Notes from Nicholas Butlers research.

Wivenhoe village

john stewart.

1935 page 50,

Captain Turner entertained at a luncheon and tea at Buckingham Palace when the Duke of Gloucester married.

The Smithy (Forge) at wivenhoe Cross next to the horse and Groom pub.  For the last seveteen years mr. R.T. Maylyn has been blacksmith here, he succeded Mr. W.H.James .  The deeds show that there has been a blacksmiths here for at least 130 years .

Mr. T.W.Goodwin was Post master and before that Mr. J Edwin Wilkins , before entering the post office Mr. Goodwin was a teacher.

1936 page 54 The Diamond wedding of Captain Willim Ham of St. Kilda inthe High Street.

1936 page 54 Mr.H.W.Goodwin of Southampton had offered subject to the occupier, Mr T.W.Goodwin, agreeing, a plot of land having a frontage onto the High Street.  It would make an excellent site for the King George Memorial  gates if some could be obtained.

1938, page 55, Oct 8th,  Hundreds of gas marks have been issued to the inhabitants, the distribution which was started on Saturday at the Church Schools, High Street, being under the direction of the Rector , A.R.P. warden .

1938 page 57 April 8th.

Wivenhoe Council Elections elected were E.J Green W.G. Loveless, F.W.Oakes, A.J.B.Tapling . About 70% of the poll Voted.

1939.page57 April 22nd. Grand concert of variety in aid of the shipwrecked  fishermen: Lido ,Forresters hall the Avenue.  Jack Woods Band. The company was called the odds and ends.  Etta Dan at the piano.  Dr.Radcliffe as stage manager.  Mrs. Readcliffe took part.  It made £11 10 .0

1939, page 58.September 9th.  Children received.  about 500 of the London evacuees reached Wivenhoe on Friday ,Saturday, Sunday and were sucessfully billeted , the childrenbeing accompanied by several teachers.  numerous of the families came from West ham.



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