Grass to Mow at Wivenhoe Hall Park

Advert in the Essex Standard, May 1858

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Grass to Mow at Wivenhoe Hall Park, 29 May 1858
Essex Standard

Sir Claude de Crespigny, Bart. in whose name the advert was placed, moved as a tenant into Wivenhoe Hall in 1858. According to Nicholas Butler in ‘The Story of Wivenhoe’ (p.90), he was ‘a genial, gregarious, extrovert Old Wykehamist with a talent for knockabout comedy and a family of four sons and seven daughters. He devoted much of his time to the volunteer moment, becoming initially a captain and later a lieutenant-colonel of the 6th Essex (Colchester) Corps.’

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