Monthly Archives: January 2009

An Eventful Day

What an eventful day, today. Started with an email from someone researching the family name ‘Modlen’ who had noticed the pictures of his great aunt, Louisa Modlen, and great grandfather, Robert Modlen, on the Walton Archive. I was particularly pleased … Continue reading

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BARNARD LEA

A message received today has prompted me to recount this story about Barnard Lea, the tall house which stands on the cliff top at Southcliff close to the railway station.   Back in the late 1800s this house was owned … Continue reading

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GEORGE ARTHUR POLLEY

Back in July of last year I wrote about George Arthur Polley, the coxswain of Walton’s first volunteer lifeboat, of whom I had received details from his great grandson living in America. Since then I have had many more very … Continue reading

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