Village children at play. "Pretend Wedding", outside thatched cottage at Hardy's Green, Birch. 1933 ?
L-R 1. Mary Wayman, 2. Mona Faircloth, 3. Joyce Wayman, 4. Alice Wayman ?, 5. Bernard Pepper, 6. Dennis Borley, 7. Jean Pepper, 8. Jean Borley.
Chris Faircloth emailed June 2016:
Mona Faircloth was my late Auntie Mona. My great grandad Sam Faircloth first moved into the Birch area in the mid 1840s ( we think) from Finchingfield, his wife had a number of sisters who all married locally and so my grandfather had first cousins who were Whybrows, Burmbys and (if I remember rightly) Frenchs.
I have a photo somewhere of two elderly brothers with Abe Lincoln beards we always refer to as the Whybrow twins who were some of those cousins.
This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.