Burnham on Crouch and Dengie 100 Advertiser

For many years then paper was the main news outlet in Burnham and the Dengie 100 edited and printed by Ebeneezer Dilliway.

Some of the stories from the edition of Saturday 16 February 1918 if listed below to give people a flavour of this great little newspaper.


At a meeting of Maldon Rural District Council Mrs R Haydock raised the question of the distance which the children residing at Lower Althorne, about 40 in number, had to walk to the school.

He wished to know whether arrangements could be made to carry the children by vehicles, the two miles journey in all weathers being prejudicial to their health.

After discussion Mr T H Solly ;proposed that the Education Committee be approached with the object of establishing a school at Lower Mayland. This was seconded by Rev H Brown and carried.

Royal Corinthian Yacht Club

At their annual meeting members of the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club considered a proposal that no men of enemy birth should be allowed to continue their membership or use the Club.

This proposal raised quite an interesting debate but it was eventually shelved in favour of a motion by Mr Frederick Smith, the rear Commodore, that all members of alien birth should be invited to resign except those serving in His Majesties forces.

War Savings

Amongst the War Savings Association of the Dengie Hundred, Althorne led the way last month.

The Burnham Victory ( Messrs Cranfield and Carter) came next with Southminster third.


The Distinguished Conduct medal has been awarded to Private C Rush, Essex Regiment whose home is at Mayland.

It was stated in the gazette that as a stretcher bearer, after all of the other bearers were out of action, he continued for twelve hours tending the wounded without help in the open and placing them under cover. Later he carried back a badly wounded man on his back all under very heavy fire.

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Corporal J E Twinn of Lower Althorne has been awarded the Military Medal for this gallant conduct in the field.


Prisoners of War

Acting Corpl F J Cross, Machine Gun Corps of Southminster formerly reported as wounded is now reported a prisoner of war in German hands.

Private George Beale of the Buffs of Southminster is also a prisoner of war.

Private C R Ford of the Gloucester Regiment, son of Mrs and Mrs A Ford of Lillian Road, Burnham is reported a prisoner of war in German hands.


Dengie Hundred Volunteers

Sergeant MacDonald of Althorne has been gazetted a temporary 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment.

Since the formation of the Dengie Hundred Detachment twelve months ago, Mr MacDonald has trained the Althorne and Mayland contingent and has enrolled nearly every man in the two parishes who is eligible.

Burham man drowned

Mr J Clow of Providence has received the sad news that his son William was drowned in a ship which was recently sunk in the English Channel.

The deceased who was formerly a yacht hand at Burnham was aged 26 years.

Social gathering

The Girl's Friendly Society held their annual social gathering at St Mary's Hall.

About 50 members and associates were present.

The various competitions and hunts for hidden treasures caused much amusement.

Light refreshments were served at about 9 o clock after which the prizes won in the various com;petitions were distributed by the branch secretary.

The evening closed with the National Anthem, all having spent a happy time.


At the whist drive at the Constitutional Club on Thursday the prizes were won as follows

ladies 1 - Mrs Rashbrook

ladies 2 - Miss D Harvey

Ladies consolation - Gunner F Smith ( playing as a lady)

Gentleman 1 - Gunner Clapham

Gentleman 2 - Gunner G a Foster

Gentleman consolation - Private R C Gill

23 tables were engaged

Mrs A Hawkins distributed the prizes

Poor Money

The annual distribution of money to the aged, poor and sick of the Parish of Burnham will be made on Saturday 16th February at 11am at the High Street School. Applicants must attend in person.

Red Cross Hospital for Burnham and the Dengie Hundred

The Commandant and staff gratefully acknowledge the following gifts.

Mrs Alfred Hawkins - One bag of beetroot and one of parsnips

Anon- parcel of books

Miss Friar - Books and flowers

Mr George Hills - Bushel of peas

Mr Hopgood - Carrots

Cash donations for the piano fund

Miss Wyatt  - 2sh

Anon - 1

Sister Julius - 5

Subscriptions will be gratefully received by Hon treasurers - A B Croxon and E Dilliway


Funerals and bereavements

The funeral took place at Southminster churchyard on Tuesday, the Rev T G Kay officiating, of Mrs Laura Clarke Rushbrook of Steeple Road who died in St Thomas' Hospital aged 59 years.


The death occurred on Friday last of Mrs Harriet Bishop, wife of Jabez Bishop, Kings Road after a very short illness.

The deceased contracted a chill during a recent air raid and this proved fatal.

Great sympathy is extended to Mr Bishop and family in their sad bereavement.

The funeral took place on Wednesday at the Baptist Burial Ground mid general signs of sympathy and respect.

The Rev G T Annals officiated.

The mourners were

Mr Jabez Bishop ( Husband)

Herbert, Jessie , Archie, Daisy, Valentine and Bobs ( Sons and Daughters)

Mrs T Croucher and Mrs C Duce ( Sisters)

Mr G Hart ( Brother)

Mrs G Hart and Mrs F Smith ( Sisters in Law)

Gertie and Dorothy ( Daughters in law)

Mr Walter Stammers, Mr Harry Stammers and Mrs Cutchee

Wreaths were sent by Mr R Myall, Miss H K Page and others.

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The death took place on Wednesday morning of Mrs Eleanor Stebbings of Ship Road.

The deceased who was 53 years old, had had a long and painful illness.

She was the widow of Mr George Stebbings who died in 1907.

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Mrs A W Croxon of the Wycke has just sustained a bereavement of her mother Mrs

Harriet Bowerman.

The deceased who was the widow of Mr Charles Henry Bowerman was 82 years of age


Southminster Petty Sessions

Justices present

Mr T H Solly ( Chairman) , A B Croxon, S B Sadler and Geo Raby

Ernest Joyce, Baker of Devonshire Road, Burnham on Crouch was summonsed for selling a loaf of bread which had not been baked  12 hours.

Mrs J Cook, Executive Officer, of the Burnham Food Control Committee said that at 3 o clock in the afternoon he had stopped the defendants cart pulled by a lad called  Henry Charles Carter.

In his opinion half of the loaves in the cart were over 12 hours old and the others over 9 hours.

Joyce said that he drew the bread at 2 o clock in the morning.

Carter said that none of the bread was over 12 hours old.

The case was dismissed although the chairman advised Joyce to be very careful to observe the regulations.

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Mrs Annie Eliza Cranfield of Asheldham was summonsed by her neighbour Mrs Ada Perry for using indecent language within the hearing of the highway at Asheldham.

Mrs Perry denied that she had used the language complained of.

The case was dismissed with each defendant required to pay half the costs.

The Chairman advised both parties to try and live in a friendly way.

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Sidney Cooch was charged with breaking into Burnham Vicarage and stealing two jars of redcurrant jelly.

The Vicarage was shut up as Rev D L and Mrs Williams were absent from Burnham.

Witnesses Mrs Williams and Mrs Sidney Read were checking that the Vicarage was alright when they found  and zinc window forced and then found Cooch hiding inside behind a curtain with the two jars of redcurrant jelly.

Police Sergeant Dale later arrested Cooch at Cobbins farm.

Cooch denied the offence saying that he had gone to the vicarage to seek a job and had entered by the front door.

He was committed for trial at Essex Quarter Sessions.


J S Turney - near the Clock Tower in Burnham on Crouch - Making bicycles, repairs as well plus Fishing tackle, gramophones, sparking plugs and batteries.

Miss F kay - piano teacher - New Road, Burnham

T Havers - Builder and Undertaker also Washington car hire - Albert Road, Burnham

S Read - Builder and undertaker - Hillside, Burnham on Crouch

Lindus - North Street, Southminster - for anything and everything.

W Barker of 24 Queens Road, Burnham - Singer Sewing Machine local agent

J J Hawke and sons - Bootmakers

T A Human - Chapel Road, Burnham on Crouch - Chimney sweep

C Carder - Oyster Pit, The Quay, Burnham - Burnham native oysters

F J Handley - Ship Hotel - Job Masters

A G Argent - High Street, Burnham on Crouch - Yacht and house builder

Lewsley - Central Fruit Stores, Burnham - Seedsman

Trussell and Braham - High Street , Burnham - Plumbers, yacht and house decorators.

Watt - Chemist , stationer, Tobacconist, Photographic materials, Wines and Spirits.

Croxon's Dammerwick Dairy - New milk ( absolutely pure) monthly analysis - Cows registered- Control prices


Small Ads

Southminster Market - Charles Tarr

A weekly sale of fat and store stock, horses, poultry, carriages and other effects.

Every Tuesday at 2 o clock

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Southminster Market - Ernest J Gale

Every Tuesday at the sale yard, Southminster

Fat and store stock at 2

Poultry and sundry effects at 3

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Asheldham Church- wanted someone to play the Harmonium: terms 5 or by arrangement.

Apply by letter to the Rector

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Horseman wanted - must be good ploughman: married or single; for Court farm.

Apply  C Beehag or R MacKellar

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House to let in Marsh Road - Apply Flick and co, Burnham

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Wanted - General servant - Mrs E Dillway, The Red House, Burnham on Crouch

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Swedes for sale - 8sh cwt - Cherry Garden, Burnham on Crouch

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Wanted Horseman : married : good ploughman : references required : good house and garden : coals and wood - R MacKellar, Bacons, Dengie

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Wanted for Southminster - All round farm hand ,with knowledge of gardening: wages 80sh per week

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Wanted , Parlourmaid or good housekeeper, must have good references- apply to Mrs Jackson, Creeksea Place, Burnham on Crouch

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Mrs Walesby , Hillside, Station Road, Burnham - Dress and costumier- Charges moderate - Latest styles

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Wanted at once - Smart honest lad to serve round with horse and cart and make himself generally useful- Must be used to horses- Caut of Southminster