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.
Our volunteers open the museum for all visitors on:
Local history talks are held every other month starting 7.30 pm for 7.45 in the Methodist Church Hall, South Street - CO11 1BQ. Free entry for Members (£12 p.a.) & under 16 yrs, Visitors - £3.00.
Wednesday 25th March. AGM & History of the Tendring Hundred Show - Guy Smith.
Wednesday 27th May. North E Essex Second World War - Julian Foynes.
Wednesday 29th July. Bulmer Brick & Tile Company - Peter Minter.
Wednesday 30th September. History of EDME - Scott Pattinson.
Wenesday 25th November. Galloper Wind Farms - Sean Chenery.
2021 January 27th. 1,000 years of Lawford in 100 Images - Peter Gant
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
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?
E-mail us with any enquiry:
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.
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
More on this well known local family from Quay Street can be found here:- Lucas Family.
|Manningtree War Memorial, High Street.|
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