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From: "Lawrence Greenall" <>
Subject: Earthquake book
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 20:06:10 +0100
In-Reply-To: <015a01c4a504$6727f2a0$6401a8c0@Chris>


The online bookstores (www.addall.com/used or www.abebooks.co.uk et al) list
several copies for sale, starting at £3 for a 1991 Robert Hale paperback
(ISBN:0709043910).

Lawrence

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Goddard [mailto:]
> Sent: 28 September 2004 03:40
> To:
> Subject: Re: What a great list!- St Elmo's Fire in Essex?
>
>
> Hazel wrote:
>
> > Really interested to hear about the Essex Earthquake for the
> first time &
> > had a quick look on Google. Centered on Colchester it was 1884 & there
> > are
> > some good pictures of damaged buildings.
>
> The standard book is (or was) Peter Haining's 'The Great English
> Earthquake'
> (London: Robert Hale, 1976).
>
> Last week I was reading through the logbooks of the Infants Department of
> the National School in Wivenhoe. There is some fascinating material there
> about the earthquake as it happened. I'll post what I was able to
> transcribe
> once I've got it typed up.
>
> The earthquake happened on Tuesday 22nd April, yet the
> jitteriness caused by
> the original panic was still being felt in September, when the
> headteacher
> wrote:
>
> "Mothers of Rose Cook, Maggie Harvey and Minnie Rayner came to take their
> children away saying they meant no disrespect to headteacher, and
> were more
> than satisfied with their progress but including 'Earthquake'
> this was six
> times chlidren had been frightened so terribly, and only the once at the
> dame schools. Two broken forms turned over in Girls School caused last
> catastrophe".
>
> Finally, in October she wrote "The Head Teacher has been under medical
> treatment the whole of this year, especially since the 'Earthquake'.
>
> Little Maggie Harvey (Margaret Laura Harvey, 1877-1961) was six
> at the time
> of the earthquake and went on to teach in Wivenhoe herself.
>
>
> Chris
>
>


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