Mistley Towers

Manningtree Museum & Local History Group

 

Museum

We run a small museum and archive of local photographs, publications and historical information. We are located in Manningtree Library.

Our volunteers open the museum for all visitors on:
Wednesdays 10.00 - 12.00 noon
Fridays 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Saturdays 10.00 - 12.00 noon (plus on Saturdays during June, July & August - 2.00 to 4.00 pm)

Talks

Local history talks are held every other month starting 7.30 pm for 7.45 in the Methodist Church Hall, South Street - CO11 1BQ.

History of English Surnames. The list of names and interpretation by Charlie Haylock are attached here.

Wednesday 29th March 2017
A return visit of Dr John Ashdown-Hill : Royal Marriages. (Preceeded by short AGM)

Wednesday 31st May 2017
Gunfleet - the lost medieval port. Roger Kennell.

Wednesday 26th July 2017
The latest 200 years of Manningtree.

Wednesday 27th September 2017
Codes, cyphers and Enigma. Joyce Kimber

Wednesday 29th November 2017
Winter wildlife on the Stour Esturary. Alexander Bass.

Wednesday 31st January 2018
The History of shoes. Peter Ward, Cordwainer

Walks

We also arrange walks for schools and local groups visiting the area.

Click here to download the Manningtree Town History Trail.

Click here to for the Rigby Ramble historical walk around Mistley

Contact us

E-mail us with any enquiry:
enquiries@manningtree-museum.org.uk

Join us

Membership costs £12 per year and gives you free entrance to all talks - join on the door.

First World War Memorials.

100 years have passed since the start of the first World War & we are researching the names on the three local memorials. If you have any information or pictures relating to these please contact us via the email link above.

Visit this paqe for more information on the stories and families behind the Manningtree, Mistley & Lawford Memorials.

We are in particular looking for information on W. Brook; C. Curtis; N.R. Dobson and John Starling.

Further deails on the 47 men from the Town, their families and stories, can be found in the Museum.

Here the story of the first two local men who died in August 1914 - the first month of the war, at Mons and La Cateau. August 1914

First losses at Sea September 1914.

Two young sixteen year old boys lost together at Sea in October 1914.

Captain Cree, son of the Manningtree Vicar. Captain Cree 24th October

George Percy Holmes from Mistley Waggon & Horses.

Thomas Flurrie 4th November 1st battle of Ypres.

Henry Blake 20th November Le Gheer

John Tippins 26th November 1914 from Mistley Norman School.

Gallipoli where Stanley Souter, Amos Garrad, Orman Lankester & Lewis Day died.

Claude Osborne from George's Terrace Harwich Rd Mistley

James Crabtree from St Jame's Terrace Mistley marine engineer

Bertie Neville the unlucky boy from Cabbage Row

Jutland - John Henry Brunning and the HMS Queen Mary

Gaza where John Heron, WIlfred Ainger, Ernest Carr, Harry Dawson, Stanley Oxley & Arthur Sayer all died

Manningtree Walls

 

Manningtree High Street

 

Manningtree Foreshore

 

Manningtree War Memorial

 

Manningtree War Memorial, High Street.

Manningtree Museum & Local History group 2016. Charity 297543. Certificate of Employers’ Liability