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Sunday, December 4, 2016

This was the seat of the De-Vere family in the 16th century.

Wivenhoe Hall in all it's glory in the High Street.  It is said the cellars were of Norman origin.  The North wing dates from the 1560's.  The hall burnt down in 1927 .

Blackbeard would not look out of place on this fine ship.

The Lord Nelson seen here in full sail with her handicapped crew pushing her hard, built at Cook's shipyard she looks a beauty.

Where did he carry the coal?

There is a Wivenhoe connection here, this is a photo of one of Chopping's flour Millers sentinel steam lorries seen here hauling flour out of Fingringhoe Mill, Richard Chopping the artist who lived in the little store house on the Quay is descended from the Chopping flour milling family.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Victorian Wivenhoe.

A view along the Quay before the British Legion building, date c.1880's

Sunday, November 27, 2016

love the old sailing barge

Wivenhoe by the old Ferry Hard, there was a fair depth of water by the Quay.

Wivenhoe was famous once!!

the filming of Plotlands at Cooks shipyard.

Steam always brings back great memories.

a Clacton train leaving Wivenhoe Station in 1956 when we still had the lovely old steam trains.