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

Found 514 files  - displaying 201 to 250


201

Article

Peldon and the National Agricultural Labourers' Union
ID PH01_AGU
Title Peldon and the National Agricultural Labourers' Union
Abstract

Fraternise, centralise! With brotherly feeling with a united front, with every district welded into a great whole, with a common fund to which all shall pay, and on which all shall have right to draw, the time will not be distant when every agricultural labourer shall have, ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

202

Article

Church Briefs - Wigborough
ID GWG_CBR
Title Church Briefs - Wigborough
Abstract CHURCH BRIEFS A transcription in P.A.F. Stephenson's book "The Parish Registers of Great and Little Wigborough" 1905 In the register for St Stephen's Church, Great Wigborough, is bound a mutilated ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

203

Article

Great Wigborough Church Royal Commission on Historical Monuments report 1922
ID GWG_CHC_201
Title Great Wigborough Church Royal Commission on Historical Monuments report 1922
Abstract GREAT WIGBOROUGH From the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (1922) Typed by T.B. Millatt, source document not known. Transcribed August 2020 by Anne Taylor Great Wigborough is a parish 7 miles south of Colchester. Parish Church of St. Stephen stands towards the North end ...
Author 1922
Source Mersea Museum

204

Article

The Bells of St Stephens, Great Wigborough
ID PH01_BLS
Title The Bells of St Stephens, Great Wigborough
Abstract The Bells of St Stephens, Great Wigborough St Stephens has two bells although only one is now rung. The older bell was made by itinerant bell founder John Danyell who was founding bells between 1450 and 1470. Medieval bell-founders did not confine themselves to bell-making as their only ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

205

Article

The Reformation and the Wigborough Martyrs
ID GWG_MTR
Title The Reformation and the Wigborough Martyrs
Abstract The Reformation and the Great Wigborough Martyrs At a time of a Europe-wide move to break away from the Roman Catholic Church, in 1534, Henry VIII, declared himself supreme head of the Church of England . This move, triggered by his wish to divorce Catherine of Aragon was also a means by which ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

206

Article

Wigborough Carriers and Buses
ID WIG_BUS
Title Wigborough Carriers and Buses
Abstract During the 19th century and well into the 20th century, the carrier provided transport for most people. Farmers and better-off people would have a horse and cart - and everyone would walk a lot more. The trade directories such as Pigot's, White's and Kelly's list carriers serving Wigborough, and ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

207

Article

The Earthquake of 1884 - Great and Little Wigborough
ID WIG_WEQ
Title The Earthquake of 1884 - Great and Little Wigborough
Abstract The Earthquake of 1884 - Great and Little Wigborough 22 April 1884 An earthquake at 9.20am, knocking down a chimney of the house which nearly came through the roof, frightening everybody very much and ringing all the bells. The damage done all the way to Wigboro', Peldon, Mersea, Abberton, ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

208

Article

Wigborough War Memorial
ID GWG_WMM
Title Wigborough War Memorial
Abstract The War Memorial in St. Stephen's Parish Church, Great Wigborough. The memorial is alabaster and is in the closed north doorway. To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of the soldiers of this Parish who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. Their Name Liveth for Ever More. There are nine ...
Author Tony Millatt
Keywords ww1 ww2
Published July 2020
Source Mersea Museum

209

Article

Frederick Theobald of Great Wigborough died 26 August 1914
ID IYS_001
Title Frederick Theobald of Great Wigborough died 26 August 1914
Abstract THEOBALD, FREDERICK GEORGE Rank: Captain Regiment: Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1st Bn. Age 38 Date of death 26 August 1914 Service No. ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

210

Article

Alexander Charles Ponder of Great Wigborough died 13 October 1915
ID IYS_099
Title Alexander Charles Ponder of Great Wigborough died 13 October 1915
Abstract PONDER, ALEXANDER CHARLES Rank: Lance Corporal Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment, 1/6th Battalion, TF 137th Brigade, 46th Division. Age 36 Date of death 13 October 1915 Service No. 3728 Alexander Charles ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Keywords garr
Source Mersea Museum

211

Article

Frederick James Oxenham of Great Wigborough died 23 May 1917
ID IYS_153
Title Frederick James Oxenham of Great Wigborough died 23 May 1917
Abstract OXENHAM, Frederick James Rank: Rifleman Regiment: London Regiment (City of London Rifles) : 6th Battalion. Age 22 Date of death 23 May 1917 Service No. 322328 Frederick was born in Kings Norton, ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

212

Article

Brierley Hall Estate
ID ML2020_008_022
Title Brierley Hall Estate
Abstract With the present planning issues going on for West Mersea at the moment. it is interesting to look back to the Brierley Hall Estate as laid out by architect E. Hollyer Evans of The Strand, London W.C. in 1909. From Seaview Avenue to a line one field to the East of Cross Lane there are some 480 ...
Author Ron Green / Tony Millatt
Published August 2020
Source Mersea Museum

213

Article

Bertram Charles Juniper of Great Wigborough died 15 Sept 1915
ID IYS_092
Title Bertram Charles Juniper of Great Wigborough died 15 Sept 1915
Abstract JUNIPER, BERTRAM CHARLES Rank: Private Regiment: Essex Regiment in the 2nd Battalion. 12th Brigade, 4th Division. Age 22 Date of death 15 September 1915 Service No. 10776 Bertram Charles Juniper was the adopted ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

214

Article

Frederick Hutley of Great Wigborough died 30 June 1916
ID IYS_105
Title Frederick Hutley of Great Wigborough died 30 June 1916
Abstract HUTLEY, FREDERICK Rank: Private Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment, 12th Battalion. 116th Brigade, 39th Division. Age 34 Date of death 30 June 1916 Service No. SD/1972 Frederick was born 1881, son of Charles and ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Keywords Fred, brickhouse
Source Mersea Museum

215

Article

Alfred Charles Francis died 3 June 1917
ID IYS_154
Title Alfred Charles Francis died 3 June 1917
Abstract FRANCIS, ALFRED CHARLES Rank: Serjeant Regiment: Royal Field Artillery: "D" Battery. 58th Brigade Age 23 Date of death 3 June 1917 Service No. 68105 Alfred was the son of Alfred and Eliza Francis. Alfred ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

216

Article

Charles Godfrey Bonner died 27 August 1918
ID IYS_194
Title Charles Godfrey Bonner died 27 August 1918
Abstract BONNER, CHARLES GODFREY Rank: Private Regiment: Coldstream Guards 2nd Battalion. 1st Guards Brigade, Guards Division Age 34 Date of death 27 August 1918 Service No. 21972 Charles Godfrey Bonner was born ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

217

Article

Edward Ponder of Great Wigborough
ID PH01_EPR
Title Edward Ponder of Great Wigborough
Abstract Edward Ponder of Great Wigborough Trawling through the Peldon and Wigborough Parish Magazines I came across three articles written by a Wigborough man, Edward Ponder, who I believe was born around 1916 although other biographical information is needed. The first article is about working ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published July 2020
Source Mersea Museum

218

Article

William Potter Bond died 14 May 1915
ID IYS_078
Title William Potter Bond died 14 May 1915
Abstract BOND, WILLIAM CHARLES POTTER (also known as William Edward Bond) Rank: Private Regiment: Essex Regiment 2nd Battalion,12th Brigade, 4th Division. Age 18 Date of death 14 May 1915 Service No. 3/1960 William had ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

219

Article

Peldon People: Harry and Angelina Smith
ID PH01_HWS
Title Peldon People: Harry and Angelina Smith
Abstract Peldon People: Harry and Angelina Smith Henry William Smith was born in Peldon in 1853 and during his working life he was a horseman on a farm and farm labourer. He married Angelina Cousins (born 1857) in 1875. In 1935 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and in honour of the ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published July 2020
Source Mersea Museum

220

Article

The Whiting Family of Peldon
ID PH01_AGW
Title The Whiting Family of Peldon
Abstract THE WHITING FAMILY OF PELDON The picture above is taken outside the front (North West corner) of Games Farmhouse, Lower Road, Peldon, it was passed on by Tony Baldwin whose grandmother, Anna Whiting, is on the left of the ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

221

Article

Mersea Island Horticultural Society
ID DIS2019_MIHS
Title Mersea Island Horticultural Society
Abstract In 2019, the Museum put on a display to celebrate 100 years of Mersea Island Horticultural Society summer shows. MIHS was founded in 1876 and over the years, several shows have been missed because of wars and even pandemics, so we are now long past the centenary of the society. The start of ...
Source Mersea Museum

222

Article

A History of Pete Hall - Part 2
ID PH01_PTZ
Title A History of Pete Hall - Part 2
Abstract Pete Hall Peldon Part 2 [ ...
Author Simon Eagle
Source Mersea Museum

223

Article

A History of Pete Hall Part 1
ID PH01_PTY
Title A History of Pete Hall Part 1
Abstract Pete Hall Peldon 1046 - 1987 Part 1 Pete Hall (otherwise known as Peet or Peete Hall) Colchester Road, Peldon, Essex. It remains uncertain as to when Pete Hall became known by its present spelling ...
Author Simon Eagle
Source Mersea Museum

224

Article

Essex Cheese
ID PH01_CSE
Title Essex Cheese
Abstract Essex Cheese Fingringhoe Wick, Langenhoe Wick, Middlewick, Abbots Wick, Tollesbury Wick are all names we are familiar with in this part of Essex but what does 'Wick' actually mean? Wicks were in fact shepherds' huts where sheep, grazing on the low-lying marshes of this coast, were milked ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

225

Article

The Mystery of Honor Villa and Going's Cottages
ID PH01_HVL
Title The Mystery of Honor Villa and Going's Cottages
Abstract THE MYSTERY OF HONOR VILLA and GOING's COTTAGES In investigating the history of houses in the village of Peldon where few of them are numbered, without the help of house deeds it is often impossible to identify a house by its current name. Even in Peldon's Tudor wills it is quite common for a ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published June 2020
Source Mersea Museum

226

Article

Mersea Water
ID ML2020_007_075
Title Mersea Water
Abstract I was born in West Mersea in February 1932 and was to drink water from the water tower for the next 33 or so years. My teeth have the brown stain under the enamel which a number of us locals (not all) have who were children during that period. From a very detailed account published in the ...
Source Mersea Museum

227

Article

Peldon Tug of War Team
ID PH01_PTW
Title Peldon Tug of War Team
Abstract My recollections of Peldon's contribution towards the sport of Tug-of-War by John Hawes My first experience of competing in a Tug-of-War competition occurred at the East Mersea village Fete' during early August 1973. At that time I lived in West Mersea, so I was over the border so to speak. I ...
Author John Hawes
Source Mersea Museum

228

Article

The Martins of Moor Farm
ID PH01_MTN
Title The Martins of Moor Farm
Abstract The Martins of Moor Farm Moor Farm is the white weather-boarded farmhouse on the right of the main road travelling from Mersea to Colchester a few hundred yards on from The Peldon Rose. It is a listed building and ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

229

Article

The Parish Church of St Stephen Great Wigborough. A history
ID GWG_CHC
Title The Parish Church of St Stephen Great Wigborough. A history
Abstract The Parish Church of St Stephen, Great Wigborough. Beautifully situated on the top of a hill at the highest point of the parish, the tower of the church is a landmark for many miles around. The large manor (Abbots ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

230

Article

King's Head, Great Wigborough
ID GWG_KHD
Title King's Head, Great Wigborough
Abstract The King's Head, Great Wigborough, by the turn to Colchester off the Maldon Road. It was rendered and painted white in the 1950s, and is now a private house, known as the Olde Kings Head. This story of the King's Head is rather incomplete. An inn is recorded as being at the site in the 17th ...
Source Mersea Museum

231

Article

Little Wigborough School
ID LWG_SCH
Title Little Wigborough School
Abstract Little Wigborough school was built in 1875 with room for 50 pupils. It was closed by 1894 and all trace has gone. Its location is shown on the map below. Little Wigborough School on west side of Copt Hall Lane, ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

232

Article

Great Wigborough School
ID GWG_SCH
Title Great Wigborough School
Abstract Great Wigborough School - Alan Theobald Great Wigborough School - Gill Graham Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

233

Article

The Parish of Great Wigborough
ID SG01_031
Title The Parish of Great Wigborough
Abstract From the book "The Parish Registers of Great and Little Wigborough", by Mrs P.A.F. Stephenson, published in 1905. Great Wigborough The Parish of Great Wigborough contains about 2000 acres of land, 3 of water, 5 of tidal water and 80 foreshore. It is 7 miles south-west from Colchester and 11 ...
Author P.A.F. Stephenson
Source Mersea Museum

234

Article

Rolls Farm and Malting Farm Peldon - Recollections of Linda di Mizio née ...
ID PH01_LDM
Title Rolls Farm and Malting Farm Peldon - Recollections of Linda di Mizio née Starling
Abstract I don't have much in the way of photos of historical interest, although I could probably contribute some memories of people and places in the village when I grew up. As far as wartime information is concerned I never heard my parents mention the land girls building but my mother used to recall ...
Author Linda Di Mizio
Source Mersea Museum

235

Article

Mersea benefactors - Mrs Marjorie de Manby
ID DIS2019_MBY
Title Mersea benefactors - Mrs Marjorie de Manby
Abstract Major Alban Henley Olaf de Manbey was born 1881 and in 1906 he married Catherine Ward. In 1917 he was a Captain in the Royal Field Artillery and had been awarded the Military Cross. The family acquired Barrow Hill Farm around 1930, probably after it was put up for sale in 1929. Catherine died in ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

236

Article

Peldon People - Nymann the Dane
ID PH01_NYM
Title Peldon People - Nymann the Dane
Abstract Approaching Abberton and Langenhoe on the main road towards Colchester from Mersea, there is a large, old, dilapidated house on the left completely swamped by overgrown trees, shrubs and brambles - a sharp contrast to Catalpas next door with its manicured hedges. Abandoned to the elements, and I ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published May 2019
Source Mersea Museum

237

Article

Dunkirk 1940 - boats with local connections
ID WW2_DKK
Title Dunkirk 1940 - boats with local connections
Abstract The evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from Dunkirk took place between 27th May and 4th June 1940 - 75 years ago. It is often described as a miracle - at the outside they were hopeful of bringing 45,000 troops back. In the end, more than 338,000 British, French and Belgian troops ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

238

Article

Victory Day Street Party
ID ML2020_006_066
Title Victory Day Street Party
Abstract Photographs of 1945 Victory Celebrations on Mersea are rare. but Mary Crisp née Smith loaned us a picture of the Victory Day Street Party held in the Dawes Lane - East Road area. A similar photograph from Chloe Mole recently appeared on Facebook, with a helpful board at the bottom "Victory ...
Source Mersea Museum

239

Article

David Wilson Merchant Seaman - The POW's Story
ID OOD_039
Title David Wilson Merchant Seaman - The POW's Story
Abstract Ronald 'David' Wilson - The POW's Story DAVID WILSON in 1947 and in 1999 David Wilson was the son of John Robert Wilson, the ...
Source Mersea Museum

240

Article

Thomas Henry Bossence Batten killed in action 29 July 1916
ID IYS_050
Title Thomas Henry Bossence Batten killed in action 29 July 1916
Abstract BATTEN, Thomas Bossence Australian Rank: Private Australian Infantry A.I.F. 26th Battalion Age 19 Date of death 29 July 1916 Service No. 1718 ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

241

Article

Schooling in West Mersea in Victorian Times
ID SCH_VIC
Title Schooling in West Mersea in Victorian Times
Abstract

Schooling in West Mersea in Victorian Times. (1837 - 1901) Mersea Island is joined to the mainland by a causeway, known locally as the Strood. Even today the Strood is subject to flooding at high tides and, in Victorian times it was made of shingle with posts along each side ...

Author Chris Kirkman
Published February 2020
Source Mersea Museum

242

Article

The War Years - Peldon. Memoirs of Phyllis Day née Wilson
ID PH01_PDY
Title The War Years - Peldon. Memoirs of Phyllis Day née Wilson
Abstract

Memoirs of Phyllis Day née Wilson Transcribed by Geoff Gonella The following account was found tucked into the Memorial Folder at St. Mary's church. It was in the form of a typed manuscript, marked-up with a note that it was an extract from the author's memoirs, the ...

Author Phyllis Day
Source Mersea Museum

243

Article

Memories of V.E. Day by Kathleen Haines
ID MIS_2009_A34
Title Memories of V.E. Day by Kathleen Haines
Abstract Kathleen Haines recorded her memories of V.E. Day during an exhibition in Mersea Museum, and they were published in Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine in 2009. "We were there! We lived in Nottinghamshire at the time, and my father suggested we should have a family day out....and that it ...
Author Kathleen Haines
Source Mersea Museum

244

Article

Memories of Bernie Ratcliffe 1933-1920
ID PH01_RTD
Title Memories of Bernie Ratcliffe 1933-1920
Abstract Bernard Ratcliffe of New Hall Cottages Little Wigborough died April 2020. This obituary was written by Anne Owen for Peldon Parish Magazine Memories of Bernard Ratcliffe (Bernie) Bernard Ratcliffe, of 1 New Hall Cottages, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough, sadly passed away on Monday ...
Author Anne Owen
Published May 2020
Source Mersea Museum

245

Article

V.E. Day 8 May 1945
ID WW2_VED
Title V.E. Day 8 May 1945
Abstract Victory in Europe Day There was a party and bonfire in the field between Brierley Hall and Cross Lane to celebrate V.E. Day. ...
Source Mersea Museum

246

Article

Memories of WW2 by Mary Jardine
ID MIS_1995_A28
Title Memories of WW2 by Mary Jardine
Abstract This article was written in 1995 by Mary Jardine née French for Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine. Yes, I remember, even if it was 50 years ago! In June 1944 I was teaching in Southall in Middlesex when the first V1's began to fly over London. We called them "buzz-bombs" and, later, ...
Source Mersea Museum

247

Article

Memories of World War 2 by M.J. Gethen
ID MIS_1995_A29
Title Memories of World War 2 by M.J. Gethen
Abstract In 1995 Dr Alison Bush talked to Mary 'Joy' Gethen, mainly about Mersea during WW2, and wrote this article for Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine. Mary was 93 at the time. Mary Gethen was born in Canada, but came to Colchester when she was three years old , on a visit with her parents. Her ...
Author Alison Bush
Source Mersea Museum

248

Article

Thomas Frere and his Connection to the British Slave Trade
ID MARG_127_021
Title Thomas Frere and his Connection to the British Slave Trade
Abstract Thomas Frere and his Family's Connection to the British Slave Trade East Anglia has been the home of the Frere dynasty from early times and it is considered that they are descended from the Normans. Henry le Frere of Suffolk is the first known recording of the Frere name in England in 1212 ...
Author Trevor Hearn
Keywords pete hall
Source Mersea Museum

249

Article

Joy Gethen - Mersea Memories
ID MIS_1982_A02
Title Joy Gethen - Mersea Memories
Abstract The text for this article was written by Joyce Gethen for Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine in 1982. The photographs have been added, some of them from Joyce's collection at Mersea Museum. Joy Gethen came to Mersea about 1906 at the age of 4 ...
Author M.J. Gethen
Published 1982
Source Mersea Museum

250

Article

Peldon and The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 - 1919
ID PH01_FLU
Title Peldon and The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 - 1919
Abstract The influenza pandemic of 1918 and 1919 caused more worldwide deaths than any pandemic before or since. In Britain 25 % of the population was infected and 228,000 died. Globally it killed five times more than WW1. The total number of fatalities is given as 50 million - some think that is a ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published April 2020
Source Mersea Museum
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