Welcome to The Bay Museum Website

The Bay Museum is a friendly museum situated on Canvey Island. Based in a degaussing station, it now offers a wealth of artefacts, books and displays focussing on Military history. Open from 10am till 4pm, the museum also organises trips to France and Belgium to experience the battlefields first hand. The museum is run by volunteers who always warmly welcome visitors and are never short of a war story!

H.E. WITTY 25 July 1916

H.E. WITTY

18th SIEGE BATTERY R.G.A.

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25th July 1916.  Tuesday.  Laid 1 mile of G 12 up the Brook for new CX line.  Finished at NOON.  Old CX broken – went out at 1.30 p.m. found break near VLAM. (86 shelled) returned in sidecar.  Overhauling cable at night.  NO MAIL.  53 Returns from South.

A.G. Richardson’s Diary 25 July 1916

A.G. Richardson’s Diary 25 July 1916

The diary has no further location headings until1 September.

A                     AX

Tuesday 25th July 1916:          10 am              B/245              380                  76

3.20 pm           C/246              142

 

A is 18-pdr Shrapnel shell and AX is 18-pdr High Explosive shell.

 

H.E. WITTY 24 July 1916

H.E. WITTY

18th SIEGE BATTERY R.G.A.

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24th July 1916.  Monday.  Returned to camp 6.15 a.m.  On South Loop line in the morning – very warm but rather dull.  Letters Frank, R., Alice, Mr. Carter, F.A.W. (PC), Gilbert, Bottrill.  ANS.

 

Alf Smith Postcard 23 July 1916

 

FIELD SERVICE

POST CARD

Field Post Office 13. 23 JY 16.

To  T. Smith Esq., 24 Palmerston Rd BowesPark. LondonN. England

 

 

I am quite well

Letter follows at first opportunity

I have received no letter from you lately.

 

Signature only. A.A. Smith

 

Date July 21st 16

H.E. WITTY 23 July 1916

H.E. WITTY

18th SIEGE BATTERY R.G.A.

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23rd July 1916.  Sunday.  At Frascati – left here 3.30 a.m.  Pretty quiet day.  Canal Bank strafed about midnight.  Mallins & Tribe.  Col. Buzzard’s visit.  Letter Humberstone.  ANS.  Another lovely day. A.A. DRUNK.

A.G. Richardson’s Diary 23 July 1916

A.G. Richardson’s Diary 23 July 1916

The diary has no further location headings until1 September.

A                     AX

Sunday 23rd July 1916:           9.15 am           B/245              380                  76

 

A is 18-pdr Shrapnel shell and AX is 18-pdr High Explosive shell.