This database contains an index of some of the books and papers held by Mersea Museum. In some cases the database contains a complete transcription of a book or document.

Found 257 files  - displaying 101 to 150

101

Article

Tollesbury - Archie White - 1918. Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_231
Title Tollesbury - Archie White - 1918. Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Archie White, who became quite famous with articles books and drawings later, I first met when he had sailed up Woodruffe Creek from Mersea with two friends, Cecil Woods and Donald Blythe, to attend Gooseberry Fair. This was a notable affair of long standing, something to be remembered, the sun ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

102

Article

A. Dumas - yachtsman at the Victory. Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_261
Title A. Dumas - yachtsman at the Victory. Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Mr Dumas, owner of STORMCOCK, was a well known yachtsman that we inherited when we took the Victory, he used to come every evening for dinner and preferred a joint and two veg, followed by a boiled pudding of some sort. He had a tremendous capacity for food, he used to arrive at the beginning of ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

103

Article

Captain Swing Peldon Wages Riot
ID PH01_CSW
Title Captain Swing Peldon Wages Riot
Abstract

CAPTAIN SWING - PELDON'S WAGES' RIOT

Agricultural Disturbances 1816 - 1836

Captain Swing was the name given to the mythical leader of agricultural labourers in their attempts to force their employers to give them a living wage. The Swing riots were in the ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

104

Article

Winifred Mary Hone memoirs
ID WW01_001
Title Winifred Mary Hone memoirs
Abstract Winifred Mary Hone came down to the Essex Coast in 1916 when her parents took over the Kings Head at Tollesbury. Her husband G.R. 'Ronnie' Hone was in the Navy and she had two young children. In 1919, she heard that William Trim wanted to leave the Victory at West Mersea, so she cycled to Mersea to ...
Author Tony Millatt
Keywords zeb
Published March 2018
Source Mersea Museum

105

Article

Meditation 1969 - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_221
Title Meditation 1969 - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced his theory on the subject, you had to journey to India at great expense to indulge in this particular cult. Here on the Island there are considerable locations where with only the expenditure of time you can enjoy spiritual meditation. Cast your eye on an object ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published 1969
Source Mersea Museum

106

Article

Present day fishermen 1969 - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_211
Title Present day fishermen 1969 - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Rome was once saved by geese, but it is a still humbler creature that the Mersea fishermen look for each winter, Sprats and Herrings, but that didn't come up to expectations too frequently. Fishermen are dedicated to their vocation just as much as the Clergy are to the Church, which is usually ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published 1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

107

Article

Old folk and children entertained - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_201
Title Old folk and children entertained - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Organised by Mrs Hone of the Sailing and Social Club, together with her daughters Mrs Garriock and Mrs Todhunter, and a very large band of willing helpers, one hundred old folk of West Mersea enjoyed a wonderful treat. In the beautifully decorated British Legion Hall they sat down on Friday to a ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

108

Article

K.O.S.B. wartime. Caesar - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_191
Title K.O.S.B. wartime. Caesar - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract The Kings Own Scottish Borderers were stationed here, they had a goose for their mascot named Caesar. The Regiment had no proof of her gender although at a much later date after the K.O.S.B. had departed for France it was established. Nobody could resist Caesar's charm, she liked titbits from the ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

109

Article

Edward Phillip Paxman - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_182
Title Edward Phillip Paxman - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract The sudden death of E.P. Paxman at the early age of 48 was a serious loss to the engineering world and a sad blow to his many friends. It is not saying too much to describe it as a national disaster, for he was a man of dynamic energy and personality and a brilliant pioneer in diesel ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

110

Article

Mr Edward Paxman - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_181
Title Mr Edward Paxman - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract I had known Mr Edward Paxman, affectionately known as Ted, since he was at Cambridge in the 1920s. He came into his inheritance on the death of his father Mr James N. Paxman during the engineering depression. He was a young man who should have been enjoying a carefree life. Joyful and genial, he ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

111

Article

Home Guard 1940 - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_171
Title Home Guard 1940 - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Many of the Mersea men ineligible for service in the forces joined the Peldon Home Guard. They had their headquarters at the Rose at Peldon, the popular landlord Ivan Pullen being the Officer in Charge of the platoon. The essence of comedy must hae been terrific when they did their training, square ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

112

Article

George Scales - Farmer
ID PH01_GSC
Title George Scales - Farmer
Abstract GEORGE SCALES
Researched & compiled by Geoff Gonella

Early days
George Scales was born in 1921. The family moved from London to a farm near Vange, Essex, funded by George's grandfather E.H. Scales, a New Zealander who was unorthodox, independent-minded and succe ...

Author Geoff Gonella
Source Mersea Museum

113

Article

Peldon and the Great Colchester Earthquake of 1884
ID PH01_EQK
Title Peldon and the Great Colchester Earthquake of 1884
Abstract The Great Colchester Earthquake of 1884

Much has been written on the Great Colchester Earthquake which happened at 9.18 on the morning of 22nd April 1884 centred on the villages of Abberton, Peldon and Wivenhoe but felt much further afield. We continue to be fascinated by those early ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

114

Article

Women's Land Army in Essex in WW2
ID PH01_WLA
Title Women's Land Army in Essex in WW2
Abstract

The Women's Land Army in Essex during World War 2

During WW1 with German blockades preventing vital supplies getting through to British ports and causing food shortages, a Women's Land Army was set up to work on the land and ensure the nation did not go hungry. ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

115

Article

Dora Banfield - The Land Girl's Story
ID PH01_DBF
Title Dora Banfield - The Land Girl's Story
Abstract

THE LAND GIRL'S STORY

My Time In The Land Army by Dora Banfield

I joined the Land Army in 1941, my two brothers, Geoffrey and Stephen being away on war work. I was called home to Kemps Farm, in Peldon, to help my father. He had retired for a quiet life on a small ...

Author Elaine Barker
Keywords wla
Source Mersea Museum

116

Article

Rough Shooting. Sailing Club Late 1930 - Winifred Hone memoirs.
ID WW01_161
Title Rough Shooting. Sailing Club Late 1930 - Winifred Hone memoirs.
Abstract

Pastime

Rough shooting was a favourite pastime that many of the fishermen as well as visitors indulged in. Fred Pullen and Jack Lungley were locals who enjoyed the friendship and respect of many of the visiting wild fowlers. I am not sure that all they shot came ...

Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

117

Article

Farmer's evictions in WW2 and the Peldon Protest
ID PH01_WAG
Title Farmer's evictions in WW2 and the Peldon Protest
Abstract

THE WORLD WAR 2 WAR AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE EVICTIONS

The War Agriculture Committees were set up in every region to maximise the production of food crops during WW2. Their tactics came under close scrutiny and criticism. The newly appointed secretary of the Lexden an ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

118

Article

Sailing and Social Club 1930 - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_151
Title Sailing and Social Club 1930 - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Sir Travers Humphreys, the learned Judge, used to come to Mersea for a few deays before going on circuit. He had a good regard for the Went family, proprietors of the White Hart where he stayed. Sir Travers was a deep thinking man of very simple tastes, he gave the impression of a man attempting ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

119

Article

Peldon People: Harry Ponder
ID PH01_HPO
Title Peldon People: Harry Ponder
Abstract Harry Ponder was born on 22nd February 1882 in the 'Thatch Cottage' at the beginning of Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough; his two grandfathers, both his parents and some of his sisters lie in the churchyard there. He was interviewed by the editor of the Peldon and Wigboroughs Parish magazine on ...
Author Elaine Barker
Keywords harold
Source Mersea Museum / Elaine Barker

120

Article

Mock trial. Victory Bar - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_141
Title Mock trial. Victory Bar - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Still on the subject of making one's own recreations, Arthur Dale and my husband were about to compete in a Dabchicks race when an unexpected squall overturned the boat, which was named SHRIMP - an International dinghy and very lively in the heavy weather. They had no option but to swim ashore. A ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

121

Article

Debating Meetings at the Victory Hall - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_131
Title Debating Meetings at the Victory Hall - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Dumas, Chadwick, Hollick, Scringer, Grimwood

Debating meetings at the Victory Hall consisted of gaiety and wholesome nonsense mixed with sound common sense, attended by a mass of interested people, especially when the speaker was a well known personality. Most nights after dinner - a ...

Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

122

Article

The Dance Hall - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_076
Title The Dance Hall - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract 1920. After four years of war, the most monstrous of man's illusions, it was only natural for those who had survived to look upon life with a light hearted and carefree abandon. Dancing was to take chief priority, old and young were learning the light fantastic steps of the Tango, Foxtrot, Turkey ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

123

Article

Arthur & Ruby Dale - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_111
Title Arthur & Ruby Dale - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Freddy Bird, Arthur Hempstead, Chaworth-Musters, B. Keenlyside, P. Musters, W. Tawnton, H. Summerville, May Maude Duprey

Sing songs were very pleasant to remember, we had quite a few customers who had nice baritone and base voices, it was never difficult to get together and enjoy ...

Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

124

Article

Victory Hotel January 1924 - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_078
Title Victory Hotel January 1924 - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract The political world was in a great ferment of uncertainty; we decided to install a wireless, then almost in its infancy, so we converted a ladies toilet, one of two, at great expense into a different sort of receiving room for the introduction of this magic voice from outer space. A lot of people ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

125

Article

Memory Lane - the Victory in the 1920s
ID ML2018_004_L19
Title Memory Lane - the Victory in the 1920s
Abstract Winifred and Ronnie Hone took over the Victory in 1919 and were there through the 1920s. They then moved on to start the Sailing and Social Club further down Coast Road - it is now the Coast Inn. Later in life, Winifred Hone wrote about the days at the Victory and the customers, and we are fortunate ...
Source Mersea Museum

126

Article

Cooking Victory Days - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_073
Title Cooking Victory Days - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract I didn't know much about cooking and for that matter some of the customers didn't either. In those days there was every luxury at hand but without the necessary equipment. Mersea was a good place to start the art of cooking as there was no competition. I like to think I helped put Mersea on the ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

127

Article

1920s onwards - more Victory Days. Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_081
Title 1920s onwards - more Victory Days. Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Bill and Cecil Barlow, now demobbed from the RAF, were the sons of the late Mr Lazarus Barlow who had owned the 50 ton schooner, the ROSENEATH, which used to anchor in the Quarters when they were in residence in their Mersea Home 'The Grove' facing the sea. Later, when The Grove was sold, Bill ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

128

Article

Victory Days. D.O.R.A. - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_071
Title Victory Days. D.O.R.A. - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract The first winter we were at the Victory we got into trouble under D.O.R.A. [ Defence of the Realm Act ]. The war had been over 4 months, my husband and his friends had been out shooting partridges, I got all carried away by the bag and suggested that I should cook them and they could have a late ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

129

Article

Miss Teresa Buxton - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_061
Title Miss Teresa Buxton - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Miss Teresa Buxton used to stay here at the Victory often, she was a very talented artist, her outstanding pictures were water colours. She also had great faith in our Mersea spring water, which was situated on the coast road not far from the Victory. She used to take bottles of this water home ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

130

Article

1920 Mr Trim and the Victory Days - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_051
Title 1920 Mr Trim and the Victory Days - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract

Mr Trim used the Victory more as a home as he used to run a small farm and also let out mechanical machinery to farmers who could not afford their own. When we took over, we soon realised that it ...

Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

131

Article

Tollesbury, and taking the Victory - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_041
Title Tollesbury, and taking the Victory - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract We had almost given up the idea of taking a pub, the war coming to an end many people had the same idea and licences were very hard to get hold of. Quite casually, we heard about the Victory at West Mersea from a visiting Officer stationed at West Mersea. It seemed a carefree way of earning a ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

132

Article

First visit to Mersea Island - Winifred Hone Memoirs
ID WW01_031
Title First visit to Mersea Island - Winifred Hone Memoirs
Abstract A bright night, the sky full of stars, just the night for a raid. I was awakened by a banging on the door; this wasn't unusual as the Tollesbury policeman was very spy minded and had received permission to cover the attic window with black material leaving a hole in the middle for his spying ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

133

Article

Tollesbury people - Winifred Hone Memoirs
ID WW01_021
Title Tollesbury people - Winifred Hone Memoirs
Abstract

1917

The Hon. Kenneth Watson then O.C. Devon Regiment stationed at Salisbury, a very kindly and considerate man. His troops regarded him with great respect and affection, as so they should, although it does not always follow that kindness received is kindness returned. ...

Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

134

Article

Coming to Tollesbury - from Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_011
Title Coming to Tollesbury - from Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract My father Frederick Evelyn Cowles took over the tenancy of the Kings Head Tollesbury on 1916. I think I can say that they were the happiest days of his life, he loved the honesty of the locals with their forthright and carefree way of life. My father was a learned man and many were the letters ...
Author Winifred Hone
Keywords ww1
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

135

Article

Pyefleet House, Strood Close, Strood Villa
ID PH01_PFH
Title Pyefleet House, Strood Close, Strood Villa
Abstract

PYEFLEET HOUSE
Researched & compiled by Geoff Gonella

The building
Pyefleet House is the last-but-one house on the Strood before Mersea Island. Over the years it has also been named 'Strood Villa', 'Strood Close' and 'The Vicarage, Peldon.' At the t ...

Author Geoff Gonella
Source Mersea Museum / Peldon History Project

136

Article

World War 1 - Private Dines
ID WW1_DIN
Title World War 1 - Private Dines
Abstract St. Mary's churchyard has a military grave with a headstone that reads:

454276 Private
H.W. Dines
Labour Corps.
4 November 1918 age 34

Harry Wi ...

Author Geoff Gonella
Published November 2017
Source Mersea Museum / Peldon History Project

137

Article

Peldon - the 1953 Flood
ID PH01_FLD
Title Peldon - the 1953 Flood
Abstract

For hundreds of years there has been an ongoing battle trying to defend the Essex coastal marshlands against inundation by high tides. Although we focus on the 1953 floods, being within living memory, they were preceded by previous inundations notably, in the last hundred ...

Author Elaine Barker
Keywords BERNARD
Published 5 March 2018
Source Mersea Museum / Peldon History Project

138

Article

The Peldon Vulture
ID PH01_VTR
Title The Peldon Vulture
Abstract

Egyptian Vulture. Photo from Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton and Hove.

There are numerous references to the rare sighting (and shooting) of an Egyptian Vulture ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum / Peldon History Project

139

Article

Peldon Chapel
ID PH01_PMC
Title Peldon Chapel
Abstract

The congregation outside Peldon Chapel around 1945.
Photo: Pat Wyncoll (the little boy in the foreground)

Peldon Chapel was built on the North side of Lower Road, Peldon ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum / Peldon History Project

140

Article

Memory Lane - widening the Strood
ID ML2018_003_L19
Title Memory Lane - widening the Strood
Abstract The appalling state of the Strood railings is causing a great deal of concern at the moment and doesn't give a good impression to visitors coming on to the island. We have selected two pictures from our museum archive to show work in progress when the Strood was widened and the fencing was improved ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

141

Article

Memory Lane - One hundred years of bus service to Peldon Village.
ID ML2018_002_L19
Title Memory Lane - One hundred years of bus service to Peldon Village.
Abstract Peldon village has enjoyed a bus service now for over one hundred years. The changes being made by First Bus from February 18th will reduce that service to evenings and Sundays only. Those services continue under contract with Essex County Council and are not affected. The earliest motor bus to ...
Published February 2018
Source Mersea Museum

142

Article

Memory Lane - rising tides ?
ID ML2018_001_L21
Title Memory Lane - rising tides ?
Abstract

We are often led to believe that the tides cover the Strood more often than they used to and are getting bigger. I think the ever increasing amount of traffic could give that impression. The ...

Source Mersea Museum

143

Article

Mersea Island Trust
ID MCT_002
Title Mersea Island Trust
Abstract

The following article was written by J.H.G. Sunnucks for Mistral Magazine in 1995

1995 saw the 30th anniversary of the opening by Miss Akhurst of the first "sheltered" accommodation on the Island. There must be many varied memories of how it all began, but this is how the ...

Author J.H.G. Sunnucks
Published 1995
Source Mersea Museum

144

Article

Preserving Mersea's oldest roads
ID COR2_027
Title Preserving Mersea's oldest roads
Abstract It was heartening to read in Courier no. 666 of the Strood Charity's generous donation to Mersea Island Museum, towards the preservation and display of timbers from an ancient Bronze Age walkway. Discovered in the mud off Cooper's Beach by Oysterman, Daniel French, the surviving 4-metre section of ...
Author Sue Howlett
Published 11 November 2017
Source Mersea Museum

145

Article

Memory Lane - The History of Orleans Part 2
ID ML2017_011_L32
Title Memory Lane - The History of Orleans Part 2
Abstract By Ron Green with Tony Millatt and Brian Jay Mersea Island Museum

We continue the history of Orleans, the large house by the Monkey Beach in West Mersea.

At the end of the 19th Century, Orleans belonged to Thomas Gilbert a wealthy gentleman who was a JP, Churchwarden, Captain of ...

Author Ron Green
Published November 2017
Source Mersea Museum

146

Article

Memory Lane - The History of Orleans Part 1
ID ML2017_010_L22
Title Memory Lane - The History of Orleans Part 1
Abstract By Ron Green with Tony Millatt and Brian Jay Mersea Island Museum

Recently, a lady visitor to Mersea noticed while walking along the Monkey beach, an ornamental metal gate in the wall of New Orleans garden. She wanted to find out about the old house Orleans which stood in the grounds ...

Author Ron Green
Published October 2017
Source Mersea Museum

147

Article

In the Mud
ID TXA03380
Title In the Mud
Abstract 2017 was an exciting year along the Mersea shore. In 2016, CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeology Network) visited the island and looked more deeply into some things we thought we already knew about. About the same time local oystermen were making interesting finds and it became clear ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

148

Article

Restoration of PRISCILLA
ID ML2017_008_L76
Title Restoration of PRISCILLA
Abstract A Mersea fishing smack has been brought back to life by The Pioneer Sailing Trust based at Harker's Yard, Brightlingsea, after a four year restoration with the aid of a grant of £790,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. PRISCILLA was found abandoned in a boatyard in Bristol and the yard ...
Published August 2017
Source Mersea Museum

149

Article

A Sailor in a Barrow
ID ML2017_006_L22
Title A Sailor in a Barrow
Abstract

MEMORY LANE From Ron Green and Tony Millatt - Mersea Island Museum.

In our May item for Mersea Life, we referred to an old newspaper cutting concerning The Nutshell and Little Timbers in The Lane. In another cutting, dating from 1906, we find an interesting tale concerning ...

Author Ron Green
Published June 2017
Source Mersea Museum

150

Article

Memory Lane - when we nearly lost the NUTSHELL- and LITTLE TIMBERS
ID ML2017_005_L22
Title Memory Lane - when we nearly lost the NUTSHELL- and LITTLE TIMBERS
Abstract From a newspaper cutting dated 4 November 1971 shown recently to the museum comes this report - The Nutshell - a five hundred year old smuggler's cottage owned by a baroness in Malta, stands in the way of road improvements for the well-known yachting centre.

Three members of the Highways ...

Published May 2017
Source Mersea Museum
FirstPrevious123456NextLast