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Subject: [Ess] Confiscated machine gun
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 07:25:06 +1300 (NZDT)
Greetings from New Zealand,
All this talk about Wilkins jam has ruined my day, it is hard to find any down here.
Fred <> wrote:
Here is my two pennyworth. I took some Canadians to the Jam Museum at
Tiptree on Thursday last and showed them the photo of the machine gun. The
caption says the army took it. Considering the scale of war going on I doubt
if administration would ever have dreamed of returning a machine gun. I take
it readers know about L32, downed the same night (September 1916) at
Billericay, mentioned in the Cater Museum there. I had models of the three
Naval Zeppelins made for the Police museum L31-2-3. The Cuffley one was
LZ9(?)an army one I think. L32 was seen burning by another Zeppelin
commander over Hull. You may also know of Zeppelina Cook, who died recently.
She was born in the house whilst L33 was landing on it. Dr Salter named
another child Eclipse.
As to the Jam Museum, the colonials were awfully impressed and bought up
supplies of the best jam. I had ginger jam on my scones and cream.
Editor, Essex Family Historian.
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