Introducing this website

This website is a history of the village-cum-town of Wivenhoe. Here you can browse through photos, memories, stories and historical information related to Wivenhoe.

For a brief summary about the history of Wivenhoe, going back to the writing of the Domesday Book and before, see this page – click here


About the Wivenhoe History Group

This website is created and managed by a group of volunteers from the Wivenhoe History Group.  The History Group was formed in 2013. Our members are interested in finding out more about Wivenhoe’s history through meetings, talks, visits and outings to places of interest.  To find out more about the Wivenhoe History Group click here. We’re always keen to see new members, so if you’re interested please contact us.

See a short presentation about the team working one Friday morning on the web site made by Frances Belsham in 2015 – click here

Contributing to this website

You can add a comment about anything on the website by clicking on the ‘Add a comment’ link at the bottom of each page. You can also submit your own photos, stories or information to the site by using our contribution form.

We welcome contributions of photographs and text in order to add more pages to this site and make it a comprehensive catalogue of everything it is possible to know about Wivenhoe, its people, its organisations, the river and our maritime past, its buildings and its events from Wivenhoe’s very beginning to yesterday.


The content on this Wivenhoe History website is subject to copyright. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further information about copyright issues.


This page was added on 08/04/2014.

Comments about this page

  • This looks like a very interesting site, congratulations!

    Have you considered also uploading images to Wikimedia Commons? I think this is the best way to create a permanent record of something on the internet, without need to renew subscriptions, and without worries about no-login account deletion policies.

    By Peter (05/04/2015)
  • Thanks very much Peter for this comment. Much appreciated. We will consider your suggestion about Wikimedia Commons at our next working meeting.
    Peter Hill

    By Peter Hill (08/04/2015)

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