Monthly Archives: November 2011

Do you know these twins?

I have been sent an interesting photo from Spain. Yvonne Krajewska, formerly a well-known Walton lass when she was Yvonne Wilson, sent two photos taken by Putmans at her parents’ wedding. John Wilson and Jill Perry were married at All … Continue reading

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Columbine Statue

Michael Turner and his wife Jean are spearheading a fund to commission a statue of Walton’s only recipient of the Victoria Cross. As a 24-year-old Private serving with the 9th Squadron Machine Gun Corps during the 1914-18 war, Herbert Columbine … Continue reading

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All Saints Church Tower

For several months now the tower of All Saints Church has been festooned with scaffolding while builders are repointing the brickwork. Today’s health and safety regulations are rather different from when the tower was built in 1895/6. Compare the two … Continue reading

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Christmas Card from Walton Hall

  This card was hand-made and hand-drawn by Barton Wright who it appears was living at Walton Hall some time before WWII Being an aerial view, does it suggest that Barton had flown over the Naze or did he just … Continue reading

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Vicarage Lane or Dessau Street?

I spent the first 21 years of my life in Vicarage Lane – Number 4 Vicarage Lane, opposite today’s doctors’ surgery. So it was a surprise when I recently spotted this advertisement for the Amberley Boarding House which was originally … Continue reading

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