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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Article

Hector Ingate - lost on HMS RAWALPINDI
ID OOD_003
Title Hector Ingate - lost on HMS RAWALPINDI
Abstract

Hector Ingate

INGATE Hector. Seaman: Royal Naval Reserve: H.M.S. Rawalpindi: Age: 39 Date of Death: 23/11/1939: Service No: C/6075D. He had lost 3 brothers in World War ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

52

Article

The loss of HMS RAWALPINDI 23 November 1939
ID OOD_002
Title The loss of HMS RAWALPINDI 23 November 1939
Abstract Three local men were amongst the crew - Hector Ingate, Wilfred Frank Pettican and Anthony Driffield Seabrook

P&O liner RAWALPINDI

HMS RAWALPINDI was a P&O ...

Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

53

Article

Peldon in WW1 from the school logbooks
ID PH01_SLB
Title Peldon in WW1 from the school logbooks
Abstract As one would expect, Peldon School logbook concentrates on aspects of teaching and staffing, poor behaviour and absenteeism, bad weather, problems with the buildings, heating and ventilation, visits by the Rector, school managers, Attendance and Sanitary Officers and the annual inspector's report. ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

54

Article

The Mason Family of Hill House, Peldon
ID PH01_MHH
Title The Mason Family of Hill House, Peldon
Abstract

Alfred and Sarah Mason, Hill House, Peldon

Alfred and Sarah Mason of Hill House, Peldon, (now known as Malting ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

55

Article

Peldon People - Ernie Richardson
ID PH01_ERC
Title Peldon People - Ernie Richardson
Abstract A well-known local eccentric, Ernie Richardson, lived on a boat along from Strood Villa, also known as Pyefleet House. He lived by the sea wall, over the road from Bonners Barn, on a flat-bottomed boat barely 3 foot deep. Russell Martin, the farmer at Moor Farm nearby, said the boat only needed ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published November 2018
Source Mersea Museum

56

Article

Honeysuckle Cottage, Peldon - The History of a House
ID PH01_HSC
Title Honeysuckle Cottage, Peldon - The History of a House
Abstract

In maps from the early twentieth century, along the south side of Peldon's Lower Road, there are only five houses, Brickhouse Farm, Brickhouse Cottage next door to the farm, Honeysuckle Cottage, Games Farm and The White House (now Sampton Wick). Three farms and two ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

57

Article

Peldon People - John Linnett Clark
ID PH01_JLC
Title Peldon People - John Linnett Clark
Abstract

John Linnett Clark

John Linnett Clark seated

OLD INHABITANT'S DEATH

A ZEPPELIN'S FALL RECALLED

Peldon has lost an ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published November 2018
Source Mersea Museum

58

Article

Peldon People - Golden and Charlie Simpson
ID PH01_GCS
Title Peldon People - Golden and Charlie Simpson
Abstract Golden (1863 - 1939) and Charles Simpson (1870 - 1947) were names well-known to Peldon and Mersea folk at the end of the nineteenth century and the first few decades of the twentieth. Brothers, they were born and bred in Peldon, their father, Charles, a General dealer. Golden became a bricklayer ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

59

Article

Cudmore Grove
ID ML2018_012_L20
Title Cudmore Grove
Abstract I am often asked how Cudmore Grove got it's name. My first knowledge of this area is from the 1930s and of warm summer evenings when my family would visit Auntie Nellie and her family in East Mersea for tea. After tea we would set off for a walk which usually took us to The Bowling Green, a flat ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

60

Article

Spring Wyncoll
ID PH01_SPR
Title Spring Wyncoll
Abstract TWO SPRINGS, A PENNY FARTHING and A PEDALO!

This research is a funny old business! You set off in one direction and before you know it you've gone down a totally different path!

This particular path involves my research into a man called Spring Wyncoll.

I set off on ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

61

Article

Geoffrey Maurice Wooldridge 1909 - 1976
ID PH01_GMW
Title Geoffrey Maurice Wooldridge 1909 - 1976
Abstract Geoff was born in Kent on 31 July 1909, the second child of Elizabeth (Bessie) and Maurice Wooldridge. His sisters Aline, Eva and Dora were also born in Kent. During the first world war, his mother became nervous about the fighting in France and the family moved first to Hertfordshire, where his ...
Author Anne Lee
Source Mersea Museum

62

Article

Peldon Hall Cottage
ID PH01_PHC
Title Peldon Hall Cottage
Abstract In 1965 when Chris and Archie Moore bought Pink Cottage, subsequently called Peldon Hall Cottage, the village hall next door (the old 1833 school building) was being demolished. Ever resourceful, Archie bought 1000 bricks for £10 and used them to build their extension at home! There was also ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

63

Article

The Wooldridges of Kemps Farm, Peldon
ID PH01_KSF
Title The Wooldridges of Kemps Farm, Peldon
Abstract From the early 1930s to the 1960s a family called the Wooldridges farmed at Kemps Farm. Maurice and Bessie Wooldridge moved to Peldon in about 1930 with their family of five, Stephen, Geoffrey, Dora, Aline and Eva. At the time of writing (September 2018), Dora is still alive, having just passed her ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published October 2018
Source Mersea Museum

64

Article

The Mallett Family; Sailors and Shopkeeper.
ID PH01_FLX
Title The Mallett Family; Sailors and Shopkeeper.
Abstract This month we are happy to congratulate Horace Mallet of 1, Council Houses, Mersea Road, Peldon, who will be 90 years old on 6th March - born 1884; still going strong. His father William was a sailor, but when he married, he returned to the dry land and took to thatching and other rural ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published October 2018
Source Mersea Museum

65

Article

A Peldon Smuggler - Daniel Rich
ID PH01_DRH
Title A Peldon Smuggler - Daniel Rich
Abstract Tales of smuggling in Peldon always centre on the pond by the Peldon Rose where the story of a shaft down which casks were dropped and hidden, defying discovery by the Revenue men, has been retold many times.

The story told by Jane Pullen, landlady of The Peldon Rose between 1881 and ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published September 2018
Source Mersea Museum

66

Article

Memory Lane - school teachers
ID ML2018_010_L21
Title Memory Lane - school teachers
Abstract The museum recently had a visit from Anne Lee and her husband from New Zealand. The visit was arranged by Peldon historian Elaine Barker who is looking into the history of Kemps Farm, where Anne, a member of the Wooldridge family, grew up. During the conversation Anne spoke of her Aunt Dora ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

67

Article

Peldon Neighbourhood News Introduction
ID PH01_PNN
Title Peldon Neighbourhood News Introduction
Abstract PELDON 1931 - 1948 Essex County Standard Neighbourhood News.

Introduction I have a book of newspaper clippings (from the Essex County Standard neighbourhood news) concerning Peldon from 1931 - 1948 passed on to Mike Watson by Pat Wyncoll. Pat's parents, Arthur and Mrs Wyncoll n& ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

68

Article

Peldon Neighbourhood News - Appendix 1
ID PH01_PNN_APP1
Title Peldon Neighbourhood News - Appendix 1
Abstract Appendix 1 Peldon People

PELDON PEOPLE - GEORGE SMALLWOOD

Born in Orpington, Kent, George first appears in Peldon in the 1891 census when he is described as a baker and lives in the Bake House near the School House. From the obituary below it would seem he came to Peldon about 18 ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

69

Article

Peldon Neighbourhood News 1945 - 1948
ID PH01_PNN_1945
Title Peldon Neighbourhood News 1945 - 1948
Abstract Chapter 3 Peldon after the War 1945 - 1948

The Aftermath

To celebrate VE DAY there is a large congregation at St Mary's when a service of thanksgiving is held and on the following evening community singing and games in the village hall with 'outdoor illuminations'. Es ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

70

Article

Peldon Neighbourhood News 1939-1945
ID PH01_PNN_1939
Title Peldon Neighbourhood News 1939-1945
Abstract Chapter 2 Peldon during World War 2 1939-1945

Surprisingly, such a momentous occasion as Neville Chamberlain's broadcast to the nation concerning the declaration of war with Germany on 3rd September 1939 is not commented on in the neighbourhood column for Peldon but it's clear that ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Peldon Neighbourhood News 1931-1939
ID PH01_PNN_1931
Title Peldon Neighbourhood News 1931-1939
Abstract

Chapter 1 Pre - World War II 1931 - 1939

Church and chapel Entries show a village with its Church of England, St Mary the Virgin, on Church Road and the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel sited on Lower Road (where Chapelfield is now situated) at the heart of village life. Bo ...
Author Elaine Barker
Keywords gowan
Source Mersea Museum

72

Article

Bernard Ratcliffe of Little Wigborough
ID PH01_RTC
Title Bernard Ratcliffe of Little Wigborough
Abstract In almost all the pictures of L33, the Zeppelin that came down at Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough in 1916, there is a pair of little farm cottages, barely 20 yards from the wreckage, dwarfed by the 645 feet long skeleton which straddled the road. This is New Hall Cottages and Bernard Ratcliffe has ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2018
Source Mersea Museum

73

Article

The Hyams - Shopkeepers of Peldon
ID PH01_HYM
Title The Hyams - Shopkeepers of Peldon
Abstract

Special Constables outside Peldon Shop after
Zeppelin came down September 1916

This picture, from 1916, shows Clem Hyam, second from right, wearing a Special Constable's armband. His ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published August 2018
Source Mersea Museum

74

Article

Memoirs of Grace Edenborough - East Mersea
ID MBK_GHE_038
Title Memoirs of Grace Edenborough - East Mersea
Abstract Extract from the memoir of Grace Edenborough in the possession of her grandson Adrian Flatt.

I often went away to stay with a family known as the Wilsons, to be a sort of companion to their youngest daughter Wankie, I cannot remember her proper name as she was always known as Wankie [ ...

Author Grace Edenborough
Source Mersea Museum / Adrian Flatt

75

Article

Ernest Frederick Gladwell 1890 - 1915
ID PH01_EFG
Title Ernest Frederick Gladwell 1890 - 1915
Abstract There's an entry in the Parish Register of Burials for St Mary's, Peldon, recording the burial on 15th September 1915 of a young man of 26, Ernest Frederick Gladwell. In the margin of the register the minister had written

Killed by bomb from Zeppelin in the Docks in ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published August 2018
Source Mersea Museum

76

Article

Memory Lane - Clifford White Undertakers
ID ML2018_009_L21
Title Memory Lane - Clifford White Undertakers
Abstract In the last issue, I mentioned Clifford White's horse drawn hearse. Although it was last used before the War, when I started work for Clifford in 1946 it was still tucked away in the little garage by the plumber's shop. I had always hoped that it had been sold and was still in use somewhere. My ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

77

Article

Peldon Village Hall
ID PH01_VHL
Title Peldon Village Hall
Abstract In 1942, the Church of England School next to Peldon Church finally closed its doors and the few remaining pupils transferred to West Mersea School. Built in 1833 the school had for over 100 years played an important part in the local community offering an education to local children but also ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published June 2018
Source Mersea Museum

78

Article

Peldon's Carriers and early Bus Services
ID PH01_TRS
Title Peldon's Carriers and early Bus Services
Abstract Records in the form of Trade Directories go back to early in the nineteenth century, recording, as well as a brief history of the village, church and landowners, the names of the current incumbent, the gentry, farmers and tradespeople in each village. Many of these Directories were produced by ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published July 2018
Source Mersea Museum

79

Article

Memory Lane - deliveries by cart
ID ML2018_008_L21
Title Memory Lane - deliveries by cart
Abstract

Clifford White coal cart

Hector Farthing and Clifford White's coal cart

Following on from last month's article where I ...

Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

80

Article

Peldon Village Stores - Dansies
ID PH01_STO
Title Peldon Village Stores - Dansies
Abstract

THE VILLAGE SHOP

We would like to wish Mr and Mrs Wyncoll a happy retirement as they settle into their new home at West Mersea. A presentation to them was received by members of the family on their behalf. Also a presentation was made to Leslie Mallett who has served ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

81

Article

Comyn's Charity
ID PH01_COM
Title Comyn's Charity
Abstract In a book held in the Essex Records Office, Some Record of the Parish Of Peldon Rev C R Harrison 1867 D/P287/28/6 the vicar of St Mary's Church, Peldon, the Reverend Harrison (Rector from 1855 - 1867), laments

'I have not been able to discover any early Parochial Records. Th ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published July 2018
Source Mersea Museum

82

Article

The Mills and Millers of Peldon
ID PH01_PML
Title The Mills and Millers of Peldon
Abstract Peldon Mill, also known as Went's Mill, was a windmill situated on the north side of Mill House, east of the Colchester Road and immediately south of the junction by The Peldon Rose. It appears on the 1777 Chapman and Andre map and the Ordnance Survey one inch map of 1805 named as 'Strode Mill' and ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published June 2018
Source Mersea Museum

83

Article

Memory Lane - Seaview Avenue
ID ML2018_006_L20
Title Memory Lane - Seaview Avenue
Abstract Having recently moved out of Seaview Avenue after some thirty six years, I have decided to take a peek at the avenue as it was around 1911 through the camera of William Hammond of Gt. Totham. Hammond produced some very good postcards at that time and I have chosen three which give a good insight ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

84

Article

Mersea Life - an ideal world ?
ID ML2018_007_L20
Title Mersea Life - an ideal world ?
Abstract I have no intention of standing for a seat on a local council, but if I did, and reading the letters that appear in local publications and notices on social media, my leaflet would have to go something like this. I would like to see all further development on Mersea stopped apart from some ...
Source Mersea Museum

85

Article

Peldon People: The Miller Family
ID PH01_GML
Title Peldon People: The Miller Family
Abstract

Window in Peldon Church in memory of Peter Miller

The inscription at the bottom reads "In memory of Peter John Miller 1924-1998. A life of dedicated service to this parish.". ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published May 2018
Source Mersea Museum

86

Article

The Pullens of The Peldon Rose
ID PH01_RSE
Title The Pullens of The Peldon Rose
Abstract The Peldon Rose is an ancient inn that has stood for centuries on the corner just before you reach the Strood, the causeway leading to Mersea Island. It is a much altered and added to 15th century house, timber framed and plastered, with a red plain tile roof. Turn off the main road by its pond, and ...
Author Elaine Barker
Keywords rennie
Published May 2018
Source Mersea Museum

87

Article

Sparrow Pie at The Peldon Rose
ID PH01_SPW
Title Sparrow Pie at The Peldon Rose
Abstract Both house and tree sparrows are now on the list of endangered British species but it was not always so. For centuries the huge population of sparrows caused the birds to be considered pests because of the grain they ate. With the change of farming practices and reduced nesting sites the current ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2018
Source Mersea Museum

88

Article

Evacuees come to Peldon
ID PH01_VAC
Title Evacuees come to Peldon
Abstract EVACUEES COME TO PELDON

'That night [Friday September 1st] the first trainloads of London schoolchildren steamed into St Botolph's station. Some including mothers and babies went to Shrub End and Lexden but most were taken by Eastern National buses into the country villages.' ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

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Article

Mersea Sailing Club - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_165
Title Mersea Sailing Club - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract The Mersea Sailing Club was founded in 1866 with Headquarters at The White Hart, then it was transferred to the houseboat EVANDRA, but it went into abeyance during the First World War. There were still several members of the original club living on the Island and it was decided to get it going ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

90

Article

Thoughts and Opinions of Winston Churchill - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_591
Title Thoughts and Opinions of Winston Churchill - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Found in papers after Mum's death [ by Winifred's daughter ]

Don't argue about the difficulties. The difficulties will argue for themselves.

A young man cannot expect to get far in life without getting some good smacks in the face.

You have almost had your share Ron, So ...

Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

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Article

The Native Oyster - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_581
Title The Native Oyster - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract The native oyster season of 1921 opened with a black disaster. Almost every fish in the drudges was dead when they were hauled. It all but spelt the end of an industry, a cult, a way of life, which stretched back unbroken and almost unchanged to Roman times.

Professor J.H. Orton, a Doctor ...

Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

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Article

The Song of the Dabchicks - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_571
Title The Song of the Dabchicks - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract (Reprinted from "The Essex County Telegraph")

Lee O' I say. Four fine cups today
For Rani, Mimms, Eva and Kate;
Three pigs are for Volage and Pingle - hooray
The Ballybhoys wasn't too late.

A stands for Amorel, sailed by the Pullens;
B for Bonita and Bodkin, ...

Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

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Article

Fred Smith - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_561
Title Fred Smith - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract The only bakery and oldest established firm on Mersea Island was established in 1860 and is still in the same family. Fred G. Smith, now run by Fred Smith, extremely popular and likeable. The Bakery still stands on the same site, the Windmill that used to grind all the corn from the farmers has ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

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Article

Shopkeepers - Mersea Island - Oscar Whiting - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_551
Title Shopkeepers - Mersea Island - Oscar Whiting - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract The established shops on the Island are run by independent families who are interested in what they sell, also interested in the people they are selling to, and as long as it isn't peak hours a little friendly chat can be thrown in, which keeps you in touch with what is happening on the Island. ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

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Article

Rev. Pierrepont Edwards M.C. - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_541
Title Rev. Pierrepont Edwards M.C. - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Our Vicar was then the Rev. Pierrepont Edwards M.C., familiarly known as the fighting parson. I am not sure whether it was for his religious bliefs or his political activities, but I do know he was a great supporter of the Conservative Party and a pugilist was a useful asset when attending ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

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Article

Clifford Brand - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_531
Title Clifford Brand - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Cliff Brand, a member of a well known Island family, was skipper of THOMA II, a beautiful white barge yacht. He looked stunning in his uniform of navy blue with gold buttons, he was very nice looking with red hair and had a personality to match. His owner thought the world of him and I think his ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

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Article

Captain Edward Sycamore - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_521
Title Captain Edward Sycamore - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Essex has bred many famous ship's masters since the 15th century, most of them notorious for annexation and exploitation which apparently was necessary in order to build up the might of England. The ship master who used to visit us at Mersea that I know was Captain Edward Sycamore of ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

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Article

Walter Mussett - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_511
Title Walter Mussett - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Walter Mussett, known as Navvy, another well known Islander who volunteered for the River Fire Service during the Second World War. His hair always seemed to stand up on end, which he said was caused by the experiences he'd had doing his duty. This reiteration certainly made his listeners stand on ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

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Article

Tollesbury - Mr Hasler - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_501
Title Tollesbury - Mr Hasler - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract There are two wonderful windows in the church. The main window is known as the Seafarer's Window to record the close association between the village and the sea. In the left hand are depicted four of the famous yachts that had contested the America's Cup, yacht racing's most coveted trophy. ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley

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Article

Captain Goulandris - Winifred Hone memoirs
ID WW01_481
Title Captain Goulandris - Winifred Hone memoirs
Abstract Attempted piracy in the River Blackwater. One ship, the ST GEORGE, was owned by the Goulandris brothers, one brother in command. The other brother wanted to get rid of him as he considered him too old, but this was not considered as a legitimate grievance by Captain Goulandris. His brother was quite ...
Author Winifred Hone
Published c1969
Source Mersea Museum / Wendy Woolley
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