Burnham-on-Crouch in old picture postcards volume 1

Burnham-on-Crouch in old picture postcards volume 1

:   Betty Perren
:   Essex
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-3102-5
:   88
:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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69. The Quay and the White Hart Hotel with banners for Queen Victoria's Jubilee. The group of people on the right includes members of the Harvey and Shekyls families.

70. A Relief of Mafeking parade in Station Road by the Railway Hotel. Shops were built on the open ground to the Ieft in the earIy I900s.

71. This parade was for the Coronation of King George V. Again there is a triumphal arch in the High Street.

72. Burnham Carnival in the days of horse-drawn floats. The town fire engine leads one of the bands that would give Sunday coneerts in the bandstand. The fire engine was kept, with the town hearse, in a shed off Doctor's Lane.

73. An ingenious entry for a Carnival assembied in Coronation Road. The Hall, an ex-army building, was erected by MI. Hawkes who owned a shoe shop in the High Street. It had a stage and a dressing-room and was used for public performances and dances. It was bought by Crouch Engineering and, later, by Tucker, Brown who have used it for boatbuilding ever since.

74. A grand street party in the High Street, a traditional children's celebration on such special occasions as coronations and jubilees.

75. The annual reunion of the Burnham Men's Tea Committee, a temperanee group.

76. The bandstand on the Quay was a traditional meeting place for townspeople. Here some elderly men are posed for wh at became a popular postcard.

77. Members of Burnham Cycling Club in the High Street with a variety of early machines.

78. Mudlarks at a Burnham Regatta by the White Hart staging. The public watch from the Quay and Town Steps. Annual Regattas were great occasions for the townspeople, providing serious racing for pleasure boats and other craft and swimming races, but also sponsoring amusing events such as races for barrels, pull devil pull baker, where riyal boats attacked each other with flour and soot, and games in the mud such as this.

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