MORE MYSTERY OBJECTS SAVED FROM THE SKIP! (Update)

Two more items saved from the skip in the clear-out of Grey Friars in preparation for Essex County Council’s sale of the premises may be of interest to local families.

They are badges of office for the Chairmen of the Youth Councils of Colchester and Clacton between 1947 and 1971.

Council of Youth Regalia 2

A larger photo plus the names of those who are mentioned are listed in this downloadable/printable document, click here> Youth council medals

They are currently in the possession of our Grey Friars history project. Suggestions as to how these may be passed to a more appropriate custodianship are welcome.

Please email greyfriarshistory@btinternet.com or place a message on this website or contact via Facebook www.facebook.com/greyfriarscolchester with claims or ideas.

MANY THANKS TO ALL RESPONDENTS BY EMAIL, PHONE AND WEB! WE HAVE NOW ARRANGED TO REUNITE THE OBJECTS WITH TWO PAST HOLDERS. SUCCESS!

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    Brian Winters

    I am the Brian Winters on the Clacton Council of Youth badge of office.I was chairman in 1969 as stated.Also still in contact with the Jackie Taplin who followed me.I am only to pleased to be of help in your research.
    01206 867968

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      Project Team

      Thanks Brian. As it came into our archives by accident and isn’t directly connected to Grey Friars we’d like to pass the artefact on to a more suitable recipient. We’ll be in touch soon to discuss it.

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    Neil Pears

    Heather Ardley 1958 was a member of our group and lived at 250 Mersea Road. I went to live at 252 next door when her mother was still alive.
    I can not remember the year but Heather went to live in New Zealand. When ever she came to see her mother she always looked us up but I can not remember if she has been back since her mother died.
    I can not remember her birthday or birth date but am fairly sure she was Colchester born, probably in 1937 or 1938. Regards. Neil Pears 274 Mersea Road

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    Sue Ambridge

    Clacton badge: I think that C .J. Yule was Christopher Yule, and the R. J. Tye was Ronald Tye.