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Ancient Order of Froth Blowers

A recent photo addition to the Archive has led me to learn about the humorous charitable organisation known as the Ancient Order of Froth Blowers. When I was looking closely at this photo of the Pier Hotel and the Pier … Continue reading

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Kathleen Garnham – Walton’s World Champion

  I’ve often been asked why the café by the Naze Tower is named ‘The Links Café’ “The links”  is simply a strip of generally undulating, but always sandy, terrain linking the sea and the arable farmland around the edges … Continue reading

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BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL FOR A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS

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Lifeboat Procession 1935 Film

I have recently been made aware of a super little bit of very old cine film on the British Film Institute web site at https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-walton-on-the-naze-carnival-1935-online This is an eight minute film titled Walton-on-the-Naze Carnival 1935. However the first six minutes … Continue reading

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THE CENTRAL STUDIO MYSTERY

I thought that I was aware of all the early photographers in Walton, but when I saw this cabinet photograph offered for sale on eBay I was intrigued enough to purchase it. The image is not at all interesting, unless … Continue reading

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LCC CHILDREN’S SUMMER CAMP

Back in June 2008 (blimey, so long ago?) I wrote a post here which mentioned the London County Council summer camp, or as we called them, “The Borstal Boys”. You can read it here https://goo.gl/nk8TKv  The camp in my memory … Continue reading

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WALTON TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

I have recently received this photograph of Walton’s football team, but with no date of when it was taken. The photo intrigued me as the players are wearing a different strip to any I’ve seen before. A non-striped strip appears … Continue reading

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