ID: WW01_251 / Winifred Hone

TitleHarold Blind. Winifred Hone memoirs
AbstractHarold Blind was a colourful character, who came to Mersea after the First World War. He spent quite a time trying to improve his innonence [ enunciation ?] over an afflictive order, which he did with great difficulty as he suffered an impediment in his speech. Later he married a charming lady who had suffered the loss of her first husband, a well known solicitor, who had fallen to his death on the first night of their wedding from a window at the Savoy Hotel. Harold Blind was always hard up, I being god's gift to the unfortunate it was a natural sequence, however at a much later date he became the leader of the Mosley movement at Maldon, he offered me a paid job of this movement on the Island, which meant I could run the Sailing and Social Club and at the same time enrol members in my spare time. He promised me a black silk shirt, also a belt with a silver buckle. Naturally I declined. In my case the belt wouldn't have given me something I haven't got, also I had been told in my youth that I could create more fights than Helen of troy, and needed no suggestions from him to start another war.

AuthorWinifred Hone
SourceMersea Museum / Wendy Brady