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This is how Walter Potton's grave looked in 2002 after Zoë and Marybeth, not to mention Dorothy Thomson and Val Fiddian, had a go at clearing that overgrown neglected north-east corner, but no-one did any more and it became obliterated with all the rest of the graves in that corner until now (June 2006)


Above : Zoë and Marybeth started on a massive growth of ivy and worked till dark.
Three buried tombstones—lying one upon another—were discovered.
(from the Salthouse book)

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PRIVATE WALTER GEORGE POTTON accidentally killed at Salthouse 8 August 1915, aged 31.


(cut from the Salthouse Book)

opposite right
two pictures of the north-east corner of the churchyard taken from the south; the top one is the view June 2006, and the bottom was taken Ninety-one years ago during the funeral of Walter Potton in 1915





Above: The funeral of Walter George Potton, Private 7th Essex Regiment, accidentally killed when his bicycle wheel caught between the planks of the Beach Road raised walkway and he was drowned in the mud and water of the dyke beside the road, 8 August 1915, aged 31. Above this picture, is the same view today.