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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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WALTON SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE 1950s

A while ago I wrote here about a Walton headmaster, Mr. Coulson. Today I received an interesting insight into the way this man worked (or should that be ‘whacked’?) his students. Martin Evans sent me these memories of Walton Secondary … Continue reading

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Ernie

Today the good folk of Walton came together to say farewell to one of the most loved characters that the town has ever seen. The popularity of Ernest Winston White, known to everyone as ‘Ernie’. was shown by the way … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Tarret?

Over the many years of writing this blog, I have received many messages of interest, but none more so than one which arrived recently from Charles Auld regarding the houseboat “Tarret” which used to be moored near the Yacht Club. … Continue reading

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