‘A keen horse-rider and huntsman Col. Fielder became most active in the promotion of a pre- war Territorial unit of the Royal Artillery on Canvey when he formed a section of a Heavy Battery, Royal Artillery, from employees of Fielder Estates Ltd. Its title was the 192 (Essex) Heavy Battery.’ as stated by Fred McCave.
Col. Fielder is seated in the middle of the front row.
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My dad is also there in front row second from left George Sparkes
Col. Fielder was indeed a keen horseman and kept his horses in stables where Pharma chemist’s mini mart & off licence in Furtherwick Road now stand. He rode with the Essex Hunt & my father would often join him riding one of the Col’s horses. I have a photogragh of my father on a horse outside the stables. My father is 1st on the left centre row.
My Dad is also there in the back row fifth from the left, Bill Stiff.
My Dad, Fred Peck, is in back row in front of rightmost vertical white column. If anyone has a higher resolution version of this photograph I would be pleased to hear.
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