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

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Article

Baring Gould and "Mehalah"
ID EADT_1924_JAN
Title Baring Gould and "Mehalah"
Abstract " Mehalah" was not only written when Mr. Baring-Gould held the Crown living of East Mersea, but the whole scene of the story is located in the immediate neighbourhood in which the novelist then occasionally resided. At that time I held the curacy of Kelvedon, a little town on the mainline, and ...
Published 1924
Source Mersea Museum / John Hawes

52

Article

Brick House Farm, Peldon
ID PH01_BHF
Title Brick House Farm, Peldon
Abstract BRICK HOUSE FARM Brick House Farm, this photograph was probably taken in the harsh winter of 1947 Built circa 1780 originally timber framed, the red brick cladding is of 1885, subsequent to earthquake damage. Two storeys, with ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

53

Article

Memory Lane - Old Mersea Barns
ID ML2022_011_064
Title Memory Lane - Old Mersea Barns
Abstract From Ron Green and Tony Millatt, Mersea Museum There were over twenty farms on Mersea, and pretty well every farm of any significance had a large wooden barn, most of a similar design. Their main purpose was for storing the harvest which would have been in sheaves stored in the wings. They ...
Source Mersea Museum

54

Article

The Greens of West Mersea
ID ML2022_010_060
Title The Greens of West Mersea
Abstract There have been two separate families GREEN living in West Mersea for over two hundred years. I am the product of a union of the two families when my father Leslie Green married my mother Edna Mehala Green on November 11th in 1927. Not only have the two families lived on Mersea Island during that ...
Author Ron Green
Published October 2022
Source Mersea Museum

55

Article

Memory Lane: Mill Road
ID ML2022_009_063
Title Memory Lane: Mill Road
Abstract From Ron Green and Tony Millatt, Mersea Museum For this month we have a panoramic view of Mill Road of over 100 years ago, looking to the northwest. The east side of the road is largely open fields. Going from left to right, we have ...
Published September 2022
Source Mersea Museum

56

Article

History of Moor Farm, Peldon
ID PH01_MRF
Title History of Moor Farm, Peldon
Abstract History of Moor Farm, Peldon ...
Source Mersea Museum

57

Article

Games Farmhouse, Peldon
ID PH01_GMF
Title Games Farmhouse, Peldon
Abstract GAMES FARMHOUSE The front of Games Farm, Lower Road, Peldon, pictured in the early 1960s Games Farmhouse Early C15 small hall house. Timber framed, with red plain tile half hipped roof. Two storeys. Two window range ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

58

Article

Home Farm, Peldon
ID PH01_HFS
Title Home Farm, Peldon
Abstract C14 or C15 hall house with gabled crosswings. Timber framed and plastered with red plain tile roof. Two storey wing, remainder one storey and attics. Wings were originally jettied but are now underbuilt and they are hipped at rear. ...
Source Mersea Museum

59

Article

The Villages of Great and Little Wigborough by the Rev. James Allen
ID EC66_04_A432
Title The Villages of Great and Little Wigborough by the Rev. James Allen
Abstract The summer visitor on his way to Mersea Island from the direction of Maldon will pass through the villages of Great and Little Wigborough. He will see the signs indicating the village names, but he will fail to see a "village" as one usually understands the meaning of the word. The church is in ...
Author Rev. James Allen
Published April 1966
Source Mersea Museum

60

Article

The story of Wigborough Past and Present by Eric Rayner
ID EC65_03_A284
Title The story of Wigborough Past and Present by Eric Rayner
Abstract ...
Author Eric Rayner
Source Mersea Museum

61

Article

The First Regattas at West Mersea
ID REG_1980_PGM_A41
Title The First Regattas at West Mersea
Abstract THE FIRST REGATTAS by Hervey Benham ...
Author Hervey Benham
Source Mersea Museum

62

Article

Memory Lane: West Mersea Town Regatta
ID ML2022_008_063
Title Memory Lane: West Mersea Town Regatta
Abstract From Ron Green and Tony Millatt, Mersea Museum West Mersea Town Regatta has been running since at least 1838 with gaps for wars and so on. The first regattas we know about took place in front of Mersea Cottage, later to become Orleans and then New Orleans. There was a band on the beach below ...
Author Ron Green
Published August 2022
Source Mersea Museum

63

Article

Birch. A village church in the 1880s
ID EC53_010_A29
Title Birch. A village church in the 1880s
Abstract Birch - A Village Church In The Eighties by Arthur E. May From Essex Countryside magazine August 1953 transcribed by Joe Vince

Birch, where the author was born and spent his childhood, is a small village about five miles from Colchester. These recollections of its parish ...

Author Arthur E. May
Published October 1953
Source Mersea Museum

64

Article

Pete Tye Farm, Peldon
ID PH01_PTF
Title Pete Tye Farm, Peldon
Abstract Pete Tye Farm pre 1970 before it was demolished and a new farmhouse built The current owners of Pete Tye Farm, the Coans, moved into the newly-built Pete Tye Farm in 1970. The old farmhouse was still standing when the newly married couple ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

65

Article

The Christmas family of Peldon
ID PH01_CHR
Title The Christmas family of Peldon
Abstract The Christmas family has connections with this area going back hundreds of years. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Christmases lived in many of the properties in the village, Rose Cottages, Malting Farm, Hilldene (now demolished and replaced by Grangewood), Purlu on Lower Road ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

66

Article

Mussetts of Mersea Island
ID AFM_MST_001
Title Mussetts of Mersea Island
Abstract This family tree seeks to trace the descendants of John Mussett, the earliest male member of the family known to have married and had children on Mersea Island. The great majority of these are descended from his youngest son, James Mussett, who was born in 1800. I have traced both the male and ...
Author Peter Mussett
Published 30 June 2022
Source Mersea Museum

67

Article

Our Village Centre - Mersea Life
ID ML2022_007_067
Title Our Village Centre - Mersea Life
Abstract Memory Lane: Our village centre From Ron Green and Tony Millatt, Mersea Museum I think everyone is pleased to see the White Hart all refurbished and busy again. Together with our Parish Church it is the centrepiece of our village and has been for several centuries.. The White Hart has ...
Published July 2022
Source Mersea Museum

68

Article

The Greens of West Mersea
ID MMH_GRN
Title The Greens of West Mersea
Abstract I believe I'm one of the most 'Local' persons on Mersea Island, being a product of two Green families both of which have been on the island for at least 200 years Not only have the two families been on the Island for all this time, they have been mostly in the same part of the Island, bound in ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

69

Article

Mersea and the Civil War - 1648
ID MMH_MCW
Title Mersea and the Civil War - 1648
Abstract The previous three years had seen a number of bloody battles, culminating with Charles I being captured. To many, this was the end of the war. But many royalists refused to surrender. Some who did were let off with the payment of a fine and a promise not to take up arms again. Those who could not ...
Author L.D. Haines
Published 1980
Source Mersea Museum

70

Article

Susanna Hollomby Head née Carter 1860 - 1909
ID SHH
Title Susanna Hollomby Head née Carter 1860 - 1909
Abstract Susanna Hollomby Head (née Carter) (18 November 1860 - 28 March 1909) Her Parents, Grandparents, and their Families Susanna was one of my great grandmothers. She married Charles HEAD at the church of St Peter and St Paul, West Mersea, Essex on 14 April 1881 The full document ...
Author Andrew Granger-Bevan
Source Mersea Museum / Andrew Granger-Bevan

71

Article

Granville Leonard Chambers
ID UPA
Title Granville Leonard Chambers
Abstract In May 2022 an unexpected large parcel was delivered to Mersea Museum. It contained a photograph album - some photographs mounted in the album but many more loose. They were nearly all Mersea views, but the back of each photograph just had information about type of film, exposure etc. Only 3 ...
Keywords green storth
Source Mersea Museum / Roe and Moore

72

Article

Memory Lane: Celebration Arches
ID ML2022_006_058
Title Memory Lane: Celebration Arches
Abstract From Ron Green and Tony Millatt, Mersea Museum With Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, I am reminded of King George V's Silver Jubilee in 1935, going along to events in the school field and receiving my mug - long since disappeared. There were a number of arches built across the road and ...
Published June 2022
Source Mersea Museum

73

Article

Memories of a Village Chapel by H.J. Hayhoe 1952 - Layer de la Haye
ID PBH_HYH
Title Memories of a Village Chapel by H.J. Hayhoe 1952 - Layer de la Haye
Abstract Introductory Note: This document contains the text of a pamphlet about the Methodist Chapel in Layer de la Haye, which was demolished in 1970. The original pamphlet has been out of print for many years. As there is little or no prospect of it being re-printed it is being made available on the ...
Author Mrs H.J. Hayhoe
Published 1952
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

74

Article

Parish Church of St John the Baptist Layer de la Haye
ID PBH_ALN
Title Parish Church of St John the Baptist Layer de la Haye
Abstract IMPORTANT NOTE: Canon Allen's history of Layer de la Haye Church has been out of print for many years. As there is little or no prospect of it being re-printed it is being made available on the internet, free of charge, for the purposes of private study and research only. It is not to be ...
Author Canon James Allen
Keywords audley
Published 1972
Source Mersea Museum / Breton Heath

75

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 / Breton Heath

76

Article

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

77

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 / Breton Heath

78

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

79

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

80

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

81

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

82

Article

Memory Lane: Griffon Corner
ID ML2022_005_010
Title Memory Lane: Griffon Corner
Abstract Having known Griffon Corner now for ninety years, I thought I would take a look at the changes that have been made. The name has changed and most people will now know it as Tesco Corner. At one time it was also known as Digby's Corner. The photograph here was taken by Jack Botham around 1962. It ...
Source Mersea Museum

83

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

84

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

85

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

86

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

87

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

88

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

89

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

90

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

91

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

92

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

97

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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