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

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401

Article

Paglesham Oysters. The Mersea connection.
ID ML2019_009_022
Title Paglesham Oysters. The Mersea connection.
Abstract The recent purchase of a postcard showing a view of the Paglesham Oyster pits c 1910 led me to look out the delightful little book Toasted Cheese and Cinders by Miss Sybil Brand . I was privileged to get to know this lovely ...
Author Ron Green
Published September 2019
Source Mersea Museum

402

Article

The Peldon Rectory
ID PH01_RTY
Title The Peldon Rectory
Abstract Today, the old Victorian Rectory on Church Road, in the heart of the village, houses young adults for Autism Anglia. With new houses built in front of the stately red brick building on what was once a fine garden with lawns and specimen trees, the building is no longer visible from the road. ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published August 2019
Source Mersea Museum

403

Article

The Devil and the Wood - the Virley devil
ID ELS_101
Title The Devil and the Wood - the Virley devil
Abstract The celebrated Virley Devil Legend belongs equally to Tolleshunt Knights. It is generally recounted as follows: When they dug the land in the Devil's Wood and started to build the house, they worked first day and left a man on guard at night with his three spey bitches. In the night Satan came and ...
Source Mersea Museum / Owen Ellis

404

Article

The St. Peter's Quartet by Owen Ellis
ID ELS_070
Title The St. Peter's Quartet by Owen Ellis
Abstract ...
Source Mersea Museum

405

Article

An old lady remembers - Isabella Rosa Dawson
ID MIS_1968_IRD
Title An old lady remembers - Isabella Rosa Dawson
Abstract More than 150 years ago [ in 1968 ], Professor Horace Hayman Wilson sent his six year old son home to England in the care of the ship's captain from Calcutta. The voyage took nearly six months. Some years later the boy married a lady from North Farm, East Mersea. A marquee was put up for the ...
Author Alan Dawson
Source Mersea Museum

406

Article

East Mersea Tales - the Wilson family
ID WSN_TLS
Title East Mersea Tales - the Wilson family
Abstract For many years around the beginning of the 20th Century, the Wilson family spent a lot of time in East Mersea. They were from London, but they rented Myth Cottage at East Mersea and perhaps other cottages. Many of the family stayed in Mersea for long periods. The children were adventurous and the ...
Source Mersea Museum

407

Article

A Farmworker in Fingringhoe in 1944
ID PH01_DAL
Title A Farmworker in Fingringhoe in 1944
Abstract A FARMWORKER IN FINGRINGHOE IN 1944 by Daphne Allen Having left school aged 16, all I wanted to do was work on a farm, and my parents - I was the youngest of four girls - always encouraged us to do what we wanted to. So I started work at Fingringhoe Hall. Col. and Mrs. Furneaux lived at the ...
Author Daphne Allen
Source Mersea Museum

408

Article

Women's Institute Halls
ID ML2019_008_022
Title Women's Institute Halls
Abstract Two Ladies recently called in to the Museum asking what we had on the early days of West Mersea Women's Institute. Something they said was of special interest to me as they believed the present headquarters in Kingsland Road was put up by the army in 1939. I knew it wasn't put up until after the War ...
Author Ron Green
Keywords rudduck
Published August 2019
Source Mersea Museum

409

Article

The Dad's Army of Mersea
ID CNS_005_025
Title The Dad's Army of Mersea
Abstract Peter Tucker of Norfolk Avenue was a member of the Home Guard prior to his service in the RAF in 1942 at the tender age of 17. He tells the story of his time there. May I as a former member of the LOCAL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS, L.D.V. to give them their correct title, and later the Home Guard, ...
Author Peter Tucker
Published June 2006
Source Mersea Museum

410

Article

The Foresters of Mersea and Peldon
ID PH01_AOF
Title The Foresters of Mersea and Peldon
Abstract Ancient Order of Foresters: Court 5105 According to A History of Court Sailors' Home, West Mersea 1867 -1967 by Sybil Brand , The 'Court Sailors' Home', West Mersea, was founded on 4th September 1867 and its first ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published 18 June 2019
Source Mersea Museum

411

Article

Mark Hyam 1889 - 1990
ID IYS_031
Title Mark Hyam 1889 - 1990
Abstract Mark Hyam was son of Samuel Hyam (1839 - 1916) who started a grocery business in Peldon. The shop was later run by Mark's half-brother Clem. Mark was born in Peldon 25 May 1889 to parents Samuel and Eliza. Eliza was Samuel's second wife. In 1891 the family were living in The Shop in Peldon ...
Source Mersea Museum

412

Article

The Fenns of Lower Road
ID PH01_FEN
Title The Fenns of Lower Road
Abstract If you looked west to east along the left hand side of Lower Road 100 years ago, the buildings then standing would have been Spring Cottage, (nursery and Post Office), the Methodist Chapel next door then an open field until The Plough Inn. Part of the field became known as 'Garden Field' and was ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

413

Article

The Clifford White & Co Empire
ID ML2019_006_022
Title The Clifford White & Co Empire
Abstract Memory Lane The Clifford White & Co Empire In the May issue I mentioned Samuel White's son Clifford Manning White who was a prominent businessman on Mersea Island. He started his building business early in the 20th century and in the 1911 census for West Mersea he is listed as a Builder and ...
Author Ron Green
Published June 2019
Source Mersea Museum

414

Article

Percy William Mortlock
ID IYS_009
Title Percy William Mortlock
Abstract MORTLOCK, PERCY WILLIAM Rank: Private Regiment: Northamptonshire Regiment, 2nd battalion, 24th Brigade, 8th Division Age 16 Date of death 14 March 1915 Service No. 12628 Percy was the son of Mr George & Mrs ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

415

Article

Arthur George Whiting
ID IYS_169
Title Arthur George Whiting
Abstract WHITING, ARTHUR GEORGE Rank: Private Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment 1st/8th Battalion. 144th Brigade, 48th Division. Age 19 Date of death 17 ...
Author Ted Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

416

Article

Alfred George Baldwin
ID IYS_185
Title Alfred George Baldwin
Abstract BALDWIN, ALFRED GEORGE Rank: Private Regiment: Duke of Wellington's 9th battalion (West Riding Regiment) Age 19 Date of death 24 March 1918 ...
Source Mersea Museum / Edwin Sparrow

417

Article

Essex during The French Wars: The Fear of Invasion
ID PH01_NAP
Title Essex during The French Wars: The Fear of Invasion
Abstract We may think that the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars impinged very little on the lives of Peldon villagers living in such a tiny rural community at the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries. However, the wars were to impact lives all along the East Coast, most ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published May 2019
Source Mersea Museum

418

Article

The White Family of shopkeepers
ID ML2019_005_019
Title The White Family of shopkeepers
Abstract The first shop on the Island, opposite 'Top Chapel' in Mill Road. Photo from Tony Saye William White came to West Mersea from Dedham in the 1840s. He is recorded in the 1851 census returns as a 36 year old grocer ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

419

Article

Peldon and The Boer War - Herbert Augustine Christopher Harrison
ID PH01_HAR
Title Peldon and The Boer War - Herbert Augustine Christopher Harrison
Abstract Llanelwedd, Radnorshire is a long way from Peldon and yet there is a connection between the two villages spanning close to 140 years. Walk into the church of St Matthew, Llanelwedd, and you come across a brass plaque commemorating a young twenty-four year old man, Herbert Augustine Christopher ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

420

Article

Memory Lane - Mersea shops
ID ML2019_004_090
Title Memory Lane - Mersea shops
Abstract Following on from my last month's visit to Mersea shops in the 1940s which gained quite a few favourable comments, I thought I would look at a few more. I mentioned Katie White's little shop on Queen's Corner which sold a wide range of sweets, toys and other goodies. Katie was a little old ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

421

Article

Red Hills
ID DIS2012_RDH
Title Red Hills
Abstract Red Hills are low mounds, found near creeks and rivers, composed of soil burnt red in marked contrast to the clay on which they stand. Over 300 red hill sites have been identified in Essex, but many have disappeared. However, they can still be found. There is one within a few yards of the West ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

422

Article

Laid up Shell tankers in River Blackwater
ID SHP_STL
Title Laid up Shell tankers in River Blackwater
Abstract £90 a day to keep an out-of-work ship The retired tanker skipper, now recalled, stared through the shop window on the beach at the idle fleet in the Blackwater estuary. One quarter of the British cargo ship tonnage, for which no work can be found, is laid up in the Essex river. ...
Published 17 April 1958
Source Mersea Museum

423

Article

Peldon People - The Coans
ID PH01_COA
Title Peldon People - The Coans
Abstract Local farmers, brothers Colin and Eric Coan, were both born in Peldon, in 1941 and 1942 respectively. Their parents were Reginald Victor Walter Coan who was born in Walthamstow in 1908 and Evelyn Rose Gladwell of the Gladwell family from Peldon. The Coan Family On the Coan side, Colin ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

424

Article

Peldon School
ID PH01_SCH
Title Peldon School
Abstract Although we have no school in Peldon now, and younger children usually go to West Mersea or Langenhoe while older children attend Thurstable, Stanway or Thomas Lord Audley, Peldon did have its own Church Of England school for over a hundred years. The Victorian-style building was erected in 1833 on ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published February 2019
Source Mersea Museum

425

Article

Peldon Post Offices
ID PH01_GPO
Title Peldon Post Offices
Abstract

Although Peldon no longer has a Post Office, the last one closing down in 2002 when the Village Shop closed, it has had a number of Post Offices; in the bakery, residential houses, attached to garden nurseries, and even in the Village Hall. The first penny postage stamp ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

426

Article

Memory Lane - builder's boy on a bike
ID ML2019_003_L22
Title Memory Lane - builder's boy on a bike
Abstract On leaving school in 1946 I went to Clifford White and Co (Builders) to start an apprenticeship. The war had just ended and men were returning and coming back to their old jobs. There were shortages of everything and rationing was still very much with us. If a local pub got a delivery of beer the ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

427

Article

Lewis Taylor Gibb and a Tale of two paintings.
ID LTG
Title Lewis Taylor Gibb and a Tale of two paintings.
Abstract Thanks to the generosity of an important London museum, Mersea Museum acquired in 2018 two attractive new exhibits. These are two landscape paintings by the artist Lewis Taylor Gibb (1873-1945). Both are small oil paintings on canvas; one is titled "The River Stour near Dedham" the other simply "The ...
Author David Nicholls
Source Mersea Museum

428

Article

Memory Lane - the barge JOY and her boat
ID ML2019_002_L20
Title Memory Lane - the barge JOY and her boat
Abstract The first picture is from the archives of the Society for Sailing Barge Research and shows the barge JOY at Saltcote Wharf, Heybridge. The photo is from 1956 and shows the barge after her conversion to a yacht. The wharf is now ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

429

Article

John Scales Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ID OOD_209
Title John Scales Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Abstract John Scales Flying Officer (Pilot): Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve: 466 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron Date of Death: 20 December 1943 Service No: ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Keywords ww2
Source Mersea Museum

430

Article

Alexander Erskine Hope - died 2 October 1944
ID OOD_120
Title Alexander Erskine Hope - died 2 October 1944
Abstract

Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

431

Article

George Alfred Taylor, Royal Armoured Corps
ID OOD_118
Title George Alfred Taylor, Royal Armoured Corps
Abstract George Alfred Taylor Lance Serjeant; "A" Squadron., 24th Lancers. Royal Armoured Corps Age 24 Date of Death 8 June 1944 Service Number, 319743
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

432

Article

John Hodson
ID OOD_114
Title John Hodson
Abstract John Hodson: Signalman 4 L. of C., Royal Corps of Signals Lost in the SS SCILLIN 14 November 1942 Age 27. Service Number 2592549 John was son of Thomas and May Hodson of Sunnyview, Peldon, Essex. November 1942 Mrs ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

433

Article

Bernard Harry Harrington
ID OOD_113
Title Bernard Harry Harrington
Abstract HARRINGTON, BERNARD HARRY Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Gunner Regiment: Royal Artillery 67 (Suffolk) Medium Regiment with the 8th Army ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

434

Article

John Charles Farthing - Engineer on MV GOLDEN GRAIN
ID OOD_016
Title John Charles Farthing - Engineer on MV GOLDEN GRAIN
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles for West Mersea JOHN CHARLES FARTHING Engineer Officer Merchant Navy MV GOLDEN GRAIN (Harwich) Died 19 August 1941 age 52. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial to the men of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets.
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

435

Article

Alfred Edmund Keeble - died when GOLDEN GRAIN was lost
ID OOD_017
Title Alfred Edmund Keeble - died when GOLDEN GRAIN was lost
Abstract

Keeble Alfred Edmund The Mate on the MV GOLDEN GRAIN (Harwich), Merchant Navy Died 19 August 1941. Age 40. Son of Alfred and Lilian Keeble; husband of D.A. Keeble of Tollesbury, Essex. ...

Source Mersea Museum

436

Article

Sidney George Mallett - died when GOLDEN GRAIN was lost
ID OOD_015
Title Sidney George Mallett - died when GOLDEN GRAIN was lost
Abstract MALLETT, SIDNEY GEORGE Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Master Merchant Navy : M.V. GOLDEN GRAIN (Harwich) Age: 60 Date of Death: 19 August 1941 Throughout the war shipping plying the East coast ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Keywords sydney
Source Mersea Museum

437

Article

Walter Heap - lost on HMS QUORN WW2
ID OOD_034
Title Walter Heap - lost on HMS QUORN WW2
Abstract THE LOSS OF HMS QUORN HMS QUORN HEAP Walter Petty Officer Stoker Royal Navy: H.M.S. QUORN Service No: P/KX 97698 Age: ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

438

Article

Charles Henry South - lost when SS MEREL was mined 1939
ID OOD_006
Title Charles Henry South - lost when SS MEREL was mined 1939
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles for Tollesbury SOUTH, Charles Henry. Boatswain, S.S. MEREL (London) Merchant Navy Died 8 December 1939, Age 58. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial to Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets Charles was a Tollesbury man who joined the Merchant Navy at the age of ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

439

Article

Anthony Driffield Seabrook - lost on HMS RAWALPINDI
ID OOD_005
Title Anthony Driffield Seabrook - lost on HMS RAWALPINDI
Abstract Anthony Driffield Seabrook SEABROOK Anthony Driffield. Acting Sub Lieutenant: Royal Naval Reserve: H.M.S. Rawalpindi: Age: 21: Date of Death: 23/11/1939. He had 2 uncles Edmund and ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

440

Article

Wilfred Frank Pettican - lost on HMS RAWALPINDI.
ID OOD_004
Title Wilfred Frank Pettican - lost on HMS RAWALPINDI.
Abstract PETTICAN Wilfred Frank Seaman: Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.S. RAWALPINDI Date of Death: 23/11/1939 Service No: C/6072D The 1911 Census shows Wilfred Frank Pettican was born in 1905. Frank as he was known, was from Tollesbury and had been an engineer on yachts. Both Hector Ingate & Wilfred ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

441

Article

Hector Ingate - lost on HMS RAWALPINDI
ID OOD_003
Title Hector Ingate - lost on HMS RAWALPINDI
Abstract Hector Ingate INGATE Hector. Seaman: Royal Naval Reserve: H.M.S. Rawalpindi: Age: 39 Date of Death: 23/11/1939: Service No: C/6075D. He had lost 3 brothers in World War 1. He was the son of ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

442

Article

The loss of HMS RAWALPINDI 23 November 1939
ID OOD_002
Title The loss of HMS RAWALPINDI 23 November 1939
Abstract Three local men were amongst the crew - Hector Ingate, Wilfred Frank Pettican and Anthony Driffield Seabrook P&O liner RAWALPINDI HMS RAWALPINDI was a P&O liner on the London, Bombay ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

443

Article

Peldon in WW1 from the school logbooks
ID PH01_SLB
Title Peldon in WW1 from the school logbooks
Abstract As one would expect, Peldon School logbook concentrates on aspects of teaching and staffing, poor behaviour and absenteeism, bad weather, problems with the buildings, heating and ventilation, visits by the Rector, school managers, Attendance and Sanitary Officers and the annual inspector's report. ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

444

Article

The Mason Family of Hill House, Peldon
ID PH01_MHH
Title The Mason Family of Hill House, Peldon
Abstract Alfred and Sarah Mason, Hill House, Peldon Alfred and Sarah Mason of Hill House, Peldon, (now known as Malting Cottage). Alfred Allen Mason was born in ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

445

Article

Researching the History of Your House
ID PH01_RYH
Title Researching the History of Your House
Abstract The following article was written for Peldon Parish Magazine I'm sure many of you, like me, were riveted by the David Olusoga series called A House Through Time where he researched the lives of the people who lived in a particular house in Liverpool. My interest in the history of houses ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

446

Article

Peldon People - Ernie Richardson
ID PH01_ERC
Title Peldon People - Ernie Richardson
Abstract A well-known local eccentric, Ernie Richardson, lived on a boat along from Strood Villa, also known as Pyefleet House. He lived by the sea wall, over the road from Bonners Barn, on a flat-bottomed boat barely 3 foot deep. Russell Martin, the farmer at Moor Farm nearby, said the boat only needed ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published November 2018
Source Mersea Museum

447

Article

Honeysuckle Cottage, Peldon - The History of a House
ID PH01_HSC
Title Honeysuckle Cottage, Peldon - The History of a House
Abstract Honeysuckle Cottage, Peldon In maps from the early twentieth century, along the south side of Peldon's Lower Road, there are only five houses, Brickhouse Farm, Brickhouse Cottage ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

448

Article

Peldon People - John Linnett Clark
ID PH01_JLC
Title Peldon People - John Linnett Clark
Abstract

John Linnett Clark John Linnett Clark seated OLD INHABITANT'S DEATH A ZEPPELIN'S FALL RECALLED Peldon has lost an extremely popular ...

Author Elaine Barker
Keywords clarke
Published November 2018
Source Mersea Museum

449

Article

Peldon People - Golden and Charlie Simpson
ID PH01_GCS
Title Peldon People - Golden and Charlie Simpson
Abstract Golden (1863 - 1939) and Charles Simpson (1870 - 1947) were names well-known to Peldon and Mersea folk at the end of the nineteenth century and the first few decades of the twentieth. Brothers, they were born and bred in Peldon, their father, Charles, a General dealer. Golden became a bricklayer ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published November 2018
Source Mersea Museum

450

Article

Cudmore Grove
ID ML2018_012_L20
Title Cudmore Grove
Abstract I am often asked how Cudmore Grove got it's name. My first knowledge of this area is from the 1930s and of warm summer evenings when my family would visit Auntie Nellie and her family in East Mersea for tea. After tea we would set off for a walk which usually took us to The Bowling Green, a flat ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum
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