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

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401

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

402

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

403

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

404

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

405

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

406

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

407

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

408

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

409

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

410

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

411

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

412

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

413

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

414

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

415

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

416

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

417

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

418

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

419

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

420

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

421

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

422

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

423

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

424

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

425

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

426

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

427

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

428

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

429

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

430

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

431

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

432

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
Source Mersea Museum

433

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

434

Article

Spring Wyncoll
ID PH01_SPR
Title Spring Wyncoll
Abstract TWO SPRINGS, A PENNY FARTHING and A PEDALO! This research is a funny old business! You set off in one direction and before you know it you've gone down a totally different path! This particular path involves my research into a man called Spring Wyncoll. I set off on the research ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

435

Article

Geoffrey Maurice Wooldridge 1909 - 1976
ID PH01_GMW
Title Geoffrey Maurice Wooldridge 1909 - 1976
Abstract Geoff was born in Kent on 31 July 1909, the second child of Elizabeth (Bessie) and Maurice Wooldridge. His sisters Aline, Eva and Dora were also born in Kent. During the first world war, his mother became nervous about the fighting in France and the family moved first to Hertfordshire, where his ...
Author Anne Lee
Source Mersea Museum

436

Article

Memory Lane - The Stackies
ID ML2018_011_L21
Title Memory Lane - The Stackies
Abstract I am prompted to come on to this subject since a West Mersea postcard sold recently for £134.99 on ebay. It was a view is looking across The Strood towards Mersea and showing a hay barge, or Stackie as they were called, in the distance at the barge quay loaded with a huge stack of hay. Up to ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

437

Article

Peldon Hall Cottage
ID PH01_PHC
Title Peldon Hall Cottage
Abstract In 1965 when Chris and Archie Moore bought Pink Cottage, subsequently called Peldon Hall Cottage, the village hall next door (the old 1833 school building) was being demolished. Ever resourceful, Archie bought 1000 bricks for £10 and used them to build their extension at home! There was also ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

438

Article

The Wooldridges of Kemps Farm, Peldon
ID PH01_KSF
Title The Wooldridges of Kemps Farm, Peldon
Abstract From the early 1930s to the 1960s a family called the Wooldridges farmed at Kemps Farm. Maurice and Bessie Wooldridge moved to Peldon in about 1930 with their family of five, Stephen, Geoffrey, Dora, Aline and Eva. At the time of writing (September 2018), Dora is still alive, having just passed her ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published October 2018
Source Mersea Museum

439

Article

The Mallett Family; Sailors and Shopkeeper.
ID PH01_FLX
Title The Mallett Family; Sailors and Shopkeeper.
Abstract This month we are happy to congratulate Horace Mallet of 1, Council Houses, Mersea Road, Peldon, who will be 90 years old on 6th March - born 1884; still going strong. His father William was a sailor, but when he married, he returned to the dry land and took to thatching and other rural ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published October 2018
Source Mersea Museum

440

Article

A Peldon Smuggler - Daniel Rich
ID PH01_DRH
Title A Peldon Smuggler - Daniel Rich
Abstract Tales of smuggling in Peldon always centre on the pond by the Peldon Rose where the story of a shaft down which casks were dropped and hidden, defying discovery by the Revenue men, has been retold many times. The story told by Jane Pullen, landlady of The Peldon Rose between 1881 and 1935 ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published September 2018
Source Mersea Museum

441

Article

Memory Lane - school teachers
ID ML2018_010_L21
Title Memory Lane - school teachers
Abstract The museum recently had a visit from Anne Lee and her husband from New Zealand. The visit was arranged by Peldon historian Elaine Barker who is looking into the history of Kemps Farm, where Anne, a member of the Wooldridge family, grew up. During the conversation Anne spoke of her Aunt Dora ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

442

Article

Peldon Neighbourhood News Introduction
ID PH01_PNN
Title Peldon Neighbourhood News Introduction
Abstract PELDON 1931 - 1948 Essex County Standard Neighbourhood News. Introduction I have a book of newspaper clippings (from the Essex County Standard neighbourhood news) concerning Peldon from 1931 - 1948 passed on to Mike Watson by Pat Wyncoll. Pat's parents, Arthur and Mrs Wyncoll née ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

443

Article

Peldon Neighbourhood News - Appendix 1
ID PH01_PNN_APP1
Title Peldon Neighbourhood News - Appendix 1
Abstract Appendix 1 Peldon People PELDON PEOPLE - GEORGE SMALLWOOD Born in Orpington, Kent, George first appears in Peldon in the 1891 census when he is described as a baker and lives in the Bake House near the School House. From the obituary below it would seem he came to Peldon about 1888 at the ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

444

Article

Peldon Neighbourhood News 1945 - 1948
ID PH01_PNN_1945
Title Peldon Neighbourhood News 1945 - 1948
Abstract Chapter 3 Peldon after the War 1945 - 1948 The Aftermath To celebrate VE DAY there is a large congregation at St Mary's when a service of thanksgiving is held and on the following evening community singing and games in the village hall with 'outdoor illuminations'. Essex County ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

445

Article

Peldon Neighbourhood News 1939-1945
ID PH01_PNN_1939
Title Peldon Neighbourhood News 1939-1945
Abstract Chapter 2 Peldon during World War 2 1939-1945 Surprisingly, such a momentous occasion as Neville Chamberlain's broadcast to the nation concerning the declaration of war with Germany on 3rd September 1939 is not commented on in the neighbourhood column for Peldon but it's clear that preparations ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

446

Article

Peldon Neighbourhood News 1931-1939
ID PH01_PNN_1931
Title Peldon Neighbourhood News 1931-1939
Abstract

Chapter 1 Pre - World War II 1931 - 1939 Church and chapel Entries show a village with its Church of England, St Mary the Virgin, on Church Road and the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel sited on Lower Road (where Chapelfield is now situated) at the heart of village life. Both ...

Author Elaine Barker
Keywords gowan
Source Mersea Museum

447

Article

Bernard Ratcliffe of Little Wigborough
ID PH01_RTC
Title Bernard Ratcliffe of Little Wigborough
Abstract In almost all the pictures of L33, the Zeppelin that came down at Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough in 1916, there is a pair of little farm cottages, barely 20 yards from the wreckage, dwarfed by the 645 feet long skeleton which straddled the road. This is New Hall Cottages and Bernard Ratcliffe has ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2018
Source Mersea Museum

448

Article

The Hyams - Shopkeepers of Peldon
ID PH01_HYM
Title The Hyams - Shopkeepers of Peldon
Abstract Special Constables outside Peldon Shop after
Zeppelin came down September 1916 This picture, from 1916, shows Clem Hyam, second from right, wearing a Special Constable's armband. His five-year old daughter, ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published August 2018
Source Mersea Museum

449

Article

Memoirs of Grace Edenborough - East Mersea
ID MBK_GHE_038
Title Memoirs of Grace Edenborough - East Mersea
Abstract Extract from the memoir of Grace Edenborough in the possession of her grandson Adrian Flatt. I often went away to stay with a family known as the Wilsons, to be a sort of companion to their youngest daughter Wankie, I cannot remember her proper name as she was always known as Wankie [ Kate ...
Author Grace Edenborough
Source Mersea Museum / Adrian Flatt

450

Article

Ernest Frederick Gladwell 1890 - 1915
ID PH01_EFG
Title Ernest Frederick Gladwell 1890 - 1915
Abstract There's an entry in the Parish Register of Burials for St Mary's, Peldon, recording the burial on 15th September 1915 of a young man of 26, Ernest Frederick Gladwell. In the margin of the register the minister had written Killed by bomb from Zeppelin in the Docks in London Who was ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published August 2018
Source Mersea Museum
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