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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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A Glass from the Past

A while ago I received a piece of Walton history in the form of a photograph of a beer glass. It was sent to me by Roger Wade (the gent in the photograph) asking if I could throw any light … Continue reading

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Putmans Photo Print Wallets

It’s raining today and a post on the Clacton & District Local History Society Facebook site has inspired me to go down memory lane. Mark Barrett (the son of one of Walton Primary School’s most appreciated 1950s teachers) posted a … Continue reading

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German Graves

A few wet days after a splendid sunny summer has returned me to my desk and to pass the time I have been looking at and scanning a few more negatives from the Putman Archive. This photograph taken on 23rd … Continue reading

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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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