Wivenhoe Jottings from 1935
From notes from Nicholas Butler's research.
These notes were recorded by Nick Butler when researching for his book the Story of Wivenhoe which was first published in 1989
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 seventeen years Mr. R.T. Maylyn has been blacksmith here; he succeeded Mr. W.H. James. The deeds show that there has been a blacksmiths here for at least 130 years.
Mr. T.W. Goodwin was Postmaster 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 William Ham of St. Kilda in the 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 in the Avenue. Jack Woods Band. The company was called the Odds and Ends. Etta Dan at the piano. Dr.Radcliffe as Stage Manager. Mrs. Radcliffe 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 successfully billeted, the children being accompanied by several teachers. Numerous of the families came from West Ham.