/ The Blackwater Culch War of 1894

ID: BOXP_011
TitleThe Blackwater Culch War of 1894
AbstractReprinted press reports on the 1894 Culch War, plus start only, of hand written article by John Leather:
"The Blackwater Culch War. One of the more colourful Essex maritime legends is of the violent confrontation between oyster dredgermen from Tollesbury and others from Burnham in which several Burnham smacks were boarded, their cargo of dredgings taken from public oyster grounds in the Blackwater thrown overboard, and their crews threatened. The truth has been embellished at times into a full scale conflict. It is interesting to try and discover the facts. On Thursday 9 March 1894 ... (ends).
Keywordscutch, cultch
SourceJohn Leather Collection
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 Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 1. Oyster culture in Italy.  BOXP_011_001
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Title: Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 1. Oyster culture in Italy.
Date:March 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
 Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 2. Oyster culture in Italy.  BOXP_011_002
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Title: Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 2. Oyster culture in Italy.
Date:March 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
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Title: Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 3. Burnham and Tollesbury Fishermen high-handed procedings. The Pirates of Tollesbury.
Date:March 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
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 Letter from Mr J. Round M.P.  BOXP_011_004
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Date:April 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
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Date:April 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
 Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 6. Public meeting at East Mersea. Mentions Mr W. Bean, Rev. W.Y. Smythies of West Mersea. Rev. F.J. Ball, Mr T. Gilbert, Captain Carter of Tollesbury.
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Date:May 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
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Date:May 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
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Date:May 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
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Date:May 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
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Title: Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 10. Oyster Fishery Grievance. Government promise a bill.
Date:May 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
 Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 11.  BOXP_011_011
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Title: Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 11.
Date:May 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
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Date:May 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
 Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 13.  BOXP_011_013
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Title: Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 13.
Date:May 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
 Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 14. Culch v Cutch or Cultch.  BOXP_011_014
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Title: Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 14. Culch v Cutch or Cultch.
Date:May 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
 Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 15.  BOXP_011_015
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Title: Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 15.
Date:May 1894
Source:John Leather Collection
 Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 16 (last). Mr H. Gann (Seasalter and Ham), Mr W.J. Bean, Mr Charles Potter, Mr George Appleby, Mr George French, Mr T. Gilbert, Mr S. Sunders, Mr Anderson, Rev. W. Blissard.  BOXP_011_016
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Title: Blackwater Culch War of 1894 - press articles. Page 16 (last). Mr H. Gann (Seasalter and Ham), Mr W.J. Bean, Mr Charles Potter, Mr George Appleby, Mr George French, Mr T. Gilbert, Mr S. Sunders, Mr Anderson, Rev. W. Blissard.
Date:May 1894
Source:John Leather Collection