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Mary Ann Minter
born c. 1816, St Osyth
(from Len Ward, from a photo taken by Nigel Ward)

Mary Ann Minter, a painting.

John Ward, husband of Mary Ann Minter
(A photo taken by Nigel Ward)

The painting of John Ward (1815 - 1896) was hung beside that of his wife.

John Howling
born 1808, Wivenhoe, Essex

This is a photo of a pair of naive portraits of Captain John Howling and his wife Mary Ann nee Kent (born 1810), together with John Howling's telescope. John and Mary Ann were the parents of Hannah Ann Howling who married Frederick John Minter in Brightlingsea in 1858. The photo was provided by Rob Hall who sold it to a collector in 2012.

Edward John Minter
born 1848, Brightlingsea
(Photo reproduced with permission from Essex Record Office, Colchester Local Studies Library)

A photo dating from 1903, taken from the other side of High Street from Edward Minter's shop. On the left, at number 16 on the corner of High Street and Sydney Street, is the drapery and bookshop owned by Edward Minter; on the right is the butcher's shop owned by Herbert Ormes.

A view up High Street showing Edward Minter's shop on the left. This postcard (found by James Earley) was published by Wrench around the same time as the photo above.

Edward Minter's shop photographed in about July 1905. The newspaper billboards headline the inspection of the Colonial and Indian Coronation contingents by the Prince of Wales, accompanied by the Queen, on 2 July 1905 and the state of the the King, who was recovering from an appendicitis operation, which had led the postponement of his coronation. The Daily Telegraph reported on 3 July "that the sound of the cheering [from the contingents inspection] fell pleasantly upon his ears as he lay in his sick room in the Palace". Thanks to Richard Minter for this photo.

A photo which appeared in the Colchester Gazette, perhaps from the 1960s or 1970s. The building once used as Edward Minter's shop has changed very little.

2018 Google Maps streetview picture showing the building on the corner of High Street and Sydney Street which once housed Edward John Minter's shop. The next shop along, which was once home to Herbert Ormes' butchers shop, is a butchers shop today.

Edward Frank Minter
born 1888, Brightlingsea, son of Edward John Minter
(Photos supplied by James Earley)

Edward was a qualified chemist. He moved to Hersham, Surrey after WW1. This photo shows his shop at 17 Queens Road, Hersham. The name above the door is thought to be that of the previous owner. The identity of the man in the doorway is unknown.

Derek Minter was Edward Frank Minter's eldest son. He married Patricia Jean Howell in 1953. Derek's parents are on the left hand side of the photo.

Portrait photo of Patricia Jean Howell.

Edward Martin Minter was Edward Frank Minter's second son.

Henry Minter
born 1846, Brightlingsea

Henry as deputy mayor of Brightlingsea in 1895
(photo supplied by James Earley and reproduced with the permission of Charles Herbert, Keeper of the Records at Cinque Ports Liberty)

The children of Henry Minter and Sarah Ann (Capon)
(photos supplied by Ken Porter)

Clara Eliza Minter born 1878, Brightlingsea

Capon Harry Minter born 1879, Brightlingsea

Henry Edward Minter born 1886, Brightlingsea