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Hatfield Peverel Gallery

1939 Hatfield Peverel Village Sign

John Weston, 1942 pupil, created this image and copied this paragraph from a book on Essex Village Signs, as a result of his interest in photography and village signs:

Oak and Chestnut prevailed around the 'hadfelda' (the wooded clearing) from which Hatfield grew. Sir Ralph Peverel (his arms featured), a favoured knight of William the Conqueror, received lands here, and married the Conqueror's former beautiful Saxon mistress, Ingelrica.

The Great Eastern Railway reached Hatfield in 1843, the viaduct carrying it over the Ter, a tributary of the Chelmer, being constructed with locally made bricks. The station, burnt down in 1849, was not replaced until 1878. At one time this second station had 26 staff manning a complex of buildings, sidings, gardens, and goods and coal yards. Featured on the sign is a Claude Hamilton 4-4-0 express passenger engine. 121 of these famous GER locomotives were built at Stratford works, 1900 to 1922. Lord Claud Hamilton was chairman,1883 to 1922.

Gravel workings here, using deposits from the end of the ice ages, opened in 1937, and supplied the building industry with everything from soft sand to large drainage stones. Declining excavation has enabled land reclamation benefiting wildlife.

Among early 17th century yeomen, operating Essex water-mills, were the forebears of Lord Rayleigh's modern farming complex. The family developed local Friesian dairy herds, the milk being processed nearby. Rayleigh's dairies were the first to use plastic containers.

Four Boys and Pet Dog

Photo copied from page 79 of the school history compiled by Don Grammer in 1999: Trinity: A School with a Past

The four boys are Peter Nixon holding the dog, Freddie Williamson, George Golding and Ken Coleman, presumably with their hosts or visitors. Peter had a sister Phyllis and Frank, both Trinity pupils.

1939 Group Photo outside Cedar House

Photo scanned from page 72 of the school history compiled by Don Grammer in 1999: Trinity: A School with a Past

1939 St Andrews Church

Photo scanned from page 83 of the school history compiled by Don Grammer in 1999 -Trinity: A School with a Past

The Village Green

Hatfield Place

Photo scanned from page 52 of the school history compiled by Don Grammer in 1999 - Trinity: A School with a Past

Map of Hatfield Peverel

Image scanned from page 42 of the school history compiled by Don Grammer in 1999 - Trinity: A School with a Past

1939 The Elms Removed

Photo scanned from page 60 of the school history compiled by Don Grammer in 1999 - Trinity: A School with a Past

Scenic view from the Priory

Photo scanned from page 58 of the school history compiled by Don Grammer in 1999 - Trinity: A School with a Past

1939 Ulting Church

A beautifully proportioned stone and flint building with a shingled spire which sits behind the River Chelmer and seen on many cross-country runs and riverside rambles.

Photo scanned from page 66 in the school history compiled by Don Grammer in 1999 - Trinity: A School with a Past

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