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DOUGLAS BARRETT – School teacher extraordinaire

Pupils at Walton Primary and Secondary Schools in the 1950s were privileged to be taught by Douglas Barrett better known as ‘Basher’, although I’ve no idea why he acquired this nickname – he was not at all violent. He was … Continue reading

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FRINTON & WALTON FIRE BRIGADE

This is not strictly Walton, but I have recently been sent a wonderful collection of photographs showing Frinton firemen from years ago. As they also covered Walton after WWII I’m including details here. The photos were sent to me by … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas to all my readers

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200 NEW IMAGES ADDED TO THE OLD WALTON ARCHIVE

Today I have uploaded around 200 new images to the Archive All images with a reference number higher than 2751 are new. New items can be found  under the following categories: Albion Naze Town High Street Piers Backwaters Esplanade & … Continue reading

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BLACK & WHITE FRIDAY

I’m so fed up with all this ‘Black Friday’ business which is invading our screens at the moment. I thought I’d have a Black & White Friday instead. See what I did there? So for the next week up to … Continue reading

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Walton’s War Memorial

As Armistice Day approaches and the media is overwhelmed with memories of the end of the First World War exactly 100 years ago, I thought I’d write a bit about Walton’s own War Memorial. The Walton Parochial Church Council arranged … Continue reading

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Do You Recognise These People or Places?

Over the summer months I have received a number of photographs claiming to have a connection with Walton but I do not recognise either the people or the places. This first scene is definitely not Walton although the lady who … Continue reading

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