Mirror that was broken by the earthquake 22 April 1884, donated to the Museum January 2012.

A note on the back of the mirror says


This Mirror is a part of one that was shaken from a mantleshelf and broken at Home Farm, Peldon, Essex, at the time of the great earthquake April 22nd 1884 the house being shaken from its foundations, chimneys thrown to the ground & widespread damage took ...
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Mirror that was broken by the earthquake 22 April 1884, donated to the Museum January 2012.
A note on the back of the mirror says
"This Mirror is a part of one that was shaken from a mantleshelf and broken at Home Farm, Peldon, Essex, at the time of the great earthquake April 22nd 1884 the house being shaken from its foundations, chimneys thrown to the ground & widespread damage took place, this piece of glass was framed as it was broken by the earthquake in remembrance of so great & terrible an event. Signed by me Elijah Woods Occupant of Home Farm 29/6/84.
[1881 Census has Elijah Woods at Pond Farm, Peldon, age 44.]

Accession No. 2012.01.002 2012-01-002.


Date: 29 June 1884      

Photo: Mersea Museum
Image ID IA004542
Category 1 Museum-->Artefacts and Contents
Category 2 Places-->Peldon
Category 3 Disasters and Mishaps


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