 - the Wigboroughs
Abstract Philip Morant's The History and Antiquities of Essex 1768 Great Wigborough, Salcot Wigborough and Little Wigborough Wigborough Two contiguous Parishes so named stand west of those we have been last describing. The name is formed from the two Saxon words, Wig , a battle, and burg ...
Author Elaine Barker
Keywords viners, copt hall, faulkborne
Published 1768
Source Mersea Museum

228

Article

Frederick Thomas Hicks
ID IYS_180
Title Frederick Thomas Hicks
Abstract HICKS, FREDERICK THOMAS Rank: Private Service No. 30923 Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment 7th Battalion Date of death 25 April 1918 Age 24 Frederick Hicks was born in Nutfield, Surrey and was baptised 19 November ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

229

Article

David Laurence Talbot
ID IYS_200
Title David Laurence Talbot
Abstract TALBOT, DAVID LAURENCE Rank: Private Service No. 41941 Regiment: Suffolk ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

230

Article

Robert Leslie Coppin, Langenhoe, died 21 October 1941
ID OOD_214
Title Robert Leslie Coppin, Langenhoe, died 21 October 1941
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles for Abberton and Langenhoe ROBERT LESLIE COPPIN Aircraftman 2nd Class, Service No. 1134494 6 Service Flying Training School, Royal Air Force ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Keywords NEVILL
Source Mersea Museum

231

Article

Alan Cudmore: Peldon Reminiscences
ID PH01_PCM
Title Alan Cudmore: Peldon Reminiscences
Abstract I have been in touch with Alan Cudmore, now in his eighties and living in Hertfordshire, whose family lived in Peldon, probably from 1843 right through to 1970. I had come across Alan's family when researching, Honeysuckle Cottage on Lower Road then called Olde Home; his grandad, Joshua, bought the ...
Source Mersea Museum

232

Article

Some Record of the Parish of Peldon
ID PH01_SRP
Title Some Record of the Parish of Peldon
Abstract Book in Essex Record Office Reference D/P 287/28/6 (not digitised) This volume was begun by the Rev C.R. Harrison who was the rector of St Mary's Church, Peldon between 1855 and 1867. During his incumbency he wrote of the parish records, church lands, churchwardens, school, rectory house, the ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

233

Article

Proposed new Power Station at Bradwell
ID ML2020_012_059
Title Proposed new Power Station at Bradwell
Abstract In the last issue there were accusations of scaremongering with an illustration that appeared in the October edition of Mersea Life showing steam belching from cooling towers and the scale of the towers being out of proportion to the existing power station. I think the proportions are right and any ...
Author Ron Green
Published December 2020
Source Mersea Museum

234

Article

1891 Census - recorded occupations Mersea Island
ID CEN_1891_OCC
Title 1891 Census - recorded occupations Mersea Island
Abstract Census East and West Mersea 1891 1,407 named people are listed 458 Male 15 years or older 292 Male under 15 401 Female 15 years or older 257 Female under 15 Recorded occupations (not all people have occupation recorded) Male ...
Author Tony Millatt
Published 5 April 1891
Source Mersea Museum

235

Article

HMS YORK visit to Clacton 1930s
ID CPR_VST
Title HMS YORK visit to Clacton 1930s
Abstract

Mersea Museum recently had an email from Peter Watts of Clacton Pier Company, with 4 small photographs taken on Clacton Pier. They had the same photographic markings on the back, but no clues as to the date or the event. Two photographs show a Royal Navy cruiser at anchor, one ...

Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

236

Article

Peldon Home Guard - Beyond the Photo
ID PH01_HG2
Title Peldon Home Guard - Beyond the Photo
Abstract PELDON HOME GUARD - BEYOND THE PHOTO Peldon History Project Researched & compiled by Geoff Gonella Introduction Many local residents and visitors have probably seen the group photograph the Peldon Home Guard, which has been on display in the Peldon Rose Public house for many years. ...
Author Geoff Gonella
Source Mersea Museum

237

Article

The Coat of Arms in Peldon Church
ID PH01_ARM
Title The Coat of Arms in Peldon Church
Abstract The Coat of Arms over the North door, now the door into the new kitchen, belongs to the reign of George III (1760 - 1820), and probably dates to sometime after the King's accession. The original was restored in 1967, ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published November 2020
Source Mersea Museum

238

Article

Ship Money
ID PH01_SHM
Title Ship Money
Abstract In 1634, with Charles I on the throne, Parliament had not convened for six years. The King, wanting to raise money, had no intention of following the usual course of recalling Parliament and decided to levy a tax known as Ship Money. This was a tax extending back into the medieval period, last ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

239

Article

Recollections of the Village Blacksmith, Peldon Village
ID PH01_RBM
Title Recollections of the Village Blacksmith, Peldon Village
Abstract Recollections of the Village Blacksmith, Peldon Village circa 1950 The Forge or Smithy fronts the top road and overlooks the Common. It is a timber framed building with typical Essex black weather-boarding under a tiled ...
Source Mersea Museum

240

Article

Peldon and the Mayors of Colchester
ID PH01_MYR
Title Peldon and the Mayors of Colchester
Abstract Colchester boasts the longest surviving borough mayoralty in Essex which is also amongst the oldest in the country. This year (2020), Peldon's Robert Davidson, farmer of Brick House Farm, has become the 188th mayor of Colchester and his wife Liz, the lady mayoress. In the midst of the coronavirus ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published November 2020
Source Mersea Museum

241

Article

Alexander Jamieson Duncan killed by mine Mersea Island
ID WW2_AJD
Title Alexander Jamieson Duncan killed by mine Mersea Island
Abstract Alexander Jamieson Duncan Second Lieutenant 91196 8th Bn Royal Scots Buried Inveresk Parish Churchyard Son of the Revd. David Duncan and Catherine Duncan; husband of Isobel Fordyce Duncan, of Plockton, Ross and Cromarty Killed on Mersea Island in accident with mine. Reference: National ...
Author Roger Bullen
Published 12 September 1940
Source Mersea Museum

242

Article

Vincent Magson killed by mine 1945
ID WW2_VJM
Title Vincent Magson killed by mine 1945
Abstract Vincent John Magson Vincent Magson was born 1929 and was the adopted son of Winifred M. Magson née Crampion and Frederick Magson. Winfred and Frederick had married in 1925 and come to live in Mersea, initially in Captains Road and then at 2 Rainbow Road. Frederick was a retired Royal ...
Author Tony Millatt
Published 8 March 1945
Source Mersea Museum

243

Article

Ian Michell killed by mine 1945
ID WW2_IVM
Title Ian Michell killed by mine 1945
Abstract Ian Michell 1927-1945

Ian Michell - Air Training Corps Ian with his parents Ian Victor Michell was born in 1927, ...

Author Tony Millatt
Published 8 March 1945
Source Mersea Museum

244

Article

Martin Aurel King
ID WW2_MAK
Title Martin Aurel King
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles for West Mersea Martin Aurel King Pilot Officer 42845, Royal Air Force 249 (Gold Coast) Squadron Shot down over Southampton 16 August 1940, age 18. Buried Fawley, Hampshire, 22 August 1940 Martin Aurel King was born 15 October 1921 in West Mersea to George ...
Source Mersea Museum

245

Article

Corporal Herbert William Christmas
ID WW1_CHR
Title Corporal Herbert William Christmas
Abstract WW1 Memorial Profiles for Great wigborough HERBERT WILLIAM CHRISTMAS Corporal Service No. 127577 73rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) (Enlisted at Woodstock, Canada) Died 1 March 1917 age 21. Buried Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, Souchez. France. Commemorated ...
Author Roger Bullen / Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

246

Article

The Mazengarbs of Copt Hall, Little Wigborough
ID LWG_MZG
Title The Mazengarbs of Copt Hall, Little Wigborough
Abstract Walkers have long enjoyed the wild peace and seclusion of the Copt Hall marshes, many will have popped into the little church of St Nicholas (now sadly closed permanently) with its piece of WW1 Zeppelin mounted on the wall ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

247

Article

Married Clergy in the reigns of Mary and Elizabeth
ID PH01_MCL
Title Married Clergy in the reigns of Mary and Elizabeth
Abstract Great Wigborough and Peldon The first official action in English history specifically permitting clergy to marry was presented to Convocation in December 1547 and then to Parliament by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer. He himself had married in the early 1530s during the reign of Henry VIII after the ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

248

Article

Methodism in Peldon
ID PH01_MPL
Title Methodism in Peldon
Abstract Ben Cudmore's account of Methodism in Peldon, probably written in the early 1960s before Peldon's chapel closed in 1970. The Cudmore family first appears in the censuses for Peldon in 1851 and Ben and his family lived in Honeysuckle Cottage (known then as 'Olde Home'), Lower Road, after his ...
Author Ben Cudmore
Source Mersea Museum

249

Article

West Mersea Brickworks
ID ML2020_011_075
Title West Mersea Brickworks
Abstract West Mersea had a brickworks. In 1905 the Mersea Brick and Iron Company was advertising Red Facing Bricks and Tiles. Behind the company was a developer from London, involved in the ambitious development plans for Mersea before World War 1, but the brickworks was run by Maurice Thorp, a local ...
Author Ron Green
Published November 2020
Source Mersea Museum

250

Article

The Wigboroughs in WW2
ID WIG_WW2
Title The Wigboroughs in WW2
Abstract On 14th January 1939 the neighbourhood news in the Essex County Standard reported the first of a series of six Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.) lectures to volunteers from Peldon and Wigborough in Peldon School. About 40 were present and first aid demonstrations were given by the St John's Ambulance. ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum
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