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From: "colleen morrison" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] More on the L33
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 15:40:18 -0000
I've had a quick look at my map, John, and it may be that the farm I'm
thinking of is Pond Farm on the Kelevedon Road at Tolleshunt D'Arcy or Pound
Farm even Pointers at Tolleshunt Major - though I don't think so. The name
Ponders is very familiar, perhaps I've seen it on the censuses? Hopefully
I'll remember where I've seen it. Let you know. I now have a chest full of
old Essex mags and enough to fill another one. Am I crackers, do you think?
Don't anwer that :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Mead" <>
> I knew that I had this somewhere but couldn't find it!
> On 24 September 1916 the German Zeppelin LZ33 crashed at New Hall Farm,
> Little Wigborough. It was reported that farmer Charles Hutley, of
> Chestnuts, Little Wigborough suffered damage to his crops from the
> incursion of visitors to the site. He decided to collect a toll, in aid of
> the Red Cross, and put an employee, Harold Ponder, on the gate. He
> collected nearly eighty pounds.
> A Harold Ponder, probably the same, was a poultry farmer during the Second
> World War, and we visited him as a family. Although his farm was situated
> in the Wigborough area, I cannot recall exactly where.
> The PONDER family were related to the EVERETT family by marriage.
> provide source material to help in my research
> John Mead - bookseller since 1982
> Belsize Cottage
> 3 Broad Street,
> Suffolk, CO10 5DX
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