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.

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Mrs Condon
ID WW01_381
Title Mrs Condon
Abstract Mrs Condon, who saw service in the Boer war and ran a field kitchen in the 1914-1918 war with the Russians too near for comfort, was a noble and generous person without a selfish thought in her head. Her hobbies gardening and sailing, She had two brothers, Howard a well known architect who...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

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Leonard Weaver - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_371
Title Leonard Weaver - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Long before 1920 Mr Leonard Weaver must have been one of the first Gospellers. On Sunday afternoon he used to hold his spiritual gathering, his pulpit a horseless cart, his temple the sky surrounded by sea and grass fields, his organ the sign of the sea. Glory Glory Hallelujah and Onward Christian...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

53

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Nice Families - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_361
Title Nice Families - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Sir Alfred and Lady Soward lived on the Island and had to suffer knowing that their eldest daughter was drowned after the torpedoing of the LUSITANIA. Lieut. E.A. Soward, their eldest son, married Alma, the daughter of an Indian Army Officer, Captain Allyster Parker and was born at sea. At a very...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

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Captain Charles Simms - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_351
Title Captain Charles Simms - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Captain Charles Simms of the Mediterranean Fleet after his retirement visited the Industrial Fair in Germany where he was looking for a gadget to occupy him in his retirement. It was at this time stiletto heels were in fashion, made of wood and always splitting. He was interested ina small machine...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

55

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Lord Upjohn - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_341
Title Lord Upjohn - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Sir Gerald and Lady Upjohn have been members for many years, often come for a quiet meal and sometimes with friends. Their favourite menu seemed to be Fillet Steak with mushrooms and crip onions followed by [ ? ] omelette. after dinner very often he asked me to sit at his table and have a chat, I...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

56

Article

General Sir William Horwood KCB DSO - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_331
Title General Sir William Horwood KCB DSO - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract General Sir William Horwood KCB DSO, Chief of Metropolitan Police, had a house down the road near the Victory and always took an interest in our activities. He had known some of my husband's relations in their Irish affluency, that of a very old established firm of Lawyers in Dublin. It took a...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

57

Article

Harry Tate - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_321
Title Harry Tate - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Harry Tate, the well known comedian, visited Mersea with the idea of a yachting sketch in mind. The WATERLILLY owned by Mr Arthur Hempstead was chosen for the tryout. They all went aboard with picnic baskets and champagne, in fact a lot, but unfortunately they sailed onto Cobmarsh ten minutes after...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

58

Article

Zebedee Milgate and Tom Mole - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_311
Title Zebedee Milgate and Tom Mole - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Zebedee Milgate and Tom Mole were two other amusing characters. On one occasion Milgate was discussing his wealth with Mole having sold his small smack for £70. Not to be outdone by Milgate's statement of wealth, Mole replied he had plenty, his daughters heads always in the cupboards...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

59

Article

Reverend Baring Gould and Reverend Dunn
ID WW01_301
Title Reverend Baring Gould and Reverend Dunn
Abstract The Reverend Baring Gould, author of many Victorian novels, gave us this information. That this much loved church service Harvest Festival was first introduced by Rev. Robert Stephen Hawker September 1843. The Harvest Festival is the countrywide celebration and thanksgiving in the...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

60

Article

Taffy the Welshman - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_291
Title Taffy the Welshman - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Taffy the Welshman had arrived at Mersea in answer to an advert he had seen in the Daily News of that day. The advertiser was a foreman that Taffy had worked for on other sewerage developments. Taffy had been a miner in his early days and his tale of hardship and adversities used to keep the...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

61

Article

E. Arnot Robinson - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_281
Title E. Arnot Robinson - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract E. Arnot Robinson was little more than a girl when she came to the Island in the early twenties, she had been lent the Dutch boat owned by James McBey, the famous etcher. He had met her in London, he had painted a picture of her that was accepted and hung in the Royal Academy and named 'A portrait...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

62

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1920 - Victory Hotel - People. Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_271
Title 1920 - Victory Hotel - People. Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Mr Justice Younger who afterwards became Lord Blanesburgh, a Justice of Appeal during our tenancy at the Victory, a batchelor and a very kindly man, one of his interests was in orphan societies to which he made many grants. He owned a picture of Mersea beach painted in the long distant past...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

63

Article

Harold Blind. Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_251
Title Harold Blind. Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Harold 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...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

64

Article

Turner Postmaster - 1919. Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_241
Title Turner Postmaster - 1919. Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Mr Turner was the postmaster and his post office was in Yorick Road. He was a friendly man, when you went in for a stamp or to post a parcel he always found time for a nice friendly chat. One day I went to post a parcel and the door was locked. I just knocked and waited, I didn't even know that...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

65

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

66

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

67

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

68

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

69

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

70

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

71

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

72

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

73

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

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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

75

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

76

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

77

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

78

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

79

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

80

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 and here in Peldon the threatened eviction of...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

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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

82

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

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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

84

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

85

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

90

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

95

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

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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

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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

98

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

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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

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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
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