Wivenhoe Jottings concerning the period 1929 - 1931

From the research by Nicholas Butler

John Stewart

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These notes were recorded by Nick Butler when researching for his book the Story of Wivenhoe which was first published in 1989

1929 page 25, The East Goodwin light ship is now at Wivenhoe shipyard waiting to go on the slipway for overhauling.

1930 page 26. Mr.Percy J. Chaney has bought the old established business of A.H. Ellis, furnishing and general ironmonger on the corner of the High Street and Queens Road.

1930 page 29. Order made to wind up the Wivenhoe Cinema Company, there being no opposition.

1931 page 31. Local allotment holders Association formed at the British Legion Hall.  21 unemployed men applied for allotments under the government’s new scheme.

1931 page 31. The Jessie Annandale, last of the old colliers that sailed from Wivenhoe.  She was still afloat and being used by R.W. Paul of Ipswich as a grain carrier based in Harwich Harbour.  On her last trip with coal. she discharged at Wivenhoe with coal for Mr. William Bartlett, coal merchant.  Cpt Abraham Harvey said all his family had been bought up with the Jessie Annandale, she was the fastest on the coast and had never been beaten.

1931 page 32. Wivenhoe Horticultural Society 1st Show was held in the grounds of Wivenhoe Hall by kind permission of Mr. Scofield who had bought the land.  The Show was opened by Mrs. Vinning of the Nook.

1931 page 32. For 55 years Mr. Dick Ham has been in charge of ringing the funeral bell at the Church.

1931 page 33. Sprats.  150 tons were landed.  They were dumped for use as manure as there there had been no buyers at 6d a bushel.

1932 page 35.  Wivenhoe Athletic Football Club first AGM was held at the Park Hotel, being formed by the employees of the Wivenhoe Sand and Ballast Company wit the the permission of Mr, W.G. Loveless.

 

 

 

 

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