Monthly Archives: January 2008


Recent controversy over the future of the Victoria Cross Medal which was donated to the town of Walton-on-the-Naze led to me being asked about the recipient of the medal, Private Herbert George Columbine. I must confess that although Columbine was … Continue reading

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  Walton youngsters in the 1950s were not afraid of hard work if it resulted in a few shillings to spend on sweets and comics. One of our favourite ways of earning was ‘luggaging’. This involved firstly making, with a … Continue reading

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