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

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Article

Millennium Map - Birch, Layer Breton and Layer Marney
ID PBH_MLN
Title Millennium Map - Birch, Layer Breton and Layer Marney
Abstract

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

The Millennium Map of Birch, Layer Breton and Layer Marney.
...
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Birch Airfield
ID PBH_AFD
Title Birch Airfield
Abstract
Birch Airfield
Originally published on ...
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Fallen of Birch, Layer Breton, Layer Marney and Layer de la Haye
ID PBH_WWS
Title Fallen of Birch, Layer Breton, Layer Marney and Layer de la Haye
Abstract

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

The Fallen of Birch, Layer Breton, Layer Marney and Layer de la Haye and Parishioner's Service in the Great War
Originally published on ...
Published August 2014
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Birch, Layer Breton and Layer Marney - Glimpses into the History. Jean Eames
ID PBH_EAM
Title Birch, Layer Breton and Layer Marney - Glimpses into the History. Jean Eames
Abstract Glimpses into the History of Three Villages Birch, Layer Breton and Layer Marney Jean Eames EDITORIAL NOTE by RGC August 2002 The following is a transcript of a document produced by the late Mrs Jean Eames of Layer Breton. It records some local history research she carried out with a ...
Author Jean Eames
Published 1988
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Bronze Age Board Walk - woodworking aspects
ID TBR_002
Title Bronze Age Board Walk - woodworking aspects
Abstract Notes on the woodworking aspects of the Late Bronze Age plank trackway found at Coopers Beach Mersea Purpose of these brief notes To provide a summary of key woodworking features of the Late Bronze Age trackway to support the display of the conserved original timbers on Mersea ...
Author Damian Goodburn
Published 26 April 2022
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

The Bronze Age Board Walk - a trackway across the wetlands
ID TBR_001
Title The Bronze Age Board Walk - a trackway across the wetlands
Abstract The Oldest Road on Mersea In recent years, there has been steady erosion of the mud along the Mersea foreshore, and a steady revelation of interesting artefacts. Several of the discoveries are by local oystermen, who are out on the mud looking for oysters ('ebbing') and have inquisitive ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Lanhams of Lodge Lane
ID PH01_LNM
Title Lanhams of Lodge Lane
Abstract In the 1970s there was a Garden Centre in Lodge Lane, Peldon, formally named Lanhams Enterprises but known locally as 'Lanhams'. It was a home business set up and run by Yvonne and Ronnie Barbor, at their house and gardens a little way along Lodge Lane on the right, just beyond the footpath that ...
Author Geoff Gonella
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Coastguards on Mersea
ID MHS_CGD
Title Coastguards on Mersea
Abstract There were Coastguards living on Mersea for a long time. By 1760 the Customs had two boatmen on Mersea and two at Brightlingsea. They were part of the Customs at the time, but in 1822 the Coast Guard service started, under control of the Customs, and it is the Coast Guard we are mainly concerned ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Bronze Age Mersea
ID CZN_BRZ
Title Bronze Age Mersea
Abstract The Bronze Age (c.2500 - 800BC) was a period of dramatic change in the material culture, economies, and structure of society in early Britain. A rapid rise in population, supported by an improved climate in the early part of the period, allowed the colonization of larger tracts of land. ...
Author Oliver Hutchinson, CITiZAN
Published 10 July 2021
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Joseph Picknett Dissenting Minister Great Wigborough Congregational Chapel 1762 ...
ID GWG_PCK
Title Joseph Picknett Dissenting Minister Great Wigborough Congregational Chapel 1762 - 1780
Abstract One of Mersea Museum's latest acquisitions (April 2022) has come about as a result of an article I wrote about a Dissenters Chapel (Congregational) that existed in Great Wigborough. There is still a United Reformed Church chapel on the site of the original 1750 building and, because of nineteenth ...
Keywords rivenhall
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Memory Lane: Hove Creek
ID ML2022_004_060
Title Memory Lane: Hove Creek
Abstract Mention Hove Creek to many people on Mersea these days and the question will be Where's that? Tell them it's by the Board Walk and they will often know. The creek was probably formed by water flowing away from St Peters Well and other springs in the area. In living memory, my memory, it was quite a ...
Author Ron Green
Published April 2022
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Mersea's Duck Decoy
ID PH01_DOY
Title Mersea's Duck Decoy
Abstract A Memorandum by Charles Lind, Vicar of West Mersea, written on a page of the Register for baptisms and marriages 1738 - 1812 makes for fascinating reading. Amongst other interesting contemporary information he refers to the construction of the West Mersea duck decoy, so dating it to the ten year ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Churches of Birch and Layer Breton by T.B. Millatt
ID TBM_CHC
Title Churches of Birch and Layer Breton by T.B. Millatt
Abstract THE CHURCHES - OLD AND NEW - of BIRCH AND LAYER BRETON T. B. MILLATT GREAT AND LITTLE BIRCH Birch originally consisted of two parishes, Great and Little Birch, each with its own parish church and manor house. GREAT BIRCH CHURCH ...
Author T.B. Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Donald George Bibby died 4 December 1941
ID OOD_110
Title Donald George Bibby died 4 December 1941
Abstract War Memorial Profiles for Tollesbury DONALD GEORGE BIBBY Gunner, Service No. 899881 104 (The Essex Yeomanry) ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Mr Great's House Kemps Farm Peldon
ID PH01_KSG
Title Mr Great's House Kemps Farm Peldon
Abstract MR. GREAT'S HOUSE, PELDON and the history of Kemps Farm In Estate Binder 3 in the Essex Records Office is a map of Messuage & Lands belonging to Mrs Mary Thurstan [Thurston] of Wenham Hall in the County of Suffolk by T. Skynner dated 1728. On this charming map depicting little ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published 26 February 2022
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Peldon Lodge
ID PH01_LDG
Title Peldon Lodge
Abstract PELDON LODGE Peldon Lodge circa 1911 Peldon Lodge is situated on Lodge Lane in Peldon, set back from the lane and surrounded by mature trees. The lane was once a through road to Colchester and widely used by residents as the ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

A Village Churchyard - Centenary Chronicle 67
ID PBH_CTH_067
Title A Village Churchyard - Centenary Chronicle 67
Abstract A Village Churchyard

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 67.
Published in Parish News - September 2013 "I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." ...
Published September 2013
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Olympic Experiences by Eric Hall - Centenary Chronicle 66
ID PBH_CTH_066
Title Olympic Experiences by Eric Hall - Centenary Chronicle 66
Abstract Olympic Experiences by Eric Hall

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 66.
Published in Parish News - August 2012 Almost everyone will, by now, be fed up with all things Olympic but in earlier times ...
Published August 2011
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Remembrance - A Personal Retrospection - Centenary Chronicle 65
ID PBH_CTH_065
Title Remembrance - A Personal Retrospection - Centenary Chronicle 65
Abstract Remembrance - A Personal Retrospection by Eric Hall

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 65.
Published in Parish News - November 2011 Very recently our nine year old granddaughter had me recalling ...
Published November 2011
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Layer Breton - of The Manor and the many Forms of Worship - Centenary Chronicle ...
ID PBH_CTH_064
Title Layer Breton - of The Manor and the many Forms of Worship - Centenary Chronicle 64
Abstract Layer Breton - of The Manor and the many Forms of Worship

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 64.
Published in Parish News - September 2011 On 3rd November 1954 a most unusual event took place at the ...
Published September 2011
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

A Mine in Abberton Reservoir Centenary Chronicles 63
ID PBH_CTH_063
Title A Mine in Abberton Reservoir Centenary Chronicles 63
Abstract Nineteen-Eighty-Mine A Mine in Abberton Reservoir

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 63.
Published in Parish News - May 2011 In the summer of 1989 I was on duty at the Military Police Duty Room, 156 ...
Published May 2011
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

S.S. Teulon, Victorian Architect - Centenary Chronicles 62
ID PBH_CTH_062
Title S.S. Teulon, Victorian Architect - Centenary Chronicles 62
Abstract S.S. Teulon, Victorian Architect

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 62.
Published in Parish News - March 2011 ...
Published March 2011
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Ted Woolf's Shed
ID ML2022_003_077
Title Ted Woolf's Shed
Abstract The oyster shed on Coast Road, always known as Ted Woolf's Shed, has recently been demolished and is to be replaced by a new building similar in appearance. The old shed was in very poor condition and the new one will improve working conditions for the men sorting the oysters.
Author Ron Green
Published March 2022
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

The Layer Breton Missal Stand - Centenary Chronicles 61
ID PBH_CTH_061
Title The Layer Breton Missal Stand - Centenary Chronicles 61
Abstract The Layer Breton Missal Stand

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 61
Published in Parish News - February 2011 In 2008 I had an email from Australia. Someone had found this missal stand (a bookrest ...
Published February 2011
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

The Villages in 1910 - Centenary Chronicles 60
ID PBH_CTH_060
Title The Villages in 1910 - Centenary Chronicles 60
Abstract The Villages in 1910

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 60.
Published in Parish News - November 2010 In 2010 if one wishes to know how to get to a destination you either look at a map or set your ...
Published November 2010
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Fighting Fires at Birch - Centenary Chronicles 59
ID PBH_CTH_059
Title Fighting Fires at Birch - Centenary Chronicles 59
Abstract Fighting Fires at Birch

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 59.
Published in Parish News - August 2010 In the last issue mention was made of a fire at White House Farm, Birch, in 1887. One point ...
Published August 2010
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Of White Horses and White Houses - Centenary Chronicles 58
ID PBH_CTH_058
Title Of White Horses and White Houses - Centenary Chronicles 58
Abstract Of White Horses and White Houses

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 58.
Published in Parish News - May 2010 When we moved to this area we found, as we had, as in previous villages, the interesting ...
Published May 2010
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Elections and Eligibility to Vote - Centenary Chronicles 57
ID PBH_CTH_057
Title Elections and Eligibility to Vote - Centenary Chronicles 57
Abstract Elections and Eligibility to Vote

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 57.
Published in Parish News - March 2010 With the approach of a General Election it may be appropriate to look back at how ...
Published March 2010
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Public Health in our Villages - Centenary Chronicles 56
ID PBH_CTH_056
Title Public Health in our Villages - Centenary Chronicles 56
Abstract Public Health in our Villages

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 56
Published in Parish News - November 2009 In the last issue mention was made of the reports issued by the Medical Officer of Health ...
Keywords wilsmore
Published November 2009
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Birch Friendly Society - Centenary Chronicles 53
ID PBH_CTH_053
Title Birch Friendly Society - Centenary Chronicles 53
Abstract Birch Friendly Society

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 53.
Published in Parish News - February 2009 With the social welfare provisions available to us today it is difficult to imagine the ...
Published February 2009
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Medical Officer of Health Reports - Birch Centenary Chronicles 55
ID PBH_CTH_055
Title Medical Officer of Health Reports - Birch Centenary Chronicles 55
Abstract Medical Officer of Health Reports

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 55.
Published in Parish News - September 2009 Mention has been made in earlier issues of the creation of Union Workhouses as ...
Published September 2009
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Layer Breton and the 1911 Census - Centenary Chronicles 54
ID PBH_CTH_054
Title Layer Breton and the 1911 Census - Centenary Chronicles 54
Abstract Layer Breton and the 1911 Census

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 54.
Published in Parish News - May 2009 The increasing interest in family history may have led to release of some of the details ...
Published May 2009
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Layer Breton Vestry - Centenary Chronicles 52
ID PBH_CTH_052
Title Layer Breton Vestry - Centenary Chronicles 52
Abstract Layer Breton Vestry - 1820 to 1861

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 52.
Published in Parish News - November 2008 Vestry is defined, in the Concise Oxford Dictionary, as "a room or building attached ...
Published November 2008
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Gardening in the Past - Birch Centenary Chronicles 49
ID PBH_CTH_049
Title Gardening in the Past - Birch Centenary Chronicles 49
Abstract Gardening in the Past

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 49.
Published in Parish News - February 2008 In celebration of the founding of the Three Villages Gardening Club we thought it appropriate ...
Published February 2008
Source Mersea Museum / Breton heath

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Article

Old Farming Records - Birch Centenary Chronicles 47
ID PBH_CTH_047
Title Old Farming Records - Birch Centenary Chronicles 47
Abstract Old Farming Records

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 47.
Published in Parish News - August 2007 For many centuries the main occupation hereabouts has been farming. Many changes have taken place and ...
Published August 2007
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Workhouses - Birch Centernary Chronicle 46
ID PBH_CTH_046
Title Workhouses - Birch Centernary Chronicle 46
Abstract Workhouses

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 46.
Published in Parish News - May 2007 The large grim looking building, on Lexden Road, known as St Albright's, was built in 1836 as the Lexden and ...
Published May 2007
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Layer Breton Luddites - 1816 - Centenary Chronicle 45.
ID PBH_CTH_045
Title Layer Breton Luddites - 1816 - Centenary Chronicle 45.
Abstract Layer Breton Luddites - 1816

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 45.
Published in Parish News - February 2007 As after any war the returning soldiers find it hard to fit into the community. This was ...
Published February 2007
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Ivy Moore (née Taylor) of Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicle 44
ID PBH_CTH_044
Title Ivy Moore (née Taylor) of Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicle 44
Abstract Ivy Moore (née Taylor) of Layer Breton

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 44.
Published in Parish News - November 2006 This issue of the Chronicles is, in part, by way of being a follow up to ...
Published November 2006
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Wilsmore Family of Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 43
ID PBH_CTH_043
Title Wilsmore Family of Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 43
Abstract The Wilsmore Family of Layer Breton

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 43.
Published in Parish News - August 2006 Back in 1910 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, David Lloyd George, introduced the ...
Published August 2006
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Doctor Poles - the Birch village doctor
ID PLF_002
Title Doctor Poles - the Birch village doctor
Abstract Doctor Poles was the Birch village Doctor for about 30 years. Gordon and Kathleen Poles were from the Medway area of Kent. They married in the 1920s. ...
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

St Mary's Church, Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 42
ID PBH_CTH_042
Title St Mary's Church, Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 42
Abstract A Little History Concerning St Mary's Church, Layer Breton

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 42.
Published in Parish News - May 2006 Layer Breton is mentioned 920 years ago as a manor in the ...
Published May 2006
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Winter Weather - Centenary Chronicles 41
ID PBH_CTH_041
Title Winter Weather - Centenary Chronicles 41
Abstract Winter Weather

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 41.
Published in Parish News - February 2006 Just before Christmas there was a warning that this winter would be severe. So far so good and let us ...
Published February 2006
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Hobstevens, Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 40
ID PBH_CTH_040
Title Hobstevens, Layer Breton - Centenary Chronicles 40
Abstract Hobstevens, Layer Breton

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 40.
Published in Parish News - December 2005 There are many examples of what are sometimes called "English chocolate box" cottages in this ...
Published December 2005
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Hearth Taxes - Birch Centenary Chronicles 39
ID PBH_CTH_039
Title Hearth Taxes - Birch Centenary Chronicles 39
Abstract Hearth Taxes

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 39.
Published in Parish News - September 2005 Not so many years ago politicians, and others, made much of the need to reduce air pollution. This ...
Published September 2005
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Layer Breton's Quaker Meeting House and Burial Ground - Centenary Chronicle 38
ID PBH_CTH_038
Title Layer Breton's Quaker Meeting House and Burial Ground - Centenary Chronicle 38
Abstract Layer Breton's Quaker Meeting House and Burial Ground

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 38.
Published in Parish News - May 2005 We start with a "Trivial Pursuits" type question. Which Essex Parish ...
Published May 2005
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Local Census Returns 1841-1901 - Birch Centenary Chronicle 37
ID PBH_CTH_037
Title Local Census Returns 1841-1901 - Birch Centenary Chronicle 37
Abstract Local Census Returns 1841-1901

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 37.
Published in Parish News - February 2004 Any attempt to find out what an area was like years ago relies on the interpretation of ...
Published February 2005
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Researching Your Family History - Birch Centenary Chronicle 36
ID PBH_CTH_036
Title Researching Your Family History - Birch Centenary Chronicle 36
Abstract Researching Your Family History

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 36.
Published in Parish News - November 2004 Family history is a very popular pastime and a TV series is now showing where to ...
Author Eric Hall
Published November 2004
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Village People in World War II - Birch Centenary Chronicle 35
ID PBH_CTH_035
Title Village People in World War II - Birch Centenary Chronicle 35
Abstract Village People in World War II

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 35.
Published in Parish News - August 2004 Much TV and newspaper coverage has been given recently to the 60th anniversary of D Day. ...
Published August 2004
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Patrick Adkins - Birch Centenary Chronicle 34
ID PBH_CTH_034
Title Patrick Adkins - Birch Centenary Chronicle 34
Abstract Patrick Adins 1933-2003 Local Archeologist and Historian

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 34.
Published in Parish News - May 2004 Sadly, Patrick (Pat) Adkins passed away in hospital on Monday ...
Published May 2004
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

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Article

Harvest Supper Speech - Layer Marney, 1965 - Centenary Chronicles 32
ID PBH_CTH_032
Title Harvest Supper Speech - Layer Marney, 1965 - Centenary Chronicles 32
Abstract Harvest Supper Speech - Layer Marney, 1965

Birch, Layer Breton & Layer Marney Local History

Centenary Chronicles - No. 32.
Published in Parish News - November 2003 ...
Published November 2003
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath
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