Friday, June 9, 2017

Sid Green of Manor road with his son Brian Green who ran the fish and chip shop in East Street
Old mariners sitting by a wall at Rowhedge in 1890.  I think the old man Left is Jack Spitty one time smuggler.

Ships of wood and men of iron.

The crew of the yacht FOXGLOVE under the command of their Captain Harry Garrard of Wivenhoe

what a pretty little line.

The GER branch line to Brightlingsea as seen from Anglesea Road Bridge in 1963, shortly before the line closed in 1964.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

It seems to have a bad case of subsidence at the moment.

James Husk the local boat builder had this house built in Anglesea Road next to the bridge on the Elmstead side of the road he lived here in 1922.

St Mary's chuirch.

St Mary's church at wivenhoe in1903. The 15th century tower is topped by a 18th century cupola The main body of the church was restored in the 1860's. The weather vane on top bears the date of 1802.

New town Road.


 During the lifetime of the Wivenhoe and Brightlingsea railway company they used the main line track and Station at Wivenhoe. This all belonged to the Great Eastern Railway who had their eye on the W.A.B.R.C. which they wished to take over, so in the 1880's they suddenly announced that the the trains of the Brightlingsea and Wivenhoe railway could no longer use the great eastern tracks and station so trains had to stop some 200 yards short of the Wivenhoe station to which passengers had to walk if they wished to catch a connecting train. Two temporary platforms were erected by the Paget Road crossing , one 110 feet long and the other 75 feet long. on the Paget Road side there was also a new road built called New town Road ( Hamilton Road) which was built at the junction with Brook Street to the new platform to carry freight from Brightlingsea. This inconvenience was to much for passengers and the freight business and the Wivenhoe and Brightlingsea Railway sold out to the Great Eastern Railway Company in 1893 for the grand sum of £31,000 . The old platforms eventually disappeared during the start of the depression years when the locals used the timber on the platforms for firewood.