History of Kelvedon
High Street, Kelvedon, 1950
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Kelvedon >> Kelvedon Snippets
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Some are quirky, some show that there is nothing new in this world, and some about the attitudes and morals of the time. [index to snippets] Here is one for Kelvedon about a mischievous raven.
Essex Standard December 1861
A Novel Post Office Robbery
A singular circumstance occurred at Kelvedon on Monday last. The postman was conveying a money letter to Mr. Burch, butcher of the place, when a tame raven which was sitting near the shop made a sudden grab at the letter, succeeded in getting possession of it, and instantly, to the great horror of the poor letter carrier, took flight. The mischievous bird, after a considerable circuit over the houses, alighted in his master's pasture, and there, before to could be prevented, she tore the letter to fragments. On putting the pieces together, the letter was found to contain a cheque for £30.
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Kelvedon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Kelvedon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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