Old Spiery, Mersea's Fighting Parson, by Mary Stevens

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Old Spiery, Mersea's Fighting Parson, by Mary Stevens

Old Spiery, Mersea's Fighting Parson, by Mary Stevens

Published by Mersea Island Museum Trust, 44 pages. (N3640)

From the first inside page: This is a true account of the Rev. Charles Pierrepont Edwards, MC, 1898-1946

Charles Pierrepont Edwards was Vicar of West Mersea from 1898 to 1946. He was known as 'Old Spiery', and he lived on Mersea Island for almost all his life, becoming a central figure in the local community. At the start of the First World War Charles became a chaplain in the Army, and he saw action in Gallipoli, where he was awarded the Military Cross for his efforts in rescuing the wounded.

Includes lots of black and white photographs, drawings and maps

Mersea Island is located marginally off the coast of Essex, about nine miles southeast of Colchester, and is situated in the estuary area of the Blackwater and Colne rivers (The name 'Mersea' is derived from the Old English meresig meaning 'island of the pool'

Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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