|Arthur Worthington, with his wife Audrey, lived in a
bungalow at the end, or at least what was then the end of De Vere
Whilst to may people, he had a gruff manner, in 1959, it was
Arthur who generously sold part of his land on which to build the
Scout & Guide Hall. The sum involved was just £30, a very
modest sum, even at the time.
Arthur came to Wivenhoe from Australia, where he had been a
woodsman. He built the bungalow in De Vere Close himself and it was
enormously strong, so much so that when an enormous poplar crashed
down on it during the 1987 hurricane, cracking in half, only a few
ridge tiles were broken (see picture below).
Today, the bungalow has been substantially extended and two
houses are built in the rest of the garden at the end of the
(Note: If you know more about Arthur Worthington that you
feel should be recorded, then please send me details in an e-mail. Thanks.
Peter Hill. Click