The Garlands in Wivenhoe
The Garland family are recent residents of Wivenhoe. From about 1877 Charles Garland lived in Camberwell, South London. His son Herbert stayed close by and lived in Dulwich where his son Basil was born and educated. On his return from Gibraltar in 1948, Basil, now married to Dora Hope, moved to Dulwich Common and Terry was brought up in Dulwich. In 1975 the family, Basil, Dora and Terry, moved to Dedham on the Essex/Suffolk border. Terry married Pam Barton in 1981 and moved to Canterbury and then Headcorn in Kent.
In December 1987 Terry, Pam and their two children, Emily and Francis, moved to Wivenhoe, to be closer to both sets of grand-parents.
Pam's father, Charles Halls Barton, died in
November 1997. His memorial is in the old churchyard
of Alresford. In 1998, Terry and Pam built an
extension to their house, where Barbara moved to in
October 1998. Barbara died 17 March 2011.
In 1999 Terry's parents also moved to Wivenhoe.
Their house in Dedham had been a mile out of the
village, which had limited facilities and little
public transport. In Wivenhoe they were within easy
walking distance of shops, buses to Colchester and
the train station. Terry's mother, Dora, died in
April 2008 and his father, Basil, died in September
2017; their memorials are in Colchester Crematorium
Emily is now living and trading as Maid of Gingerbread, a baker in London.
Francis is living in Colchester and working as Francis Garland a wedding pianist, conductor and musician.