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Talk on West Mersea Church by T B Millatt Part 1
ID AA010020
Title Talk on West Mersea Church by T B Millatt Part 1
Abstract Note that in the talk, Tom says he believes the double dedication to St. Peter and St. Paul if fairly recent - but since then a 1492 will has been found which gives this...
Recorded 30 June 1985

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Talk on West Mersea Church by T B Millatt Part 2
ID AA010021
Title Talk on West Mersea Church by T B Millatt Part 2
Abstract [07m] 16th Century iron-bound solid oak chest at the back of the church. It has 3 locks and 3 separate keys would be necessary - the vicar and two churchwardens needed to open it....
Recorded 30 June 1985

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Talk on West Mersea Church by T B Millatt Part 3
ID AA010023
Title Talk on West Mersea Church by T B Millatt Part 3
Abstract [01m] Churchyard was closed about 1900 by an order in council because the churchyard was full and they then opened up Barfield Road and later Firs Road Cemeteries. [12m] 1882...
Recorded 30 June 1985

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Paul Jasper - Part 1
ID AA010770
Title Paul Jasper - Part 1
Abstract Interview with Paul Jasper at his home 33 Cambridge Road, Colchester, on 9th April 2009. Also present were Brian Jay and Tony Millatt, both from West Mersea.
[04m]Paul...
Recorded 9 April 2009

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Paul Jasper - Part 2
ID AA010772
Title Paul Jasper - Part 2
Abstract Aircraft - Brian Jay mentions he pulled up a Typhoon from the river and Paul talks about the types of plane to be seen flying into Bradwell Bay. Paul and his friends used to get...
Recorded 9 April 2009

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Paul Jasper - Part 3
ID AA010774
Title Paul Jasper - Part 3
Abstract The Dam Busters came over Mersea while practising on Abberton Reservoir
Recorded 9 April 2009

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Oystering by Allan Bird for Museum Audio Guides
ID AA011058
Title Oystering by Allan Bird for Museum Audio Guides
Abstract Allan talking about his 47 years in the oyster business in West Mersea, the boats, the people, Native Oysters, the disease bonamia.
Recorded for Audio Guides in Mersea...
Recorded 25 April 2011

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John Barton - growing up in WW2. Part 1.
ID AA011541
Title John Barton - growing up in WW2. Part 1.
Abstract John is talking to his daughter Sophie.
School - John went to Miss Francis, then a Convent School in Colchester, but travelling into Colchester was dangerous in the early...
Recorded July 2015

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John Barton - growing up in WW2. Part 2 of 3.
ID AA011542
Title John Barton - growing up in WW2. Part 2 of 3.
Abstract John Barton is talking to his daughter Sophie. He was born 1931.
Impact of the War on Mersea. Friends killed by mine [ Ian Michelle ]. Food. Air raids.
John saw no foxes...
Recorded July 2015

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John Barton - growing up in WW2. Part 3 of 3.
ID AA011543
Title John Barton - growing up in WW2. Part 3 of 3.
Abstract Toys, games. Parents left children to themselves a lot. Cooking on a range in main room heated by coal or wood. Triplex unit with ovens at the side. No refrigerator - butter...
Recorded July 2015

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Searching Mersea audio files
ID AA011600
Title Searching Mersea audio files
Abstract Audio recorded by Lawrence Northall of CITiZAN 2017-8 for Search Mersea project.
Files are available on searchingmersea.com and fed from SoundCloud
Some of these files...
Recorded 2018

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Lions Talking Magazine Cassettes
ID LN000101
Title Lions Talking Magazine Cassettes
Abstract Boxes or original LTM cassette tapes donated by Ron Green to Museum July 2017.
MBOX163 has about 88 cassettes 1979 - c1985. All these should already be digitised.
MBOX164...

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Dennis Chatters and Bernard Cudmore talking about the carrier business
ID LN001301_001
Title Dennis Chatters and Bernard Cudmore talking about the carrier business
Abstract Dennis Chatters talks about the carrier business and interviews Bernard Cudmore.

Bernard Cudmore grew up in The Lane.

His father [Alfred Cudmore], in the...
Recorded August 1979

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Lions Talking Magazine No.13 Side 2
ID LN001302
Title Lions Talking Magazine No.13 Side 2
Abstract
  1. Dramatic Club Music Hall
  2. School prize giving - Mrs Anthony Buck.
  3. Gardening
  4. To Kill a Mocking Bird - Reading
  5. Meet a Lion - Jim Cook from the Lawnmower...
Recorded August 1979

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Bill Clarry interviewed by Dennis Chatters - 1
ID LN002401_001
Title Bill Clarry interviewed by Dennis Chatters - 1
Abstract Bill was born 1883 and is probably the Island's oldest resident. Bill covers a lot of the island's history. He was present when the wheel tomb / pharos was uncovered in Yorick Road...
Recorded July 1980

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Mrs Ida South retires after teaching for 39 years at West Mersea School
ID LN002501_001
Title Mrs Ida South retires after teaching for 39 years at West Mersea School
Abstract Frank Osborn talking to Mrs Ida South on Lions Talking Magazine number 25 from 1980. She had has just retired from West Mersea School, She taught there for 39 years, and had...
Recorded 1980

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Bill Clarry interviewed by Dennis Chatters - 2
ID LN003201_001
Title Bill Clarry interviewed by Dennis Chatters - 2
Abstract About 210 years ago great grandfather Green worked for Mason at West Hall, and planted lime trees round the inside of the church yard and also the tree on the green opposite the...
Recorded February 1981

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Jack Saye talking to Dennis Chatters about bus services
ID LN004002_002
Title Jack Saye talking to Dennis Chatters about bus services
Abstract Introduced by Kevin Baldwin. Dennis Chatters is interviewing Jack Saye. Jack was a bus driver for almost all his working life, including WW2 when there would be 3 buses on the last...
Recorded August 1981

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Hardy Weaver talking about the Clifford White's empire on Mersea.
ID LN004101_001
Title Hardy Weaver talking about the Clifford White's empire on Mersea.
Abstract Hardy Weaver interviewed by Dennis Chatters for Lions Talking Magazine 41. Part 1 of 2.
Hardy worked for Clifford Whites for many years and gives much background to the...
Recorded September 1981

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Hugh Banham talking about Digby's shop Part 1
ID LN004202_002
Title Hugh Banham talking about Digby's shop Part 1
Abstract The first petrol pump on the Island.

From Lions Talking Magazine 42 Side 2.

Recorded 29 October 1981

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Hardy Weaver talking about the Clifford White's empire on Mersea. Part 2.
ID LN004301_001
Title Hardy Weaver talking about the Clifford White's empire on Mersea. Part 2.
Abstract Hardy Weaver interviewed by Dennis Chatters for Lions Talking Magazine 43. Part 2 of 2.
Hardy worked for Clifford Whites for many years and continues to gives much background...
Recorded November 1981

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Hugh Banham talking about Digby's shop Part 2
ID LN004401_002
Title Hugh Banham talking about Digby's shop Part 2
Abstract The founding of Digby's.
From Lions Talking Magazine 44 Side 1.
Recorded December 1981

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Lions Talking Magazine No.45 Side 1.
ID LN004501
Title Lions Talking Magazine No.45 Side 1.
Abstract
  1. Dennis Chatters talking about Lions, Lions International, and this Talking Magazine. Dennis talks about the recording facilities - in the dining room at the back of his...
Recorded January 1982

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Hugh Banham talking about Digby's shop Part 3
ID LN004502_003
Title Hugh Banham talking about Digby's shop Part 3
Abstract Why are Digby's tide tables so accurate?
From Lions Talking Magazine 45 side 1.
Recorded January 1982

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Ron Green and Dennis Chatters talking about Mersea postcards
ID LN004702_001
Title Ron Green and Dennis Chatters talking about Mersea postcards
Abstract From Lions Talking Magazine No. 47. Ron and Dennis go through some of their postcards and talk about the scenes shown and their history.
Recorded March 1982

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Peggy Fortnum - illustrator of Paddington Bear.
ID LN005002_001
Title Peggy Fortnum - illustrator of Paddington Bear.
Abstract Mrs Peggy Nuttall-Smith interviewed by Dennis Chatters for Lions Talking Magazine on Mersea. Using her maiden name of Peggy Fortnum, she was the illustrator for the Paddington Bear...
Recorded June 1982

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Elgar Mussett from Lions Talking Magazine 54
ID LN005402_001
Title Elgar Mussett from Lions Talking Magazine 54
Abstract Elgar Frank Mussett was born 1920, son of Frank Elgar Mussett. He is talking to Dennis Chatters. Part 1.
Elgar went to Colchester Technical School and then started work as an...
Recorded October 1982

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Elgar Mussett from Lions Talking Magazine 55
ID LN005502_001
Title Elgar Mussett from Lions Talking Magazine 55
Abstract Elgar Mussett continues the story of his escape from Singapore. Having crossed Sumatra, the party reached Padang and hoping to be rescued by a British destroyer. There were about...
Recorded November 1982

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Harold Cutts talking to Dennis Chatters in 1982
ID LN005601_001
Title Harold Cutts talking to Dennis Chatters in 1982
Abstract Harold Cutts interviewed by Dennis Chatters on Lions Talking Magazine 56. Mersea's boating scene, past and future. Harold was related to 'Admiral' Bill Wyatt and ran Wyatts for...
Recorded December 1982

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Allan Gray from Lions Talking Magazine 56
ID LN005602_001
Title Allan Gray from Lions Talking Magazine 56
Abstract Allan Gray interviewed by Dennis Chatters. Allan is farmer at Bocking Hall Farm. He talks about coming to Mersea as tenant at the farm in 1940. It is reckoned 800...
Recorded December 1982

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Tiddler Mole from Lions Talking Magazine 59
ID LN005901_003
Title Tiddler Mole from Lions Talking Magazine 59
Abstract Charles 'Tiddler' Mole interviewed by Len Broadhurst

Tiddler was born early 1911, lived in The Square. He was gardener and went with Bill Clarry when he was 14 and was with...

Recorded February 1983

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Jack Saye interviewed by Dennis Chatters
ID LN005902_002
Title Jack Saye interviewed by Dennis Chatters
Abstract Jack talks about early shops on the island and life in Mill Road when he was young. Samuel White's first shop in Mill Road. Fred Smith the baker.
C W A Scott, the airman,...
Recorded February 1983

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Joan Vince talking to Dennis Chatters
ID LN006002_001
Title Joan Vince talking to Dennis Chatters
Abstract Joan was on the buses during the War, working with Alf Stacey and Jack Saye. The remembers having 70 to 80 people on the single-decker last bus. Her talk includes her work as a...
Recorded March 1983

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Down on the Farm - Victor Gray Part 1
ID LN006201_002
Title Down on the Farm - Victor Gray Part 1
Abstract Down on the Farm - Victor Gray is interviewed by Len Broadhurst. Victor lives at New Hall Farm, Little Wigborough. Victor was in the Navy during the War and came to Peldon in 1946....
Recorded May 1983

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Douglas Stoker interviewed by Dennis Chatters 1983
ID LN006202_001
Title Douglas Stoker interviewed by Dennis Chatters 1983
Abstract Douglas Stoker talking to Dennis Chatters on Lions Talking Magazine 62. Douglas talks about the MOLLIETTE when it was a club and a dance hall. Things gradually got out of hand, it...
Recorded May 1983

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Down on the Farm - Victor Gray Part 2
ID LN006301_001
Title Down on the Farm - Victor Gray Part 2
Abstract Victor Gray of New Hall Farm, Little Wigborough, interviewed by Len Broadhurst. The walk round the farm is continued from the previous tape. They are on the edge of the marsh -...
Recorded June 1983

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Down on the Farm - Victor Gray Part 3
ID LN006402_003
Title Down on the Farm - Victor Gray Part 3
Abstract Victor Gray from New Hall Farm Little Wigborough talks to Len Broadhurst.

Part 3 of 3, from Mersea Island Lions Talking Magazine No.64.

Recorded July 1963

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Johnny Milgate at age of 93 talking to Dennis Chatters in 1983
ID LN006601_001
Title Johnny Milgate at age of 93 talking to Dennis Chatters in 1983
Abstract From Lions Talking Magazine No. 66. This is part 1 of 2. Johnny was born 1890. School days when John Thorp was master. Johnny went crewing on various yachts, and spent time in...
Recorded September 1983

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Johnny Milgate at age of 93 talking to Dennis Chatters. Part 2.
ID LN006801_001
Title Johnny Milgate at age of 93 talking to Dennis Chatters. Part 2.
Abstract From Lions Talking Magazine 68. Part 2 or 2. Johnny continues his stories of yachting prior to WW1. During WW1 he was in the Navy - sailed on the armed merchant cruiser LACONIA,...
Recorded November 1983

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Harry 'Tucker' Cross interviewed by Dennis Chatters
ID LN007002_001
Title Harry 'Tucker' Cross interviewed by Dennis Chatters
Abstract 'Tucker' Cross interviewed by Dennis Chatters. Tucker's real name is Harry. He was born in Tendring, moved to Boxted, and then came to Langenhoe in 1911. He talks about Peldon, and...
Recorded January 1984

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Ken Ham interviewed by Dennis Chatters
ID LN007201_002
Title Ken Ham interviewed by Dennis Chatters
Abstract Ken Ham interviewed by Dennis Chatters. Ken is a regular listener to the Lions Talking Magazine and spent his working life in farming. His father was registrar in Mersea for many...
Recorded March 1984

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Patricia Catchpole from Lions Talking Magazine 73.
ID LN007301_001
Title Patricia Catchpole from Lions Talking Magazine 73.
Abstract Patricia Catchpole (Catchy) from the Riding School in West Mersea, interviewed by Dennis Chatters. Patricia came to Mersea when she was 11 - she was brought up in Norfolk, on a...
Recorded April 1984

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Mary Stevens - author of 'Old Spiery'
ID LN008602_001
Title Mary Stevens - author of 'Old Spiery'
Abstract Mary Stevens interviewed by Dennis Chatters. Mary is Archivist at Mersea Museum and has recently written a book on Revd. Pierrepont Edwards (Old Spiery). The conversations that...
Recorded May 1985

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Eric White on the Clifford White Empire - Lions Talking Magazine
ID LN013101_001
Title Eric White on the Clifford White Empire - Lions Talking Magazine
Abstract Eric White, son of Clifford White, gives a history of what became the Clifford White Empire on Mersea.
The White family have been on Mersea for along time. Eric's great...
Recorded September 1989

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Reg Hempstead interviewed for Lions Talking Magazine 1990
ID LN013701_001
Title Reg Hempstead interviewed for Lions Talking Magazine 1990
Abstract Lions Talking Magazine 135, March 1990, introduced by Frank Osborn.
Reg Hempstead is interviewed by Dennis Chatters and Reg D'Wit. At the BBC broadcast from the White Hart -...
Recorded March 1990

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John Jowers interviewed for Lions Talking Magazine 140
ID LN014002_001
Title John Jowers interviewed for Lions Talking Magazine 140
Abstract [03m] John Jowers talking to Frank Osborn. John is Chairman of Fisherman's Association, Councillor on WM Town Council, and has just elected to Town Mayor. They talk about fish...
Recorded June 1990

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Norman Burgess interviewed for Lions Talking Magazine 141
ID LN014101_001
Title Norman Burgess interviewed for Lions Talking Magazine 141
Abstract Norman 'Joe' Burgess interviewed by Dennis Chatters. He talks about the MOLLIETTE, a coaster built in Kent, of reinforced concrete. She was not very successful as a coaster -...
Recorded July 1990

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Harold Rudlin from Lions Talking Magazine 142 August 1990
ID LN014202_001
Title Harold Rudlin from Lions Talking Magazine 142 August 1990
Abstract Harold Rudlin talking to Frank Osborn for Lions Talking Magazine.
Harold worked for the Electricity Board on Mersea. [except for a period when he was called up in and after...
Recorded August 1990

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Henry Heath at Pete Hall - Lions Talking Magazine 160
ID LN016001_001
Title Henry Heath at Pete Hall - Lions Talking Magazine 160
Abstract Henry Heath interviewed by Frank Osborn
Henry has taken over Pete Hall, and talks about it. Present house thought to be 1780. An earlier house supposed to be in Domesday...
Recorded February 1992

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The 'Colchester' Earthquake of 1884
ID LN016701_003
Title The 'Colchester' Earthquake of 1884
Abstract The 'Colchester' Earthquake - recording from ?. Narrator talks to Dr Brian Skipp about damage in Colchester. Jumbo was completed just before the earthquake and was undamaged. It is...
Recorded September 1992

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