ID: ML2016_005_L24 / Ron Green

TitleMemory Lane - Peldon Home Guard
AbstractWe continue the Home Guard theme from last month, with the Peldon Home Guard, photographed outside the Peldon Rose.

Back Row 1. Edgar Reynolds, 2. Vic Sheldrake L/Cpl, 3. Will Nicholas, 4. Bruce Rainbird, 5. Bert Inman, 6. John Starling, 7. Bob Brand, 8. Phil Nicholas, 9. Ted Martin.
Centre Row 1. R. Strahl, 2. Charlie Mason, 3. James Purtell, 4. Bert Day, 5. Charlie Haines, 6. Billy Mason, 7. Luther Smith, 8. George Talbot, 9. Charlie Lapwood.
Front Row 1. Bill Osborne ('Hoppy' - he had a wooden leg), 2. Bunny Unwin, 3. Leo Smith, 4. Basil (Ivan) Pullen, 5. Les Mole, 6. George Coates, 7. Bob Ponder.

Hoppy Osborne was the dispatch rider. The mascot was a tame fox 'Renny' held by Ivan Pullen. Ivan Pullen's family kept the Peldon Rose. Leo Michael Smith kept the White Hart on Mersea.

Article from Mersea Life May 2016, page local 24.

AuthorRon Green
PublishedMay 2016
SourceMersea Museum