Manningtree Museum & Local History Group
We run a small museum and archive of local photographs, publications and historical information. We are located in Manningtree Library.
Starting September 2021 - opening times are 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Wednesday morning, Thursday afternoon 2.00 pm till 4.00pm. Saturdays, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon and 2.00pm to 4.00. Given size limits, only one person at a time (or two from same household/bubble) can be accomodated.
Click here to download the Manningtree Town History Trail.
Click here to for the Rigby Ramble historical walk around Mistley
Hopton Bridge. History of a well known bridge and the battle that took place over it.
Mrs Burton. The Lady of Manningtree, her pretensions, her Henrys, her umbrella.
Details of his move to Manningtree and initial 'Witch' hunting activities.
Background to this mysterious Neolithic monument built at the same time as Stone Henge.
Where is the 'third' bridge & who was the Hermit of Cattawade?
History of Dale Hall Lawford. Get to know your local Manor.
Foxash Land Settlement - the story so far. The interesting history of the Lawford LSA has been compiled here by Bill Martin.
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Join Us : Membership costs £12 per year and gives you free entrance to all talks - join on the door.
First World War Memorials.
Visit this paqe for more information on the stories and families behind the Manningtree, Mistley & Lawford Memorials.
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 16 year old boys lost together at Sea in October 1914.
Son of the Manningtree Vicar. Captain Cree 24th October
George Percy Holmes from Mistley Waggon & Horses.
Thomas Flurrie battle of Ypres.
Henry Blake Le Gheer
John Tippins Mistley Norman Sch.
Claude Osborne from Mistley
James Crabtree Mistley
Bertie Neville the unlucky boy
Jutland - John Henry Brunning
More on this well known local family from Quay Street can be found here:- Lucas Family.
|Manningtree War Memorial, High Street.|
Manningtree Museum & Local History group 2021. Charity 297543. Certificate of Employers’ Liability