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Walton’s Telephone Exchange

During the summer months I find it difficult to find time to write posts here, so you can imagine how pleased I was to receive a story about Walton Telephone Exchange from Alan Beales, who was the engineer  trusted to … Continue reading

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WALTON PIER TRAIN

For those of us who remember the thrill of riding on the little train which ran on the Pier, I have some good news. The engine named ‘Dreadnought’ has been found almost alive and well in Staffordshire. It is now … Continue reading

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WALTON PRIMARY SCHOOL 1947

I have just been given this 1947 photo of Class 4 at Walton Primary School complete with most of the pupils’ names. There are a few unidentified as indicated by ?? Can you name them? The lovely white haired teacher … Continue reading

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David Howells – A Remarkable Story

My parents lived in Vicarage Lane, Walton and it was there that this story begins. For the first nine years of my life the next door neighbours were Phyllis and Gwilym Howells, although he, being a Welshman, was known to … Continue reading

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Born 100 years ago today

Maurice Edwin Frost – better known as Jack – my father, was born one hundred years ago today. February 1st 1917 was undoubtedly a busy day with his arrival in the front bedroom at 69, North Street, Walton. His mother … Continue reading

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THE CARTER FAMILY OF WALTON

Over many years I have been pleased to assist people with their family history research relating to Walton-on-the-Naze. Genealogists now do most of their research online and a search for old Walton residents invariably leads to these Walton Tales and … Continue reading

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DAFFODIL DAYS – Walton Memories by Daphne Harvey

I recently had the pleasure of supplying a number of old Walton photographs to Daphne Harvey to illustrate her 49 page A4 booklet “Daffodil Days”. Any readers who were around in Walton in the 1950s and 1960s will probably remember … Continue reading

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