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The Bathing Pool - Tollesbury Marine Lake. Postcard 126382.
Postcard is in More from Tollesbury Past, plate 24, which says:
1930s. Uncommon view of the bathing pool. The structure on the left (including the diving board) collapsed in 1980. Long before Woodrolfe Flats, the tower of the parish church can just be seen above the standing diver's head. Extreme right is the corner of Cranfield and Carter's shed, to its left, the water tower. 1930s. Photo: Cedric Gurton Tollesbury
Repton Dixon's Stores in Church Road, West Mersea. All the shop staff.
1. Bessie Dixon (with her tongue out), 2. Pat Franklin, 3. Susan Hales, 4. Carol Dixon, 5. Percy Bacon.
<b>Pat Franklin</b> and her husband Gil (Gilbert) Franklin lived in Kingsland House in Kingsland Road which used to be a school. It was such a huge house and the upkeep was mind blowing. In the end they sold it up on condition it was kept intact as it was such a wonderful old house. Their wishes were not upheld and it was levelled and re-developed very soon after. 
<b>Susan Hales</b> she married Danny Williamson in 1967, He used to ride huge motor-bikes. Susan was a lovely bubbly girl.
<b>Carol Dixon</b> - little old me in the brown overall and then my beloved Percy Bacon, my we had some fun in those days but we worked hard and the days were long.
In the evening after the shop shut at 6pm we had a meal and then I had to cash up all the tills, agree them and put the float back for the next day. Then all the duplicate invoices had to be entered into the ledger for every sale that day 'on-tick' which would be put on the customers monthly accounts at the end of every month. All this was done by hand entry, no machines in those days and the till roll was folded into lengths of about 10 inches and each section added up using mental arithmetic. In the summer days when holiday makers were down the till roll could easily be 10 to 15 foot long and if the cash did not agreee with the pencilled entries on the till roll it was a long night! The off-licence had a separate till and ledger so I was rarely finished before 8pm and we opened at 8am.
Part of CW3_105. c1965. Photo: Carol Wyatt Collection
Birch School House and School. The photograph shows the old central front entrance to the school, which was removed in 1911. The porch of School House does not have the wisteria that appears on Photo 36.
Photo 37 B.S. c1900. Photo: Birch School
Waiting for the Band. Postcard by Hammond, Great Totham, mailed 22 September 1911 to Miss French, Blackheath. The wall the shed on the left shows the Victorian Letter Box that is now in the Museum.
A picture from one of the slide shows run in Mersea Museum during opening hours. August 1911.
G.W. Rudlin Carrier, West Mersea. Driver is Arthur Death ex Digby's, who worked for George Rudlin. The Rudlin's first motorised carrier cart - the vehicle is a Chevrolet with bodywork by Maskell of Tollesbury. Outside the base in City Road where the cart was kept. 1938. Photo: Peter Rudlin Collection
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Mersea Museum has a large collection of images, mainly of Mersea Island and the surrounding area. Those shown here are a small sample.
The images are divided into categories - click on a Category to view a selection.
Each year, a selection of the images with an accompanying audiocommentary form an audio-visual display that is run when the Museum is open.
If you can add to the information we have about an image, such as the names of the people, the place or the date, please Email us.
The collection is always increasing thanks to the kindness of may individuals. If you have photographs that are suitable for our collection, we would be pleased to hear from you. We can just take a digital copy of a photograph and return the original to you.
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