From: Isabel Kirby
By chance I have had contact today with someone connected with Tollesbury. This has pointed me to this website. During the war (and after) I used to be taken to Tollesbury by my aunt and uncle (Percy and Ada Timson) to visit a family - they may have been relatives of Percy Timson - but the important thing was that he/they made painted wooden parrot shapes on stands - they bowed up and down as you pushed them. I still have in my house in Gloucestershire the one that was made for me. Does anyone remember the person or family? The other thing that will always remind me of Tollesbury is the winkles, which were brought back to Chelmsford regularly.
From: Beverly Rees
I lived in Thurstable Rd Tollesbury for 2 years until we emigrated to Australia in 1980. I absolutely loved village life & we were lucky enough to be accepted immediately as part of the village community. We were regulars at The Hope when it was run by Geoff & Debbie & were given a wonderful farewell party by them when we left for Oz. I am so pleased to see that the village is still thriving & have many lovely memories of my time there.
From: seamus montgomery
Will anyone knowing Mrs Angela Sapsford of 3 Station Road help us nominate her for the award
of local hero on the Heart Essex Radio web site as she has served in this community for over 27 years helping the elderly and disabled. Please call up the Heart Radio web site and vote.
From: Brian McGuinness
I was "evacuated" from London to the village of Tollesbury,from 1941 to 1945. I was billited with a family called Lonton..Anyone know anything about this family,and are any family members still in the village? Your help would be greatly appreciated..Thank you
Replying to Rosemary Binnal. I also have Lufkin ancestry and may be able to help your son in law.
From: Rosemary Binnal
Does anyone know anything of James Lufkin who owned Boone Hall in the 18th Century? Also whether Boone Hall and its land is the same property and land as Bohun Hall, which may have been subject to a spelling change at some time?
My son-in-law is a direct descendent of James Lufkin and is would be very interested to know more about Boone Hall as he is researching his ancestry.
From: Trevor Darke
My great-great-great-grandfather was a James Bowles and he had a daughter called Eliza, born in Tollesbury in 1814. He was described as a Steward (deceased) on her Marriage Certificate in 1846. There appear to be a few James Bowles in the area around the time. Can anybody shed any light, please?
From: leo radley
have just found mygreat-grandfather charles was living in tollesbury in the 1861 census
From: geoffrey smith
hi does any one know of the rose family,my grandmother ada rose left tollesbury in early 1900 to go into service her father robert was a oyster dredger and had a smack called florence rose they lived at the hope.i was told he hanged himself in a barn at the back of the pub, g,smith
From: MS R YATES
I visited Tollesbury a few years ago whilst doing some research on local history and my family tree,I met some very helpful people in the church who thought that a local archivist was compiling a record from the parish records of the residents in the past.I was wondering if that was correct and if such a huge task was completed?It would be wonderful if it was so and it was possible to access it in some way.I look forward to your reply , Thank-you for your time. R.YATES